Tuesday, October 16, 2018
des Iles Flottantes
This cloud-like piece was made by tying well over 100 poker chips into the satin which I had dyed in this fabulous range of silvery grays and "steaming". And by "steaming" I mean BOILING since I don't have a steamer. Lots of experimentation beforehand! Then, using the "wrong" side, I hand stitched pieces of my dyed cottons in the wells. Wish I could sleep under this fluffy quilt but it's a bit too small - only about 42" long. It's called des Iles Flottantes after the dessert (meringue and creme anglaise) which was named for actual floating islands.