Some of Jude's play pieces remind me of Janet Bolton. (Holy cow, glad I bought her book years ago, it's now way expensive.) I love the look of different fabrics together, although I've never gone so far myself.
Jude inspired me to get out all the non-cotton play fabric that I've been buying for years just to have. No project in mind, just like/love them. I used the excuse of cleaning up my sewing room (still not organized - but better) to play.
My silks and some linens I bought in 2003.
Some odd sparkly fabric and a few scraps of something like damask.
These are my prized scarves from Egypt. Plus a curious Lily cat. I have been told these are made of flax and that they wash up beautifully and hold their shimmer, but I havent tried it out yet. A woman I knew in Cairo stabilized these and used them for patchwork. I was really taken with the look of it, thus this collection.
But I need stabilizer for the Egyptian scarves and the silk. Anyone had any experience with Sulky Cut Away Soft n Sheer? That is what I'm thinking of using. Maybe silk doesn't have to be fused, I could just Fray Check the edges? All I know is that I have silk threads all over the place. I would hate to see the silks all unravel.
And yes, I'm playing with fabric even though I have another (okay, many other) projects going on. In fact, here's my long languishing One Patch sitting by the sewing machine waiting for its binding. I'm hoping Pokey doesn't get stuck by a pin. I can tell my babies aren't kittens any longer. Used to be I couldn't leave something like this out or else Lily would be running off with the pins - a favorite game of hers.