OK, so this isn’t the giant post I promised (I’m working on that one still), so consider this an appetizer!
This is yet another one of the pieces that make up the collar. It is a dark navy hand dyed cotton muslin with Angelina fibers on top.
This was the first time I ever worked with Angelina in a large capacity. It’s a very interesting medium.
I cut the batting, top cloth and muslin backing to the size I needed, layered them, then took the loose Angelina fibers and pressed them between Teflon sheets. I don’t know what the heat does to the fibers, but once they have been pressed, the colors seem to get brighter and more vivid.
After everything was pressed, I pinned the melded fibers to the top cloth and began quilting in an erratic manner. The end result looks like a little mini galaxy to me.
OK, long post coming soon!
Sorry about the lack of posts, but I promise that I have a doozy of an update coming up very soon.
In the meantime here is a picture of a bunny devouring a rug:
OK, I’m kind of obsessed with the hats at Louis Vuitton this fall. They were made by Stephen Jones. I think I need to take a break from quilting to make one. See the whole collection here.
running out of ideas for fabric treatments looking into different fabric treatments, I kind of fell in love with this color combination. It reminds me of a bright moon in a dark sky.
It’s hard to tell in the picture, but the white parts are opalescent and glittery. It was done on a hand dyed, navy, shadow-stripe cotton.
Once the layers (fashion fabric, low-loft cotton batting, muslin backing) were pinned together, I quilted the piece using black thread on the navy and light grey thread on the white parts.