Saturday, January 14, 2012

Fabric Challenge

Last night I brewed some incredibly strong coffee in an attempt to change the challenge fabric. Here is my result. Not quite so white and not too much of a change either. Going to dig around and see what dyes I have to try next or maybe I will just start slicing and see what happens.

I'll recap the simple rules:

1. The challenge fabric must appear in your finished quilt. After all, that is the point.
2. You can do anything you want to the fabric (dye, stamp, etc.).
3. You must use Rayna Gillman's book, Create Your Own Free-Form Quilts: A Stress-Free Journey to Original Design, as your inspiration.
4. You must take photographs showing your process. I'd like to see at least three and especially photographs of any changes you make to the challenge fabric.
5. If you don't have a blog, send the photographs and thoughts to me and I'll post them here. If you have a blog, then please share it so we can watch and comment on your progress.

I believe in deadlines. They sure motivate me. I've asked that all the quilts be completed by March 1.

The following people have joined me (scroll over their names and you see who is linked to their blog) in this challenge and whining, "What was I thinking!":

1. Rayna Gillman
2. Kristin McNamara Freeman
3. Janice Paine Dawes
4. Sherrie Spangler
5. Marti Porterfield
6. Denise Frank
7. Carol Esch
8. Mary Ann Mauney
9. Martha Ginn
10. Vivian Helena Aumond-Capone

Rayna, Janice, Marti and Sherrie have all blogged about the fabric. I cannot wait to see what everyone creates!

I still have fabric. I know hard to believe but it's true. If you are interested in joining in, the deadline to sign up is January 20.

Closing thought:

"There are no failures - just experiences and your reactions to them." - Tom Krause -


  1. What Was I Thinking? I have posted the beginning of my response to the challenge on my blog.

  2. What are the details of the challenge? on your blog somewhere?

    1. Linda, Details are all here. Let me know if you have any questions. Hugs, Karen


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