I am pleased to say that I now have a plan for what to do with the Ugly Fabric that my In the Bag Challenge partner sent me!!First let me remind you what Fiona at Celtic Thistles Stitches sent me. Actually these fabrics are not as ugly as I expected, but a tough combination. Maybe you can see why I had some trouble ferreting out the right pieces to bring this all together.
If you want to see a really ugly set, take a look at what I sent to Fiona! The Hawaiian print is very large-scale. Not all the colors blend. I hope she is still speaking to me. I keep an eye on her blog to see if she has a plan yet, fearful that I may have sent her into cardiac arrest. And she was such a delightful partner, sending me chocolate and more along with the fabric.The challenge rules say we can pull from our stash. I have a pretty good stash, but was hard-pressed to find great selections to help bring these together and spark a real quilt idea. I found four pieces, none larger than 1/3 of a yard. Add that to the four 1/2 yard sections Fiona sent, well, it needed something.
So off to the fabric store! Quilters are allowed to add up to one yard of new fabric. I selected a great piece that really helped to bring it all together, and only bought 2/3 of a yard. This will not be a big quilt, but it will be colorful.
And here is what I have! I also have some solid white on hand that may find its way in as well. The left set of four fabrics are what Fiona sent me. The right set shows the four from my stash, and my one new piece is in the middle. Suddenly, it has that quilt feel, instead of that ‘oh dear’ sense.Now to start cutting and sewing. You should visit the In The Bag site and see the amazing things people are coming up with already!
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