Tuesday, September 30, 2008

FAB Challenge #2

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 :)


Stephanie D. said...

Yep, I get cranky if I haven't been able to sew in a while.

Sometimes, just going in there and fondling fabric is enough, but not often.

Judy S. said...

Sounds like you're on the mend? What does FAB stand for? I know Halloween isn't at all close to February, but that's what this fabric says to me.....I think orange is an "in" color at the moment though, so I know you'll come up with something clever!

Sweet P said...

Ooooo . . . l like that fabric. I hope you can choose a project to make.

Pam said...

Pat, just what idea did you abandon? Maybe I could give you some insight as to whether or not it really would or wouldn't work?

personally...I love it!


Lori in South Dakota said...

I love the yellow fabric. You must be feeling better if you're back to being busy.

Linda said...

LOL There is no ugly fabric imho! Too funny that you think it is uglier in person! LOL
The quilt on your design board is very pretty and colorful! Love it!