Saturday, June 15, 2019

Weaving Meets Quilting

Before we get to the "meeting of the two" let me show you and give you an update on my placemats.
I finished weaving the two that use the dark blue as weft.  There was a nice bit of warp left.  So, why not try weaving it with a different colored weft?  I decided to use the yellow/orange variegated thread
Here is a bobbin filled with that thread. 
I have woven a bit of it on the warp and the difference is amazing.  First let's look at the cloth by itself.
It is much brighter and has a completely different character than the blue weft version.
Here they are together.
Isn't the difference amazing?

On the last post, Quilting Tangent commented and said that perhaps I could weave a quilt piece.  In my reply I said that I had made quilted pieces that I used my handwoven fabric in.  I have not used it in an actual quilt, but here are some pieces where "Weaving Meets Quilting"
Two pillows each using both quilting fabric and handwoven. These two were not quilted.

This notebook cover was lightly quilted. I love the pinwheel made of batik and handwoven. 

This pillow is also lightly quilted. The handwoven fabric adds a nice bit of interest.

This is another notebook cover that is quilted. As you can see, I did the pinwheel a second time.

The pinwheel is more difficult because the handwoven fabric is bulky in those seams at the center of the block.
I was lucky,  they both look good. 

Will I ever use handwoven fabric in a quilt?  I don't plan to do it, but only time will tell.

Until Next Time,  
Stay Creative 

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A Left-Handed Quilter said...

The difference IS amazing - I LOVE them both! And I am happy to say that I am the proud owner of some of your woven/quilted notebook covers - they are absolutely BEAUTIFUL! The woven fabrics are so SOFT - I pet them often - LOL - ;))

Barbara said...

I, as well, have enjoyed a notebook cover you made, Gene. Love your placemat fabric in all colors, although I’d not have to launder the darker one as often. :) Will you ever use woven cloth in a quilt? I’m betting you do since it feels like you like to try everything. Perhaps it can become one of your Ambassador untried techniques!

Debbie said...

What a great comparison! The difference is absolutely startling. Such wonderful colors you loomed for us to see. Just great for those place mats , and putting some scraps into quilted pieces is a great way to spread it all around and make those thread last longer for all to enjoy. Super job.

Quilting Tangent said...

I like both pieces, just changing one direction made a huge difference. The woven pieces add an interesting detail to your projects. The blue and purple pinwheel is my favorite. Do you think you will try a woven piece from quilting fabric, like Mr. Domestic does?

Quilting Gail said...

I love that you showed the contrast!!! wonderful!
And where quilting meets weaving - you are sew creative and talented!
Happy Quilting and Weaving! :-)

Barb said...

I always love seeing your work and how you incorporate your woven items into fabric. I am wondering how you are going to make placemats without them coming apart? Is there a method?

Vicki W said...

Never say never!

Marlene said...

Both fabrics look fabulous Gene. It's a real testament to the value of sampling and playing, especially when you are blessed with extra warp at the end of a given project.