I don’t like getting up early! I do it begrudgingly on a regular basis, but enjoy my 7:30 “sleep-in” when I can. Then along comes excitement about playing with fabric, and a challenge put forth, and I was up just after 6:00 the day after my guild meeting. I just couldn’t comfortably doze when my brain was sorting through my fabric stash looking for matches to an “ugly fabric” that I received at a MQG http://www.mqgvictoria.com/ guild meeting. We all came to the meeting with an unmarked paper bag with a fabric in the bag that we determined to be ugly and why had we ever bought it. At the end of the meeting we all took home a different bag, and voila!
Not my taste, but not all that bad. Now, the challenge put out was to make something with this and up to 4 other fabrics. Prizes to be awarded for best two projects.
I am not competitive in many things, but this challenge got me excited. There was no way this fabric was going to “disappear in amongst other fabric, so I decided to take the colour lead of the fabric designer. I started pulling fabrics…
Now how to play this one? I love HSTs and with limited time I decided to go with a chevron design. Graph paper and pencil to calculate size of squares to cut-4″-was the winner.
These soon became a big stack of half square triangles.
And the layout looks decent.
I love working on a small project. It can come together so fast.
Top done today. I am satisfied so far. I think it’s fun. Not my best palette, but I didn’t have to buy any fabric and the solids are pretty true to the print. Somebody might like this.
Now to plan the quilting. Which again is much more fun when it’s small like this-30″x 36″. That will be next weekend.