Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Fat Quarter Prize

Last week my patchwork/sewing group had their last meeting day for the year, which always takes the form of a Christmas luncheon.  I will share some photos soon.  We always have swap gifts and raffles, etc.  This year I was fortunate to have won our fat quarter raffle.  Each time we attend a sewing day throughout the year we buy a ticket in a fat quarter draw for the day, which I have only won once.  These tickets are saved throughout the year, and then pooled for one draw on our last day.  This year we had pieces donated by our friends Colin & Marg Kendall from THE RED BUS.  They visit us periodically, as they tour around Queensland. 

I remembered buying some of these prints from Marg & Colin, so on arriving home I immediately fished them out of 'the box' hoping I had some that were different.  Well, thankfully, I now have twelve [seven from the prize and five from the purchase] that are all different, and need something done with them.  My initial thoughts are to make a napkin and placemat trim from each, grouping them into two's, with about four, maybe six colourways, ie two with red, two with green, and so on.  I think I have them grouped successfully at this stage, but the jury is still out on that.  I need to visit a store in order to match these with the appropriate plain homespuns.  Wish me luck.

I must also say a big thank you to all who have shown an interest in my close encounter with the bug kind.  I do appreciate the feedback.

7 comments:

Radka said...

Hi Linda, I look forward to seeing what you do with your "fruity" and "veggie" collection, I agree that the "table" seems the obvious place for them:))

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Good Day Linda, WOW what great fabrics you won. Neat that you have some more at home to add to them. I look forward to seeing what you create with it. Also thanks for visiting my blog. YOU always leave such LOVELY message and they always make my day and of course I smile allot. Like Martha would say, that is a "A good Thing" Hugs Judy

Juliettecherry said...

Linda, just got around to catching up on your blog after being missing for a couple of weeks or so. There is always such lovely colour and it is uplifting and a real treat to read through. I enjoy it so much, your ideas are just fabulous.

DIAN said...

Fantastic colours and designs Linda. Those place mats will be perfect.

Katherine said...

fantastic photos, fabrics and some great projects. I know its been a while but it is great catching up.

Roseann said...

Hi Linda. Great pics as usual. You have found your calling with your blog. Lovely needlework. You are one talented lady.

Iceni UK said...

Linda, a wonderful collection of fruit and veg fabrics. I look forward to seeing your place mats.
Hugs.