Friday, February 3, 2017

NOT SURE WHERE THIS IS GOING


The Fiber Junkies spend spring - fall months playing with fabric dyes and paints which yields A LOT of fabric.  My preference of working with felted wool can over shadow other fun fabrics.
Yet, my eye seems to meet this small cotton piece every time I glance towards  my painted/dyed fabric stash. (7th railing on the right.) The question was....what the heck do I do with it?
One problem was the flaw smack dab in the middle of the length of fabric which was required removing a narrow section.  yes, I could have covered it up....but...
                      Instead, I decided to incorporate some polka-dot scraps.
Here's one layout idea.  The very top section is the strip cut from the whole-cloth....adding 1 patch to achieve the required width.  Actually, viewing the photo now as I pen this post....it isn't too bad.....  Yet, during auditioning various layouts, I chose not to go this route.
My blogging format preference is to share some step-by-steps followed by the finished piece. Because my plan calls for a lot of hand stitching....that won't happen for awhile.  Stay tuned....

Consider visiting these great blogs where other artists share their work:  Nina-Marie's Off The Wall Friday, Sarah's Whoop Whoop Friday, Crazy Mom Quilts.

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18 comments:

Kathy said...

Well, I certainly did not see what the flaw was that you had to remove, but I sure like where you're going with this! Looks like such fun and I have a similar one that might benefit from a stolen idea or two...!!! (By the way, I have not been able to get through with any email to you.)

Kathy said...

Oooooh--the flaw in the fabric itself! I was looking for a flaw in the design, which I did not see! Looking forward to the finished product.

Norma Schlager said...

What is it about dots and circles that are so appealing? Your initial fabric is terrific, even with the tiny flaw and I like both of your solutions. Be sure to keep us posted.

Adaliza said...

Love the colours and how the little squares and circles work together. It's a stunning design.

Marianne said...

Jolie propositions j'aime les deux

Linda M said...

I love circles and what a great combo with polka dots. Can't wait to see all the stitching.

The Joyful Quilter said...

What a FUN piece you've come up with!! I'll be looking forward to the completed quilt.

Kaja said...

Intriguing! I love the little peep at your hand stitching.

Angela said...

This is just fun!

Janine @ Rainbow Hare said...

Your dyed fabric is wonderful. I love the layout with the squares and also the peek at your hand stitching :)

Carie @ Space for the Butterflies said...

I love the layout with the little strips so I'm very curious to see what was better!

Gwyned Trefethen said...

Once again you wow me with your ability to bring calm out of something which could read as very busy. Love peaking into your closet, too.

Robbie said...

Really! How do you do this!!! You can take something and make it into some SO special or unique! This is a great piece, Mary!!!! WOW!

quiltedfabricart said...

This is g
onna be a fun piece! Can't wait to see what happens

The Idaho Beauty said...

Love that piece of fabric, and I can see why you want to do something with it but wonder what. Your idea to break it up with strips of something else is a good reminder to me. I seldom think to do that to what I feel is a really interesting piece of fabric, perhaps one that I think should stand alone somehow. And yet, the cutting makes it even more interesting and exciting!

margaret said...

what a great piece of fabric you created think both ideas work well good to see ypou have decided to do lots of hand stitching on it, I find hand stitching very relaxing. You certainly have a cupboard full of fabrics

Jayne Honnold said...

What fun! I like the way your eye works!

Deb Thuman said...

I love the circles and dots. I'd leave the piece as pictured, and figure out how to quilt it.