Sunday, February 12, 2012

Fabric Challenge

Last month I joined Karen Musgrave's challenge. Simple Guidelines: the challenge fabric, a vintage print, must appear in the finished piece. And we must use Rayna Gillman's book, Create Your Own Free-Form Quilts: A Stress-free journey to original design. Using the book had been a goal of mine so I was up for the challenge. The piece of fabric arrived and sat on the sewing table gathering dust.  The white background just didn't speak to me. The vintage print reminds me of curtains. If my mother hadn't disappeared into Alzheimer's fog perhaps she could tell my why the print seems so familiar.
    When I knocked back the white by coffee staining some of the fabric I was finally able to start.

Fabric gathering.

Assembling some strips using the print as a motif plus using the reverse side created a decent enough start to keep going.

Day 1 ended with a workable beginning using the challenge piece 6 times.

Due date is March 1, will I make it?


Julie said...

So good to see you working with fabric Gail :-) I've got Rayna's book too but havn't started working from it yet. still my excuse is I've only had it about a fortnight ;-)

queenopearls said...

Mucho cool! Love the color scheme and you have done such a great job!!! Yay!!!

Karen S Musgrave said...

Excellent start. Sorry to hear that your mom has Alzheimer's. My MIL has it. I'm sure she could give me a story about the fabric too. Can't wait to see what you do next! Hugs, Karen

Martha said...

Very interesting start on the challenge. I have my top finished and will post soon. I call it "what was I thinking?" But it has been a stretching experience to work in a different way than usual.
Martha Ginn

Gail P said...

thanks for the encouragement. much appreciated.