The quilt that I'm currently working on is an unusual one for me. I usually don't know where I'm going with a project for quite some time after I actually start on it, but this time, as soon as I had all the marbled fabrics together, I knew what the quilt was going to be named: Falling From a Blue Sky.
The design that I envisioned was going to be composed of marbled fabric circles of several sizes centered on slightly larger solid-colored fabric circles. To choose a color for the backing circles, I gathered up a handful of my marbled fabrics and headed off for the fabric store to audition some possibilities.
I found a pretty fuchsia cotton twill which seemed to look good with all the different fabrics, and a bright true blue cotton twill which I chose to be the background fabric. That's not the blue cotton shown in the image above...you'll have to wait till next time for that!
I ironed lightweight interfacing to the back of circles before cutting them out. The interfacing is as much to keep the fabrics from unraveling around the edges as to stiffen them.
I chose a blue embroidery floss which matched the background blue fabric pretty well, and began to stitch the marbled circles to their backings. This was wonderful mindless work that allowed me to listen to some good audio books while stitching.
Next week, the quilt design!
Marbled fabrics - part one
Marbled fabric quilt - part two
Marbled fabric quilt - part three
Marbled fabric quilt - part four
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