We all work within our comfort zone most of the time. We know what we are capable of creating, and staying within those parameters usually guarantees a certain amount of success. But, as they say...
I've always wanted to see how a classic silhouette design would look quilted. Dover books are perfect sources for all kinds of designs for the quilting world. I was spurred on to this project when Dover announced a challenge to submit any kind of craft made using one of their fantasy designs. I dug out my silhouette book and picked a garden fairy holding a rose.
Next, I rummaged around for a scrap of satin material (now, just where did I put it?!) and found a piece of blue satin. I transferred the design to the satin with blue washout marker and got to quilting. The piece is only 20x22 inches and the echoing around the fairy ranges from 1/16 to 1/8th inch apart.
Wow, that was an intense experience! First of all, I love how the light reflects off the satin. I highly recommend trying it.
Here is a pale pink satin set of feather designs I did years ago.
Well, no. I didn't win the challenge, didn't even place. But, that's alright. I stretched myself. And it felt good!
So, head straight outside that box you work in! Try satin! Try a design most people don't think of putting on a quilt! Go for it!!!