I have also used polyester. The brown squares are made of a polyester embroidered with brown thread. The white and light beige fabrics are polyester looking like linen. The beige/brown/orange is a "wrinkled" polyester (I am not sure how to call it...).
My name is France Nadeau and I signed up for making this gorgeous quilt by Deana. The following is taken from the post I have published on my blog.
The four following images are pictures of the four versions for the log cabins that were to be sewn in month 1. It took me some time to make the sixteen featured here. I did not used fat quarters as suggested by Deana, but scraps and old clothes. I have wanted to mix those fabrics together for some time and I thought that the Shimmer Braid quilt was the perfect occasion. When I look at Deana's pattern, I see an English kitchen herb garden. Not what she had in mind. But the image is engraved in mine.The pink fabric is silk that wrinkles as soon as I touch it. So, please, disregard the obvious wrinkles. I made four blocks of each version. Not following the cutting and sewing instructions of the pattern meant I could not make the blocks as fast as possible. In the end, I cut every single piece separately and then sew them together.
Because I used all those fabrics with different textures, the result is a block not lying perfectly flat. Not good for taking pictures, let me tell you. Looking at my pictures, it seems that none of the lines are straight. (I assure you they look better in real. You will have to take my word on that. ;-) ) But they will make, I think, a striking top. And when quilted, everything will stay in place.