Starting with a piece of felt, strips of hand-dyed sari silk (from Dale Rollerson) are blanket stitched onto the felt using Perle threads (or similar). This is a technique that I've admired in Dale's work, it gives an interesting texture.
|Silk sari strips and perle thread|
|felting the blanket stitched strips|
|Sari strips after felting|
|Cutting into strips|
|Trial layout onto another piece of felt|
The piece is layered onto cotton batting and backing then basted. The strips are stitched down and quilted at the same time.
The piece is then faced.
I'm the last on this blog hop, I hope you've enjoyed seeing how all these fabulous quilts have been created. Be sure to follow the online auction here when it starts on Monday September 9th, at 2:00 Eastern.
In addition to the online auction a selection of quilts will be auctioned at Houston International Quilt Festival at the end of October. I'm quite excited that Fishnets will be one of those quilts.
Enjoy viewing the quilts and purchasing your favourite piece/s.