Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Peculiar Posies Part 1

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!


  1. This is so beautiful and so creative! I can't wait to see more!

  2. I saw an online demo of the Terial Magic and was intrigued. I may have to get some and try it.

  3. Where do you find your fabrics, Suzy? SRHarris? You are really creative; it's so fun to see what you are up to. Can't wait to see this progress!

  4. Hi Suzy! I love Terial Magic. It works fabulously on t-shirt quilts, and if you want to feed fabric through your printer for appliquéd shapes/pieces. This looks SO cool! ~smile~ Roseanne

  5. This is awesome. I love textures and unusual fabrics, second hand shops are just the best! This makes me want to get out my Terial Magic and play!