This is the sampler I have been working on this week. I love the textures and colour combinations and for reasons best known to myself I creates an irregular shaped bottom.
I raided our stock - just because I can - and used some green hand dyed velvet
A set of the Triple Treat Silks - Dupioni Silk, Silk chiffon and more silk velvet
A few pieces of Colourweb which I overlayed and then fused to some dupioni silk using Mistyfuse
I also stencilled some silks and cottons and linens with Opulence paints to get this interesting textured fabric. This stencil is called Roadmap from the Textures series.
Then I just kept playing and painting and stamping until I had a couple of metres of embellished fabrics to stitch.
Then I cut all the created fabrics into random strips and pieced them (also) randomly in the gold/orange colourway and the green colourway.
When they were all pieced into the quilt top -I started quilting using a 12wt Aurifil Mako cotton for more texture. On the green collages I quilted a leaf in all the rectangles except where I had fused velvet and bubbles around the leaves
All these products are available on the Dyed & Gone to Heaven Website and this sampler will be on our stand at the Brisbane Stitches and Craft Show next month and the AQC in April.