Friday, June 17, 2011

Design wall Friday

These fabrics have been hanging on one of design walls for awhile. I LOVE these fabrics, but I really can’t stand to cut them. I haven’t figured out yet how I can use them.

Any suggestions?

 

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17 comments:

Cedar Ridge Studio said...

They would make great whole cloth quilts. I can see why you don't want to cut them. You could affer them for sale as a whole piece.

Ethne said...

Having had a second long look at these superb fabric pieces I'm thinking '4 elements' but you'd have to come up with something funky for air in the yellow section - green - earth / blue - water / red to yellow - fire and yellow - air with the purple being picked out as stones

Carol Esch said...

I couldn't bear to cut them up either.....they're a triptych! Fire and ice.....

Frieda said...

Great ideas.

Gayle from MI said...

I'd be tempted to just leave them hanging the way they are. They are a gorgeous art work all by themselves. Something nice to look at while you create other things. A catalyst as it were.

Susan Turney said...

I love them, too! I think the only way to cut them would be in long vertical slices...maybe wide ones...and maybe have them attached at the top on a rod? Sort of like a banner? What a fabulous wall hanging.

drc2010 said...

beautiful fabrics! How were they made?

the first idea that came to mind for me was the "darned quilts" technique that Dena Crain teaches. If you do a google image search on "best darned quilts" you will see what I mean

Kay Koeper Sorensen said...

I'd put a narrow hem on sides and bottom of each one.
I'd add a casing to the back of each one at the top.

I would hang them in order of longest to shortest on a length of bamboo.

If you have a stairwell that would be the perfect place to hang them.

I agree, they are TOO BEAUTIFUL to cut up.

A great example of your dyeing skills (art).

:Diane said...

Now that you have lovely photos of them, print each on paper and cut them up and play to see if you like them rearranged. I would start with strip flipped alternately and go from there. Next step, print them on white fabric and actually make miniature quilts. Then, when you have a design captured in the stand-in fabric, go use the real ones.

Robbie said...

Triptych! For sure!!

Jennifer said...

First thing I thought of was sunset over clear ocean shallows.

Katie said...

Makes me think of underwater volcanoes. :-)

Diane J. Evans said...

If you'll consider selling any of them, I would LOVE to buy one!!

Diane

Profile said...

turn upside down with blue greeen at top and make a lovely coral reef under water?

Jules Rushing said...

Beautiful creations Frieda! I agree, I wouldn't be able to cut into them either. I had the same issue with one of my hand painted pieces. My DIL looked at it and told to just stretch it on canvas and hang it. After a year of pondering, I did just that and it is one of my favorite creations! Some things you just can't improve with quilting!
Have a colorful day!
Jules

Mary said...

I would quilt them! I want to learn how you made them. Do you teach this type of dying? I want to take one of your workshops. Great blog!

Frieda said...

Thanks Mary,
I do teach dyeing workshops maybe your quilt group would like to have me come and teach. This is an advanced technique that I am really not ready to share yet. I am using these for my own purposes and selling them also.

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