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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Beautiful Fabric

Thank you for all your lovely birthday wishes and comments on my previous post.  

I received this beautiful piece of fabric in an exchange last year.  I keep getting it out and admiring it and then putting it away because I'm not sure what I would like to do with it.  I think it's to lovely to cut into for use in my cross stitch finishes, so having now got back into the patchwork/quilting side of things it really shouts at me to want to make it into something.  Seeing as I am only a beginner and I don't want to ruin it, does anyone have any suggestions for me on what I can do with it.  Maybe there are some easy simple pattern suggestions you might have that will enhance it and make the best use of it.  Or do I simply add borders in a nice plain matching fabric.
Any suggestions will be much appreciated as I really don't want this beauty to go to waste.


Until next time, happy stitching/quilting.
Lisa

14 comments:

cucki said...

I think..if you will only add border on the side..it will look so pretty.
Hugs x

The Inspired Stitcher said...

How about using it as a backing for a quilt. That way you could enjoy it in its uncut entirety!

Bianca said...

Wow, that sure is pretty. My sewing abilities don't go beyond pincushion pillows for my cross stitch finishes, so unfortunately I don't have much in the way of suggestions. Do you have a Pinterest account? I'm sure there would be a ton of ideas on there. Good luck, I know you'll think of something great.

diamondc said...

Lisa: I love the colors, I am not sure what you should do because I am not a quilter however the colors are striking and I really love the birds.

Catherine

stitchersanon said...

Rather than cut it and risk mucking it up, why not cut sections and attach it to a picture canvas: then it can go on your walls. Just work out how you want it on your canvas, cut it big enough to fold twice over the back and staple it..just like I did with my peacock fabric a few posts back. BTW, sometimes I think fabric is just too beautiful on its own merit to want to cut it and quilt it lol

Clare - Aimetu said...

That's gorgeous - I would just add a small plain border and quilt it as it is - it would make a great lap quilt :)

Carol said...

I hope you get some good suggestions, Lisa... not being a quilter I am not much help! It sure is pretty, though :)

Maria said...

Yes that is a gorgeous piece of fabric and I would just find some nice fabrics to put two borders on. Then it will be a beautiful lap quilt.

Sew sorry I missed you birthday Lisa sew wishing you a belated Happy Birthday..

Annette-California said...

Beautiful! Either add a border all around the sides or like Lisa suggests for the backing of a quilt.
Good luck making a decision.
love Annette
Oh My goodness - Happy Birthday!!!

Angela P said...

I'm not going to pretend to be a quilter either but I do agree with you that you need to keep this piece of fabric intact and not cut it.

My first instinct is a plain border edge. or double border edge in matching colors?

Whatever you decide it will look amazing :)

Anthea said...

it's gorgeous fabric Lisa, & such a big piece... don't be in too much of a hurry to use it, you don't want to regret what you do... I'm sure you will work out something gorgeous to make with it

Julia said...

It's beautiful as it is Lisa. You can just add borders and make a lovely lap quilt.....perhaps finish with some big stitch quilting in #8 DMC thread, or...
Leave it for a while and see if you see something to inspire you to use it.
Julia ♥

Penny said...

What a pretty piece of fabric! I agree about leaving it uncut and not being in a hurry to use it. Sometimes out of the blue a great idea will pop into your head. :)

shez said...

Hi Lisa it is really beautiful,sorry i am no help as i am only a struggling patchworker,lol, good luck.xx