Greetje Hein – Re-arranged

“What if…”

Some time ago I snow-dyed a few pieces of fabric. The result was beautiful. But as often happens I wondered what to do with it, and how I can use it. I decided to use one of this pieces for re-arranged. I sewed an 8-point star on it just with black and white tulle and a satin stitch. This would give a 3-dimensional effect, but you can still see the fabric. I looked at it and thought: what if I cut it in pieces and turn some parts over.

This is what I did: I cut it in 9 pieces, just along the lines of the star. Four of these pieces I turned over and the result was stunning. I was satisfied immediately. So the parts were sewn together and my piece was ready for quilting. The four outer corners I quilted free motion. The center part I quilted a square in a square. I partly burned some of the tulle away with a heat-burner.

The final result looks like stained glass.

Keywords: snow-dyed fabric, tulle, re-arranged, freemotion quilting, heat-burner, stained glass.

Final result:


Before cutting:

re-arranged 1

Close-up view

re-arranged close-up

  1. This is stunning, it has worked really well, I love the striking colours, the use of the tulle is really effective, great!

  2. Brilliant!!! Great idea. Great colors. Great composition. Great implementation! I love it.

  3. Amazing colours, excellent study and development of the theme. The addition of tulle gives depth and spatiality. All this reminds me of the kaleidoscope or a modern stained glass window. Bravo.

  4. Beautiful work. I LOVE it. Colours, shape, use of tulle it is all so effective.

  5. Great idea ! it looks like a kaleïdoscope ! I love your fabric and your design.

  6. studiociboulette

    Beautiful! I really like the way it turned out re-arranged.

  7. What a stunning result using your beautiful fabric. I love the quilting too, and the tulle and dark lines give the piece real depth. Wonderful

  8. Great colours in your dyed fabric and I like the symmetry in your design. Very clever.

  9. Great experiment with spectacular result!

  10. Your work was the first one I noticed on our page. Eye catching, both design and color. Really lovely and so nicely re-arranged, love it!

  11. What a great way to use of your beautiful snow dyed fabric. Love the vibrant colors, the use of tulle and the black thread makes everything pop. Love it!

  12. English quilter

    The colours of your snow-dyed fabric are beautiful. You were very “brave” to cut it up and re-arrange it. Your design choices have worked well. The satin stitch reinforces the important lines, and the choices you made as to how to quilt the piece have also worked effectlively. This is a very strong design.

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