Wednesday, 3 October 2018

WIPW - Sweet Potato and Roast Chestnuts

For once I have a Work In Progress Wednesday report which features something of the

Crazy for Crazy
quilt.

I rummaged through my stash and pulled out fabric and thread in the colours of sweet potato and roast chestnut. Autumn has set in in Tokyo - we take a step into the new season with every typhoon - so the colours reflect some of the seasonal culinary delights.
 The brocade is a lovely piece of indian silk, then there is velveteen and velvet, linen and cotton, and the checked fabric is actually water resistant fabric for raincoats. Oh, I love that in crazy quilting any fabric can be used, just mix and match.


Although most of the threads will be in the same shades as the fabric, for the trimmings I have picked out some ric-rac, metallic braid and a piece of vintage braid. These will accent the little bit of turquoise from the Indian brocade.
I am still wondering how I will 'dress' the two buttons.

In different light the colours look a bit different....
but I HAVE got started on the piecing.



7 comments:

Pamela said...

Gorgeous choices! I can't wait to see more.

Rachel said...

Yes, coming together nicely. Warm colours are pleasant as the weather turns!

jacaranda said...

Beautiful colour tones, looking forward to this block.

Chitra Gangadharan said...

Interesting colours. I have seen these type of silk. They are called banarasi brocade. looking forward to see the progress of this block.

Janie said...

Great choices, 'sweet potatoes and roasted chestnuts'!
I like your contrasting embellishments too, fun.

crazyQstitcher said...

Wonderful warm and cosy colours to work with. Looking forward to seeing how the hexagonal develops.

FlashinScissors said...

Beautiful colours, Queenie!
A lovely start!
Barbara x