The real new project

I started getting out all the fabric for the tree quilt yesterday and felt physically ill at the sight of all the brown and green fabric. I can't stand to make another brown quilt right now, so I'm making the windmill one I've had in the back of my head for a while now. It's definately something new for me, very abstract (ok, abstract for me, not really that abstract) and touchy feely and non-precise. IMG_2104

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The design is super simple, it was literally the design I drew in two minutes straight from my head to show James what I was thinking. I tried to draw it again to refine it and couldn't get it anywhere near as organic and natural looking, so I just blew up my quickie design to size and I'm using it 'as is' on the quilt.

I couldn't be bothered going to the shops again so I've dyed some of the white sheer fabrics I already have yellow. The super thick and tacky tulle is actually much more usable after it's a better colour rather than the off white.

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I'm using the confetti technique for the background, with around 100 different fabrics. I'm using everything from sheers and organza to felt and linen, just anything for a variety of textures and colours. Quite a few of the fabrics have a nice shine or shimmer and they depth of their layering should give the background a really multifaceted effect. I'm planning on adding threads and ribbons as well before covering the whole thing with tulle and quilting it.

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