Since I have so many variations of similar colours I thought making a pieced quilt out of small hand cut strips and squares starting from one colour and going out from dark to light before merging to another colour might work well. The silks are quite fine so will probably need a little starch if not some sort of stabiliser before piecing. I don't really want to back them with anything else as it seems to take some of the point of making a silk quilt away.
Would love to hear other ideas people have for these fabrics. They certainly aren't ones I can just go out and buy again so there's a certain amount of trepidation when it comes to cutting into them. All pieces vary between about 25cm and 75cm in width.
Still have to wash the blues and greens. I wouldn't have thought it would take so long to do all the trimming and folding. Have lots of frayed threads from the edges I will try on the needle felting machine too!