My number 10 is the silk quilt. It is made from several silk blouses I had from the 1980-1990s. They are washed silk and they are all in jewel tones.
I know why I stopped working on them. The color is the first problem. My husband says they look like a flag. Also, I have completed only eight. Eight blocks completed is very far from a quilt. Sigh.
You can tell I am not excited about the quilt. However, there are several things I like about it. First, I like the silk. I have never made a silk quilt and I love to touch these things. I used some of my very sheer worn sheet for backing and they are completely hand sewn. I love the contrasting basting around the edge. They are completely soft and have a beautiful drape.
I’m thinking about dying them. I have some doubts about dying something that is partially completed. I believe I will paint them with dye. I’m concerned that they may fray with all of the rinsing. I’m also not sure what color to use.
So a lot of problems. It should be an interesting ride as I work through these challenges. I am excited to see what will emerge, especially after seeing what happened with last month’s ufo. I really pushed myself, and I’m quite pleased of what I achieved.