Creative sewing in shades of purple: a little handstitching

Progressing a little further with my Shades of Purple art quilt, I dyed a piece of fabric to use for the background. I love the yellow to purple gradation.

Creative sewing in shades of purple: a little handstitching

Used as a background fabric, I think it brightens up the quilted layer which will be sewn on separately as a last step.

Creative sewing in shades of purple: a little handstitching

I’ve begun to add some design elements to the quilt.

Creative sewing in shades of purple: a little handstitching

Silk velvet is lovely to sew; it’s so soft. I made crinkle texture in the fabric by wetting it, scrunching it, and then letting it dry. I like the uneven texture.

Creative sewing in shades of purple: a little handstitching

I’ve also added some torn pieces of silk organza. Because organza has a bit of crispness to the fabric, it tends to lay flat and behave itself which makes it easy to hand sew. Other types of sheer fabric can be soft and difficult to handle.

Creative sewing in shades of purple: a little handstitching

Bits of scrim can be sewn in strips to create an uneven threaded texture.

Creative sewing in shades of purple: a little handstitching

See Part 1 here

1 thought on “Creative sewing in shades of purple: a little handstitching”

  1. This is really lovely. I enjoy all the textures and colors that you are getting. Reminds me of a crazy quilt with some of the stitches and of course, the velvet that you are using.

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