Just a quick post to show you what I have been working on this week. I am keen to finish the Purple Patch Quilt that I started last week, and I am nearly there.
The solid fabrics used in this quilt were all shot cottons by Kaffe Fassett including Lilac, Lavender, Heather, Prune and Grape. Shot cottons are not true solids as they are woven using cotton thread which is dyed in small batches. Variations in color and small imperfections in the weaving are a natural part of the process. Tonal variation for warp and weft create soft and subtle shifts in color. I enjoy working with shot cottons as they come in a range of vibrant as well as subtle colors, and if so required, can add more interest than true solid fabrics.