Friday, October 25, 2013

Diamond-in-the-Rough

 

Miniature top done!  I had a jolly time playing with all the red silks in this piece.  Started out by making a fan.  It was nice, but it just didn't look right along side the 'made fabric' neutral background.




Then I tried cutting up the fan and making 3" squares for the center.  That was fun!  But the neutral 'made fabric' took away from the main event...




So I abandoned the 'made neutrals' and went with the remaining solid silk pieces....all except for those corner blocks.  I had run out of reds by then, so they are totally random, too.

Now comes the quilting question....  I wish I could FMQ some little Amish feathers in the solid triangles, but I know my limitations.  Any volunteers???

11 comments:

Helen in the UK said...

Gorgeous :)

roccagal said...

luv it-you made good design decisions and I love the final product!

Encyclopedia said...

You are a mini speed stitcher. Love it...

Venus de Hilo said...

Beautiful!
No help here on the quilting question. Faving the same doubts, queries for mine: what's both appropriate and feasible at such a small scale?

Margaret said...

Glad you abandoned the neutrals as a background ... love the choices you made! How about embroidering those feathers?

Helen said...

Margaret, you mind-reader! I was just thinking the same thing after I saw V's blog about Aurifil this morning.

Brenda said...

if you still want some feathers machine stitched, I'll do it. send the flimsy to me.

Charlotte Foster said...

Just beautiful! Love your choices!

JaneB said...

This is wonderful! How were the silks to work with? A friend of mine just bought a little bundle to play with and she was going to use a fusible stabilizer before cutting.

Victoria Findlay Wolfe said...

love the Silks!!! glorious!!

Helen said...

Jane, these decorator silks were so easy to work on. They were firm and needed no stabilizer.