Once I finally had a design that suited me, I carefully moved each ribbon onto the turquoise silk background fabric. Once all the ribbons were in place, I fused down the ribbons. The background fabric is recycled silk from a second hand store's collection of blouses! I bought quite a few 100% silk blouses and now love using old fabric!
This quilt as depicted here is actually slightly changed from the first one I posed! I wasn't happy with the original binding, and so I substituted another. I actually used a tie-belt from a lovely silk dress my mother had made for me some 20 or 30 years ago. The fabric is lovely and the dress is perfect still, but unfortunately I have outgrown it! I'm sure this fabric will reappear in a quilt someday--its lovely flower and butterfly pattern doesn't show here, but I do like the slight contrast with the background and the way the binding defines the edges.
Another change in this quilt is some added hand quilting. At first I simply "echo quilted" around the weaving, but the corners and edges looked too empty. So I hand-quilted circles, some alone and some over-lapping.
You can see all the Interwoven quilts--a superb group this time!--on our blog, which can be found at http://thematerialmavens.blogspot.com/