I am taking part in the In The Bag – Ugly Fabric Quilt Challenge, and my trading partner is Fiona from Celtic Thistle Stitches. She is presently living in Latvia, and sent me two yards of great fabric. And some chocolate. And a tea towel. What a sweetie!
I really LIKE these fabrics, none are ‘ugly’ in my mind. The challenge with this set, it seems to me, is that there are two personalities shown in the cloth. The pink and orange floral and stripe are truly coordinated. The batik leaves and great dots share the black background and work well together. Sure, the colors in the dots help to tie them together, but there is a distinctly different mood to them. Melding these two points of view will be my challenge!
I have been looking through patterns and playing with my stash, trying to find some fabrics to tie these together. Or, perhaps, to reinforce the difference—I can envision a quilt that plays on the ‘opposites’ nature of these fabrics.
I will keep you all posted. One day I will share with you the horrid set of eight fabrics I sent Fiona! I am feeling a tad bit guilty about it. And it never occurred to me to include a sweet treat to soften the blow of just how wild my taste in fabric is. Fiona, if you are out there, I wish you a lot of luck!
Hop over to the In The Bag blog site to see several quilts in progress. I looked through all the ‘uglies’ sent to others, and found them pretty nice. Sure, some are not to my taste, but they all had virtues. Being a lover of scrappy quilts probably helps my perspective.
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