About 10 years ago, I was at Quilting by the Lake, and I noticed a display of quarter yards of this luscious fabric - all rolled up and ready to take home. They were being sold in the vender booth of International Fabric Collection (based right here in Erie County, PA). I took the plunge and ended up taking about 14 of them back to my classroom with me. I was taking Cynthia Corbin's Black Sketch at the time and it was just the ticket I needed to get me started on my vision. Well I was totally in love with the silk - it pieced fine and it wasn't to hard to work with unraveling. (Truth be told I like how it unravels - you can run your fingers through that too - grin)
Anyways - I did manage to get a lot of the piece done but then didn't quite like it - so there it sits in my UFO pile. For Years! I loved the complex background - I love Shady Sadie but still the proportions are off - intentionally - and - well - it really needs a rework! Still I have a schedule of projects before I get back to Sadie but she's on my list for 2013!!
So now the good stuff. . . . . . .
I'm participating in my first Quilter's Blog Hop Party! And for the giveaway. . . . I would love to share my fasination with Dupioni Silk.
Since I asked for a bundle of it for Christmas - I thought I could share some of what I have here! Recently, I found (after two years) my scraps for the Shady Sadie project and I started making these great book markers. I will gladly share two of them with you plus an envelope of scraps.
Anybody can enter - I'll mail the envelope domestically or internationally.
Also - want to mention - that I host my own blog link party - called - Off the Wall Fridays. Its mainly fiber and quilt art driven but any quilter or artist is invited to share their creative endeavors. So come on by and link up any Friday you have something to share. I promise you the other artists are amazing and they'll inspire you to do your own work!
I'm linking up with Judy's Patchwork Times and get all those gal's opinions too. Check out the great Design Wall's there!