Bloggers Quilt Festival.
This quilt is one of the woven fabric quilts that I've enjoyed making over the last couple of months. Small - it's only 9" x 11" - it's portable, simple, and lovely! I couldn't think of a nicer destination for some strips of my old linen shorts and calico. The hand dyed silk that I used for the quilting is lovely - a real treat to use. It's been lovely to enjoy the simple fabric and stitch combination, and I'd like to make more quiltlets exploring this a bit further. I will learn to try and make things that fit within 'standard' frames though. Just a little narrower and this would fit into a ready made A4 frame, rather than making me wonder about the cost of custom framing versus attaching this to fabric covered mountboard!
I've been taking a jewellery course - just five weeks - and wanted to incorporate some of the materials and techniques that I've learnt to give this quiltlet a little more sparkle. I'm in love with tiger tail and crimp beads (and thus my jewellery pliers too) although I'm not sure that the different fixings for beads are entirely appropriate in such a small scale. I'm looking forward to using them again on different quiltlets though.
Right, can't stop here blogging. There is a whole virtual quilt show that needs exploring - and only limited time before two small people start demanding breakfast!
I hope that you are having quilt show fun too!