Tuesday, January 29, 2013

SILKS!!!

           
   


Jackie carries the Fusible Interfacing for lightweight fabrics in her shop, Visit here.



Here's the gold shimmery linen used in a quilt.  I also used a white embroidered cotton in this quilt for different texture.  My Friend Linda, at Cottage Garden quilts, Quilted this one... Isn't it pretty?
You only get a peak of this quilt...   haha!

Heres' the fun linen.  It's a dot thing, How could I resist?


And lastly, this funky floral, from MOOD...the designer is Roberto Cavalli... Yeah, THAT guy! Now what will I make with it?  Now you see why I live in a dangerous neighborhood? I could go broke buying all these fun fabrics!

22 comments:

  1. Just tried to run the video and it comes up as "Private" and will not play for me.

    Love the silks,
    Happy Sewing

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  2. I just love this...you are doing a super duper job...!

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  3. Love your videos - it's just like I'm stopping in to visit your studio. Roberto Calvali - beautiful!! Hey, don't forget to check and see if that piece of silk I gave you is right for this quilt.

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  4. Great video! I believe it would be called a "vlog" (video blog). Love your videos!!

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  5. LOVE how that shiny gold linen turned out in that quilt! And the quilting is so perfect. It looks kinda like a museum frame you put your old dutch masters in.
    The videos are great, too, much more direct and I like them. Way easier than hoping your writing sounds like your talking! Cool.
    Vlog lol that's a good name.

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  6. Loving your videos. I have small pieces of Kimono Silk in my stash and didn't know what to do with it; thanks for the idea of stabilizing it.

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  7. These videos are so great. I feel like I'm there in your studio, soaking it all up. I have some silk from a designer sample book that I've been wanting to sew together. I think I need a background piece to tie it all together. What interfacing are you using?

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  8. Great job!! You know my fondness for silks... now I want to get mine out and play!!

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  9. So many wonderful things in this post. I absolutely love the gold shimmery linen and the way it looks with the quilting. Have to get some!!!

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  10. Lovin' the vlogs ... you pack a lot of thoughts into one ... and they seem like a personal connection ... that shimmery gold linen quilt looks really interesting ... hope we see the whole thing soon!

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  11. We just had a speaker at our guild who talked about quilting with silks. I've been looking for some fun material to play with. She uses it for English Paper Piecing, applique, and regular quilting.

    I can't wait to see it completed!

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  12. 1/2 block from Mood's? Oh my, that would be pure material heaven!

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  13. I can not get your videos to open. Videos from other bloggers open just fine on my computer.

    Wish I could see them.

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  14. Ebwhite.. I sorry I can't respond to your "no reply comment" through email...
    It should work, the videos run through youtube... here's the direct link.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgxKMyQEaHM

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  15. and yesterday's
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnA67YTyba8

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  16. So pretty! Do you fuse all the silks (likely not with the heavier ones) you work with? Do you do anything different in piecing a silk quilt block as opposed to a cotton one?

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  17. Love, love, love that floral! Great blocks - hope you enjoyed playing.

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  18. Just like having you across the table. Thanks for sharing. Twice this week I have noticed the 'pop-up' iron. I haven't seen that here in Australia. Maybe I just haven't looked?
    Is it a brand or iron, or a device that you add to the iron?

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  19. I'm very much enjoying your videos, the nearest thing to a visit to your studio and it makes the quilts and the fabrics more "real" too. The video works perfectly here using Chrome.

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  20. I love the way your silk reflects and absorbs light. If you are going to do that much fusing perhaps you should invest in a garment press?!

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  21. These videoblogs are fantastic. Hope you keep on doing them>
    Thanks
    Celia (Australia)

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  22. I have made one quilt with silks and cottons. It was one of those outside the block quilts and the centers of the squares were silk - I will email you a picture. I used dupioni so it was heavy enough that I didn't need to interface it. The silk adds a lovely luster! Love the gold shiny linen fabric. It looks so beautiful quilted!

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