Let me welcome you to the next part of Fixed! Friday.
After another insane week at the office I’m finally home for the weekend. The weather has become more winter-y again. Calls for a pot of tea and some treats. Tomorrow’s forecast: snow. Great. I was planning a trip to the Textile Museum in Neumünster. Currently showing: ‘Color Improvisations’ and works by Nancy Crow. Last chance to see them in Europe before they travel back to the US. I’ll tell you more about it in a future post. – Oh, I almost forgot today’s music: Paul Carrack’s Groovin.
But now it’s time to begin.
Using pentagons this time, I made this one from a set of hand-dyed cotton damast fabrics that came in a wooden box (a bargain – no-one wanted the fabrics, can you imagine that?). This is the first in a series of three damast projects.
Before I started I had to do a little work as I wanted to make the best use of the fabrics. Measuring, calculating, finding a pattern kept me busy for a while. Success – no scraps left.
Playing with the layout
Made between June and December 2001, size is 93 x 93 cms. 400 pieces were sewn together and the un-quilt was finished in 56’05 hours. The center piece is appliquéd to the backing fabric. On the rim I did some hemming* with variegated perle cotton.
*hemming: fold the front and back fabrics to the inside, then ‘quilt’ together without using a binding
Next week on Fixed! Friday: Last Wave Of Summer