archive for March 14th, 2006
well you learn something new every day. i really wasn’t expecting the polkadot fabric i got on ebay to be textured. at first i thought it was a poly (since no composition was mentioned) and that the dots were raised by heating (melting) the fibres. but no, the dots are sewn in (lord alone knows how) and it burns like cotton. it’s a dead ringer for this description – crisp and slightly sheer. now i’ve got over my slight surprise i’m really digging it.
i’ve been playing around with a quilt design and it think it’s shaping up rather nicely. i’ll work out the real thing as i go from the fabrics but this gives a good schematic of how the colours play together (though the scale’s all to pot). it’ll probably have more joins than this since i have a fair number of fat quarters which i’m pretty sure aren’t 30″ wide (for each panel, total is 90″ square). it’ll also be more random looking, less square, thanks to my sewing skillz
i’m considering using the paler blue polkadot fabric as the central panel (with white) on the backing.
you can see the details of the fabrics in the massive size pic.