I have become enamored with interesting textiles and textures lately. Don't get my wrong, I LOVE batiks and cottons, but sometimes it's fun to do something really outside the box.
Two years ago I discovered Terial Magic which is a spray that makes fabric VERY stiff, like cardboard or paper. It's great for working with challenging fabrics.
Here's a peek at my new project, Peculiar Posies. I have been having fun with leather, taffeta, silk, velvet, all sorts of fun things.
Here you can see I've put some leathers through each other! And I found a leather with dots poked in it.
Here's my fun new flower that includes lots of interesting fabrics. Since I usually only use bits of fabric for applique, I have been cutting small pieces and then applying the Terial Magic. That way I don't saturate the entire fabric, just the small part I need. It saves in the cost of Terial Magic.
Here is a velvet flower I've created from four different colors of hand-dyed velvet. Such fun!
I hope you get to quilt today!