Mariana Foliart was in my booth at Quilt Fest in October 2104. Â She was admiring my hand marbled fabrics and all of a sudden she looked at me and said something to the effect of “I’ve got it, I know just what to do”. Â I asked “Got what?” Â She said, “You will see”.
In May 2015 during a wonderful visit to the La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum with my sister, we found Diamond String Quilt. Â The original (on left) was created in 1890 it’s maker is unknown. Â Marianna was so taken with she decided to make and updated version. Â The original quilt was made using silk, due to age and the chemical processes use on silk during the period (1880 – 1890) the black silk varies in color. Â I was so excited to see that mariana had used my hand dyed marbled fabrics to create that vintage look.
A Job well done.