Aug. 28th, 2006 01:46 pm
iridium: (glass-head)
i picked up a ridiculous quantity of swatches of tie silk at the Depot last week. i bought two packs of one particular pattern -- a small-curlicue brocade with little dots -- with the idea of making a quilt. as it turns out, each of the ~150 swatches is a slightly different color, woven from a combination of 4 (or more) colors of thread. the shades range through golds, sage-greens, reds, blues, purples, and a little bit of black and silver.

thanks to [livejournal.com profile] snowninja7's enablement, i got started on the quilt this weekend, and just finished stitching the first set of pieces together. i thought about planning out some fancy pattern with piecework and/or colors...and then decided that while that would in theory produce an absolutely amazingly gorgeous quilt, the thing would never actually get sewn, and i'd have much less fun. so instead i went with my usual kamikaze approach, and i'll end up with a patchwork quilt made with gorgeous brocade silk.

each patch-square is ~5" x 5"; there will be 9 blocks, each 5 squares on a side. haven't decided yet if i'm going to just do a solid 15 x 15, put a border on the outside, or if i'll separate the 5 x 5 blocks with a border of some sort in between. also haven't decided what to use for the backing. but here's the first step: 23 sets of 5 swatches stitched together. 2 fabric photos behind the cut. )

the next step is to cut them into strips, then arrange the strips into blocks.


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