When I started this theme, I was very literal about the topic, but about two weeks ago someone gave me a piece of fabric with buttons on it and it started me thinking. This fabric did find it's way into my quilt.... as the backing.
This quilt is loosely based on Beryl Taylor's work and has a multitude of materials and techniques. It occured to me as I was making it (all by hand - and I loved it!) that the whole quilt is actually a tool. It is a sampler.
I actually have a second in production, as I made too many blocks and they would not all fit (since I just made them up as I went along), so it will be one of a pair, both quite different because they have different materials and techniques, but the same because they are red and gold button quilts.
Here's a list of the materials, in no particular order:
satin ribbon, brocade, sinnamay, shot crepe, hand painted lutradur, rainbow spun, fabric paper, embroidered applique, angelina, velvet, metallic organza, modelling paste, nylon knitting ribbon. plastic onion netting, painted fusible, shot organza, satin, organza, felt, hand painted cotton, brads, sequins, beads, seed beads, bugle beads, metallic perl coil, a variety of weights of matching thread, cardboard labels, nail polish, gold acrylic paint, satin cord, and a few buttons....
And the techniques:
beading, running stitch, smocking, chain stitch, fly stitch, cross stitch, seed stitch, satin stitch, blanket stitch, whip stitch, distressed chiffon, stacked buttons, angelina fused film, painted fusible, stencilled modelling paste, frayed edges, origami and a bit of assembly stitching.
Wow, that was a mouthful! and I only used half the blocks I made! Anyway, as I said, this is very different for me and I hope it's not too different. It's just what I felt like at the time, lol.
Looking forward to your reveals, but it's bed time here!