Things I found at Australasian Quilt Convention 2012



I'm always looking for something different. Simply because I just want to see how it will figure in my work and it triggers my imagination.

Reece Scannell's booth 'Cotton that looks like Silk'  captured my interest.

There has to be a reason why the fabric gives me goose bumps. Think about it, image a cotton that is vibrant, textured and looks like silk because it's woven in two colors to provide a shot effect.

"The warps and the fillings of shot fabrics are dyed different colors so that the fabric appears to change color at different viewing angles. These color-changing characteristics are found to be related to the physical and geometrical structure of shot fabric."

Take a look at these wonderful wraps on Reece's web site. They really do look like silk.



These are the fabrics that I purchased and I'm anxious to see how they react to piecing, and illustration.

So, I'm going to try a small sample quilt tomorrow.



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