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Sunday, October 17, 2010

That fat quarter challenge project

Some of the members of our quilt group must do a lot of brainstorming; one of them came up with this idea for our retreat. We were each given a fat quarter of this fabric. It looks like a jelly bean print and is definitely out of the box of our quilters in my opinion! Our challenge was to make something of this fabric.





Mary Ellen Hopkins said once you can take the ugliest fabric and make a beautiful quilt from it if you cut the fabric into tiny pieces. At first I thought I would make a miniature quilt with this as my focus fabric. Then I realized this was probably more work than I needed to take on at this time, so I checked out some of my favorite blogs for a good idea. I found this at Polka Dot Pineapple.

and here is my version

14 comments:

Rural Revival said...

The fabric isn't something that would turn my head, but the end result is adorable!

~Andrea~

Sara said...

Very cool...I once hosted the challenge at my guild and I found some paint chips at the hardware store - with three colors each - and gave each person a fat quarter to match one of the chips - they had to use all three colors and could add on color...it was fun.

Really out of the box for most in my guild, too...

Mandi @ Finding Home said...

How cute! Yes, that fabric is definatly not your style but you're creativity sure made it seem cute.

Sewn With Grace said...

That is just adorable!!

Dolores said...

You came up with such a good idea.... it looks great!

Leann said...

While I was looking at the fabric it appeared to almost move?!

Love the cushion!!!

Leann

At Home With Amy said...

That is so cute Mary and a good way to use up that piece of material.
Blessings,
AMY

Cheryl said...

So cute!! Not a fabric I would have picked but you turned into something so cute! It sometimes amazes me how much material can change once you do something with it.

Barb said...

Very clever, you can do so many creative things, I love reading about them! Blessings your way from my part of PA!

Donna said...

The fabric is perfect for your project. It is just adorable!
Hugs,
Donna

Linda said...

Great idea! That fabric looks 3D to me in your photo...you could make hair bows too...I make them out of all my scraps!

Shakerwood said...

How adorable!!

Linda Stubbs said...

Just pure sweetess!!!!!!!!! Love it.
Hugs sweetie friend......me

Angie Berry said...

It turned out adorable! Definitely not my first pick of fabric but you made it so cute that I would buy this if I came across it!