Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Call Back and New Challenge Fabric
It seems fitting to announce the next challenge since my friend Judy and her wonderful sense of humor kept popping into my head today at the hospital. You see Judy had brain cancer. She put up a good but short fight. I am thankful that she went peacefully. Something I wish for us all. She had always wanted to divide up her stash amongst her friends but never got the opportunity so her poor husband Ken got the responsibility. While he had lived nearly 35 years with a quiltmaker, he readily admitted that he "should have paid closer attention." Most of the friends were easy to find fabrics for since after their names were colors like purple, blue or green. I was more of an challenge since Judy had written that the fabrics for me be "wild, fun, and interesting." The two fabrics I share here are the same. They are just in different colorways. I've been tempted to donate them more than once and always at the last minute would pull them from the donation bag. At different times, I have thought of them as "ugly" to "interesting." They seem so fitting now for the next fabric challenge. They were manufactured by Robert Kaufman. I have no idea when. I don't recall ever seeing them. So this is for Judy and embracing all the good news life can bring you.
We will keep on making free-form, free spirited quilts for this challenge but in any way that you see fits the theme. You won't get to pick the colorway either. I'm going to let that be a surprise. I don't have as much of these fabrics as I did the 1950s fabric so this will be limited to the first 12 people to respond. Postage has gone up so I will also only be sending 1/4 yard. Let the fun begin!