February 29, 2012

Fabric=Yes/Design=No -"Hawaiian Bird of Paradise"

I'm pleased with the way this photo turned out. It gives you a fair idea of this Hawaiian print (purchased on Maui). The bird of paradise flowers take up a space roughly 5" square. The big leaves are massive.

I saw this in the shop and fell for it instantly. The fabric is a polyester/cotton blend and has a very silky feel to it. It also wrinkles easily, so I'm thinking it might have to be quilted carefully to avoid large areas where creases would show up.

The drama of this print is just glorious. Perhaps the best thing to do with this one is make a bedspread using this print, uncut, as the center, and surround it with bands of coordinating colour.

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