Sunday, March 9, 2014

STRATA–It’s Not Something You Eat

At least to a quilter it’s not!

I am currently working on a secret project that I can not share until sometime in April.

I’m in the process of making the strata for it and I am loving it. Once the strata is complete it will be “sliced and/or diced”!


This is a strata pieced to possibly use for the quilt I am going to show you.


This piece of strata was pieced diagonally and I sliced off one end to make it even. It could be used for binding or in the design process of a piece.


This is a small quilt I started years ago and haven’t yet finished. The thing that has been holding me up is that I ran out of the background fabric and need to create more.

This quilt will go on the back burner a while longer as I have other work with higher priorities.


This was made from a “form” of strata.

I used a striped fabric and just sliced it to create a Trip Around The World design.


I give the Seminole Indians credit for this technique as they have used it in their patchwork clothing since around 1920. this beautiful skirt is an example of Seminole patchwork.


We use our rotary cutters to cut the fabric and slice and dice the resulting strata.

Their method is to tear the strips. I know they used treadle machines to make their clothing at one time.

I’m not sure  what tools they use today.


Laura said...

I'm curious to see what you do with your rainbow strata, as I have two large pieces of it that have been sewn together for at least two years and don't know what to do with it! Someone gave me a jelly roll and that's about as far as I got with it.

Robbie said...

April will be here before we know it!!! Or I'll be at lunch soon!!!