Three out of four FAB's (Pam, Cher and Linda) have received their fabric for the next FAB Challenge. Norma hasn't received her package yet but she e-mailed me not to worry as 'things' generally take longer to reach her corner of blogland!
And this is the fabric...a Moda Tropical Camouflage. IMO, it is even uglier in person :) Our theme this time is 'Summer in Winter' with the challenge piece due at the partner's home February 1, 2009. Seems like a long time away but, believe me, with the holidays approaching...this deadline will probably sneak up on me! The idea I had to create, I have abandon as this fabric just does not work! Good thing I have been spending quite a bit of time surfing the web for ideas :)
I spent some time in the sewing room this afternoon. These poor donation quilt pieces have been on the design flannel for almost 4 weeks! I started sewing the smaller blocks into larger 9 patch continents as this is how I assemble my quilt tops. I believe this in a Mary Ellen Hopkins technique that I saw on a long ago Simply Quilts episode, but I'm not completely sure as I have been assembling my quilt tops this way for a long time :) I know, baby steps but it felt good to be back in the sewing room after a 10 day break :)