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.
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?