As long as I had piles of Japanese theme fabric spread over every surface after completing "Oriental Dreams", it seemed like a good time to see if anything else caught my eye.
Why yes.....something did. Though this style isn't the type of fabric I'd ever purchase....a gift of several boxes from a friend continues to challenge me. After more thought than I care to admit, this scenic panel gained the interest I was seeking after I pleated a couple vertical rows.BUT....translating that idea into a quilt eluded me. On some practice fabric I strip pieced in a narrow flange. Perhaps that might be interesting if using a different print....it sure didn't work on this one.
Next I pieced two solid black narrow flanges (about 1/4") between strips of fabric (cut 2.5" wide). Nope.....nothing special here.
Finally, I pieced in a larger solid black flange....cut 1.5" wide. This is a take off on Caryl Fallert's High Tech Tucks, made popular in the 1980's. Now the question is.....will it provide the interest/texture I quested after on the fabric panel in question??