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Thursday, July 13, 2006

Teapots Again


I am back at work on the fused silk teapots.It was a bit dark in the studio because I have all the curtains drawn to keep out the heat. As a result the colors are not looking nearly as bright as they really are. I have the teapots all fused on and sewn together. Now I have no idea how I am going to quilt them. I put iron on interfacing on the back of each square so they would be a bit more stable for sewing together and for the quilting but I am at a bit of a loss as to just how I will actually quilt them. I am also thinking I might not put a border on, just an envelope style backing. I thought of using one of the brocades for the binding but it frays very badly and almost the second it is cut so I am not sure I want to go through that. Any ideas would be greatlay appreciated.

4 comments:

quiltpixie said...

love the shape of those pots! I wonder about quliting it with a variety of teacup and saucer shapes... or steam coming from each spout of the teapots, all swirling together

dirtylittleslurry said...

i think you should do a black border and maybe tiny gold piping.
hehe
carm

Darcie said...

Do you think perhaps quilted rays...sort of radiating out from the center block might look good? Or perhaps echo quilting? Or cross-hatching?

Good luck! It looks terrific!

Tonya R said...

I like the idea of swirly steam. Course I'd be at a complete loss at how to do that machine quilting... sorry one of your fabrics is fraying - no fun at all.