We shared our February Challenge items which ranged from a hot water bottle cover, a wall hanging or two, a mug rug, a set of coasters, a few bags, some cushion covers, a couple of quilts and a fabric basket to name but a few. The challenge was open to interpretation and though many of us were not 'Valentine's Day' types of people, we managed to create a wide variety of awesomeness! Well done everyone! The March Challenge is:
Using your bag of scraps from the swap, your own scraps and/or your favourite fabrics,
create a WONKY LOG CABIN block or a CRAZY block that measures 8.5 inches or 12.5 inches
(finished size). Feel free to create both blocks if you like! We will share our creations at
the April meeting. The aim is to use up some of your stash to create something fun,
colourful, wild and to perhaps take you out of your comfort zone. Tutorials can be found on Tallgrass Prairie Studio, comfortstitching, Quilt Dad and Ellison Lane.
Show & Tell of our February Challenge was a lot of fun because of the different variety of things shown. I am learning a lot from seeing what other people are making/creating which has inspired me to make a few things I never thought I would want to do (I'll be making a fabric bunny one day soon, inspired by the one Sarah brought!).
|Scrap Swap contents - so much fun!|
|Close-up of some of the fabrics - aren't they great?|
We also did a "Scrap Swap" today which was pretty cool and was a change from last month's 'ugly fat quarter swap'. We each brought a sandwich bag full of scraps (scraps no smaller than 2" each) and we each took a different baggie home. It was funny how we all got so excited for a baggie full of scraps! Thank you thank you thank you for my bag of scraps. I see some Sherbert Pip in there, some pinks I am in need of and I love the dog and number fabrics! In fact I can see myself using EVERY scrap in there. I think a few more wonky stars will be made soon.
All in all a great day. Let me know what made your Sunday special :)