Stars in Open Windows

posted by lcqultr46
Wed, Mar 9 2011


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Using 100% up-cycled silk, I created this quilt for two of my grandchildren's school auction, (Open Window School, Bellevue, WA). Star blocks are 1/4" logs, window casings are 1/2" logs and borders are half square triangles made in the Square in a Square method. I have lots of fun scouring our local Goodwill stores' weekly .99 cent bargain sales for blouses, skirts, shirts, dresses and even drapes made of 100% silk. It's amazing how much silk material you can buy for .99 cents. I've amassed six large bins and two cedar chests full, waiting to be cut and pieced. I have more quilts ready to be quilted, a 1/4" silk log Rowhouses inspired by Flavin Glover's wonderful quilt and a 1/4" silk log Brownstone Neighborhood, using all brown silk prints.

Comments

gini wrote re: Stars in Open Windows
on Wed, Mar 9 2011 1:53 PM

beautiful,  how do you like wrking with silk?  is it hard to manage?  and how much does it ravel?    

Flippin wrote re: Stars in Open Windows
on Wed, Mar 9 2011 2:52 PM

Wow That's cool

lcqultr46 wrote re: Stars in Open Windows
on Wed, Mar 9 2011 4:43 PM

Through trial and error and lots of frustration I found that using iron on fusible sheer interfacing, (like the facing added for buttonholes), solves most problems. I iron interfacing onto the wrong side of a shirt back then cut strips or pieces with my rotary cutter. That way even the smallest pieces are easy to manage and don't ravel. I buy the interfacing by the bolt when JoAnns has a 50% off coupon.

Joan L. wrote re: Stars in Open Windows
on Wed, Mar 9 2011 6:05 PM

Good tip

Marge (AKA Dimples) wrote re: Stars in Open Windows
on Wed, Mar 9 2011 6:45 PM

Very nice work.  Thanks for the tip on working with silk.  

Leslie wrote re: Stars in Open Windows
on Wed, Mar 9 2011 8:31 PM

Beautiful job

lcqultr46 wrote re: Stars in Open Windows
on Wed, Mar 16 2011 4:02 PM

My Stars in Open Windows went for $500.00 in the Silent Auction at my grandkids school on Saturday!

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