Silk Quilt project begun!

New project:  pieced silk quilt!  This will be my first pieced silk quilt, a new and challenging experiment for me.  I am following the design plan of Mod Quilting, created by Sherri at Daintytime, a fabulous artist who created this method.  I will be attempting to link her information to my blog for reference.  She has been a major inspiration since I discovered her blog about four months ago.  She has provided some major creative fuel for me- thank you Sherri!

The idea behind Sherri’s quilting method for this is that it is improvisational.  Being hungry for a more intuitive approach to textile work, I have responded to it with a flood of creativity- but it has been even more challenging than I have anticipated.  My limits on this project:

1. I complete it!

2. I use fabrics from my scrap pile- all ready to go and previously hand dyed by me.

3. All fabrics will be silk.

4.  Quilt top will use the Mod Method, as created by Sherri.

This quilt top actually began life as a more tentative, strip pieced plan that I was using as a “warm up” to then do a mod quilt.  When I lost steam and inspiration about one day into it, I realized that I simply wanted to go right into the Mod Method, and changed gears.  Instantly I felt invigorated and inspired.

The strips I had pieced became what Sherri begins with, the wedges.  Because mine were already pieces, the effect is more choppy and disjointed, with small individual squares making up my wedges.  So my first big challenge to overcome is the overall color disharmony that the “birth process” of this quilt has brought into being.  However, I am committed to my rule number one- complete this quilt!

My attempt to lend some harmony to this is to try to use mostly blues and greens in the areas around the long tracks created by the wedges.  The process of the “background” will be the subject of my next post…

silk quilt in processSilk quilt wedge being basted in placeSilk quilt top in process

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