First steps: Fused the original panel to some lightweight woven interfacing, trimmed all sides to square up and more closely center the image, and added some framing strips:
Here's the full thing at this stage. It's showing signs of not wanting to be a medallion layout. We'll see how it goes.
The orange fabric beside it is my touch-stone print for a made-fabric border that will range lighter/darker, brighter/duller, redder/yellower, without straying too far in any of those directions. I'd no idea, until a deep rummage through all sizes of scraps was done, how many orange/brown fabrics were in there!
My "made fabric" is all right angles , inspired by the grid-like motif that forms the panel background. Made like so:
1) Cut a heap of strips. These are mostly 1.5" and 1.75" wide:
2) Find strips of similar length and sew into strata:
3) Cross-cut and resew into sections like this:
4) Which get assembled into fabric like this:
I have a plan for that border, but it is subject to change. More pics to come...
Beautiful made fabric! I look forward to seeing the next stage!
Great looking made fabric. Thanks for sharing the process. Food for the soul.
Your made fabric sings! I really appreciate that you showed us the steps to making it. The technique is perfect for lots of strips of fabric I have from a project I abondoned a long time ago. Thank you!
This is going to be fabulous!
Yikes...there was an "end date"? I totally missed that post. LOVE what you've started...my towel is still...just a towel...but it has a dream of growing up to be a quilt one day. Keep on! You're doing great!
What a neat towel you have! good warm Hawaiian sunset colors! great process post!
Love your plans for this piece!
I like your more uniform made fabric!
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