It began with a yard and a half of silk habotai and a similar sized chunk of reemay.
First step was to paint the reemay in the color pattern I wanted, beginning with the lightest color which outlined the shapes.
the silk, painting done.
fusible was then applied to the reemay, and I melted a pattern in it with a soldering iron.
|here are 2 of reemay cutouts laid on top of the silk.|
this is the silk and the reemay, all fused together and ready for the preliminary quilting.
After I turned all the edges under, I reassembled them in the original pattern. I auditioned a lot of different colors of silk dupioni for the background, and finally chose a honey-to purple iridescent that I had overdyed with rust. I traced the outline of the shapes on the silk with chalk, and quilted just the background.here you can just see the chalk outlines,
this is the quilting pattern
this is a detail of the finished thing, am going to wait a bit before posting the completed piece.