Here are more ways to add texture and dimension to your fabrics - wet your fabric and make bubbles by poking the fabric through the holes of a grid (like a baking rack), and get wrinkles by wetting and twisting a piece of fabric into a tightly wound rope.
Bubbles and Wrinkles - Annette
Annette added square glass beads to her bubbles, both to embellish the piece and to further stabilize the bubbles.
The wrinkles are the background in this Dove pillow and give good texture to an otherwise plain background.
This Egret quilt is based on a photo taken in The Everglades by a friend. I am waiting for fabric I ordered to do the finishing work. The water is the wrinkled fabric. To secure it to the batt, I used beads. I didn't want to compromise the wrinkles
Bubbles and Wrinkles - Donnie
Donnie randomly stitched across her wrinkles to hold them in place and add more surface design and texture.
"Plantings Done" (quilt on the bottom) The brown wrinkle fabric jumped out to me as a newly plowed field. So I seeded it and the sprouts are coming up. Great approach to roads, grass. rocks, etc.
Bubbles and Wrinkles - Joyce
Joyce has embellished her bubbles and wrinkles sections with beads and decorative machine stitching, adding a yarn fringer around both sections and finishing with a traditional binding.
Bubbles and Wrinkles - Claire
I sewed sashing around my bubbles and wrinkles very simply, layered and quilted around the three blocks and through the center of the border, bound the piece and then added buttons and beads to finish it.
The bubbles are held in place with a couple of rows of hand stitching between the bubbles and the addition of several white beads, sewn through all the layers. The wrinkles have lines of machine quilting through them for stability and texture, and then buttons were sewn to each wrinkle panel for embellishment.