StripedFabrics

MYoD - Week 02 - Marotte

MYoD - Week 02 - Marotte

User name of the quilter: Marotte

Name of the exercise: Everything but 90°

Striped Fabric

Striped Fabric

Stripes have had a very long history in European textiles and for the greatest part of this history, have played a debatable role.

For centuries, striped clothing was reserved for society’s outcasts: heretics, clowns, prostitutes etc. In general, stripes were associated with the devil and therefore a symbol for the evil and impure.

Why stripes fell into disrepute is difficult to say. Historians have formed several theories that seem more or less believable from our modern point of view. The fact is that there are many sources from the 12th and 13th century that emphasize the degrading, negative or downright diabolical character of striped clothing.... (23 March 2011)

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Harlekin Sashing Corner Block

Harlekin Sashing Corner Block

Whilst the Harlekin sashing corner blocks are not as time consuming as the sashing blocks described in the previous section, they are a little more complicated to sew. The block itself is again a simple Hourglass block. However, the use of striped fabric makes it necessary to apply a little care when cutting the squares for the quarter square triangles used in this block... (21 February 2011)

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Harlekin Block

Harlekin Block

The Harlekin block is an easy block that can be cut and sewn very quickly.

In our version, we used striped fabrics for the triangle units. We wanted to create the impression that the stripes in the fabrics radiate from the centre of the block. Therefore, we used a “trick” to cut the triangles... (31 January 2011)

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Harlekin

Harlekin

The design process for the Harlekin quilt started with the multicoloured striped fabric we used in the four patch blocks. We had only a very limited quantity of each fabric which had been sitting in our stash for quite some time. Moreover, before this project, we had not found working with striped fabrics very easy.

We complemented the striped fabrics, which by the way are Kaffe Fassett fabrics, with cotton fabrics which have a different coloured warp and weft threads. The effect is stunning: The colour seems to change when you look at the fabrics from different angles... (27 January 2011)

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