|Rainbow Scrap Challenge - Feb|
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Rainbow Scrap Challenge - Red Fabric Frustration
Well I was off to a good start with February's red challenge but then I started thinking....(oh oh - you know what that means). I had 6 blocks completed and I couldn't decide what to do. I was trying to come up with a design I liked by combining other fabrics with my red but I could not make anything work. That red fabric really is my nemesis - it wants to be the boss and does not want to get along with anything! The only fabric I had that I could get to work with it was the light teal that I had used in the original 6 blocks. So now I had a major issue because I only had a small amount of the light teal fabric leftover from Full of Wonder. If I could not add other fabrics I would need much more of the light teal to make a quilt top. I am a somewhat practical person and if I am spending my time making something I want it to be useful (and hopefully look good) to me and my family. So after several days of unsuccessful fabric auditions and trial layouts off to the quilt shop I went. My favourite quilt store was having a 20% off sale so I consoled myself about my purchase. I found a fabric that works with the red and now I should get a quilt that will be usable for someone I love although I am still limited to the size by the amount of the red fabric that I have left. On Saturday, as soon as I got home from the shopping trip I prepped the fabric and started cutting it up. Today I completed 10 blocks using the new fabric and I have more blocks under construction. The original 6 blocks that I made are shown at the bottom of the picture. I plan on taking them apart and remaking them using the new fabric. I will really need to do some power sewing to get it all finished by month end!