Begging for Raw Silk


lovely gold raw silk with a coarse texture and a subtle sheen…

In keeping with How to Make a Quilt Unlike Anything Else, may I suggest mixing unusual fabrics into your quilts. That’s what I did with this raw silk. My friend Lorinda was using this lovely raw silk to make her bridesmaids’ dresses. I asked for some, I offered to buy some and finally resorted to begging. I was relentless in my plea. Eventually she gave me a piece and I used it in the quilt below. I have since used pieces of it in other quilts and have bought more raw silk in various colors. I highly recommend mixing in other fabrics with your cotton calico to add texture and interest to your quilts. 29748_394341592711_5369365_n