Now with my studio reorganized, I’m ready to play. First up is cutting one of my ice dyed pieces. I’m asked a lot what I do with all of my fabric. To tell you the truth, most of it is in my fabric cabinet since I’m so afraid of cutting it. Well, no more!!
Here is the piece I started with.
I decided I’d cut it in 1.5 inch strips and sew them back together. This reminded me of years ago when I used to collage. We’d take two different pictures or magazine pages, cut them in strips and then glue them back together. I had forgotten all about that technique until I started playing with this fabric.
However, instead of cutting from two different pieces of fabric, I cut from the same piece but cut from both ends and then sewed them together.
This is what I came up with.
And a close up.
I really think it’s so much prettier cut up!! I’ll be using it as a background for an art quilt with the strips going horizontal.
I had some of the fabric left over so I sewed a feather. That was so much fun!
The weather turned cold the last couple of days, but it looks like it’s going to be warm today. That means I’ll be back at weeding and mulching outside. However, I see some sewing in my future for this afternoon.
Have a great weekend! And as always, thanks for dropping by.
I love it, Lynda. I have used my ice-dyed pieces for backgounds and applique, so I like to see what you have done here. It is hard to cut into these beautiful pieces. Your courage may rub off on me. Thanks for posting this.
Hi Jane, Thanks. I’m so happy that I did cut it up and it really is so much prettier now! Thanks for dropping by.
That ‘new’ fabric looks wonderful. I really like the stripes you ended up with. It will make a wonderful background. Love the feather, too.
I have been using my ice dyed fabric. I have one quilt completed:
KJ, Thanks! Your quilt is beautiful!!
Lynda, I love the vertical orientation. It suggests to me the reflection of trees and flowers on the surface of a pond. I’m not sure what you could add to it, perhaps a silhouette of some kind. It will be interesting to see what you do with this new fabric.
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Janice, Thanks. The blue does look like a pond. I do like it vertical, but I’ll be using it horizontally. Thanks for dropping by.
Your end result is really great! Yay for being brave!