Saturday, June 25, 2016

Sidestep Saturday

Here is a change from my normal posting this week on quilting.  About 6 weeks ago, I took some of my woven fabric and made a boat neck top. It is always a bit daunting to cut into fabric you have woven.  This is one of a kind, can't be repeated fabric - at least it is when you weave in the manner that I weave.  But if you don't use the fabric to make things, what use is it?
So, I plunged in with two different pieces to make this beauty.
Ouch!  that "morning" sun is already too high and strong for an outdoor photo.  Let's go inside and try again.
Here is the first photo of the front.
And the second one of the front, just a slightly different angle
And the back view
Yes, whomever wears this will look good coming and going.   I love the way these two fabrics played together so nicely.

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9 comments:

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

VERY nice!! The orange really makes the colors pop!! - ;))

Sarah said...

Gene, that is beautiful. I don't know how you get the nerve to cut into your fabric!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow! It's beautiful!

Barbara said...

Beyond gorgeous! I bet it's also very soft. Drapes beautifully!

DebbieB said...

Lovely top, Gene - I'd wear that right now.

sandiqltr said...

Gene, that is a gorgeous piece of weaving. In fact, two gorgeous pieces. I know how hard it must be to cut into those wovens. I have trouble cutting my hand dyes even though I know they are useless just stacked on the shelf.

Marlene said...

I'm glad to see some of your weaving again Gene. I know that when you are a multi-crafter there isn't time to do every hobby all the time and some have to be moved to the back burner to make room for the current interest. You are such a spectacular quilter that I can see how finding time to weave and to create finished articles from your weaving must be a struggle. This is a lovely piece. Do you have a venue that you sell through, or do these become articles for yourself or friends and family?

Jeanna said...

Another nice creation using your woven fabrics.

MarthaVA said...

Another well done creation, both the woven cloth and the finished top. Someone will be lucky to wear that!
Martha