Monday, July 2, 2012

Tiny Silk Cabins

Here's my latest work,  tiny Half Log Cabins made from tiny silk strips I've been wanting to work with.  Each block is 2.25" so the entire little quilt is about 12" square.  I found the silk jacquard fabric in my stash--love how it suits the silks so well!


Today I will quilt it with silk thread, in the ditch so it stays together but the quilting in the cabins does not distract.  I'll probably do  gentle curvy lines in the border.

Be sure to check out Design Wall Monday with Judy L to see what others are doing as they keep cool.

Let's quilt!

Barbara


10 comments:

  1. Oh great colors! this is so sweet.
    Did you paper piece?

    don't forget to show it again when you finish...it is terrific.

    Happy Sewing

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    1. Kim, I have a rubber stamp for the block which I stamped on muslin. The silk is very thin so I did not want to tear paper off.

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  2. Spectacular, love the rich, saturated colors. Can't believe how small those blocks are!

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  3. Beautiful. So perfect for the silk fabric.

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  4. the colors are so rich, love the silk. its beautiful

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    1. They really are pretty, aren't they?

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  5. Very pretty. I have some silk that Joc brought me back from China ... I've been itching to doing something quilty with it. Does silk play nice in piecing?!?

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    1. If it's very thin it needs to be stabilized. These were stitched to a muslin background so there s no paper to pull of. A very lightweight fusible stabilizer should work for piecing, just test the fusible with the lowest heat on the iron that works.

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