This block started out over 18 months ago as an experiment with rusting pins. I loved the result, especially as it gave me two sides: one with spots…
…and one with stripes.
Sometimes too much choice is a bad thing… But I wanted to include this piece in my rusting quilt and a choice had to be made.
I think the lines just had a bit more strength to stand up to the seeding. The variegated metallic Madeira is a bit of a recurring theme but it works so well with the rusting.
Then turquoise chips to go along the central curve.
I found a pot of assorted turquoise and gold beads that I think must have once been a necklace, but where on earth they came from, I can’t remember (a little voice from afar whispers, “…eBay…”) and a piece of mottled commercial rusty-coloured cotton and combined them…
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