Sunday, August 21, 2011

Design Wall Monday - Fair and Square

I did it, I finally got some sewing time in. I wanted to work on something simple and fast. I sent the husband on a bike ride and as soon as he was out of site, I went straight to the sewing room. Why is it everything seems so much better with Pandora blaring and the hum of a sewing machine? I started a leader and ender project back on April 9th. I had gotten 30 ugly fat quarters that I really wanted to use up. Here's a link to the before picture and here is the after. This is Bonnie Hunter's Fair and Square . Mine is a little softer color, brighter and EASY. Nothing takes the stress out like whipping through a few string blocks!! And I have to say that cutting up those ugly fabrics that small really did work. I can't see one chicken or toad in the bunch!! And yes, there are chickens and toads in there, crazy stuff I tell you :) You can only expect so much at .50 a fat quarter - it's good material, just really ugly :) I am now well prepared to tackle another work week!! I still have a ways to go on this one, but will keep this one going to de-stress when needed.

11 comments:

  1. Love your Fair and Square. I like the colors you have chosen. Makes those squares really stand out.

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  2. The yellow really does make a difference. Like I've heard of ugly fabric - if it's still ugly, you didn't cut it small enough! Glad you had a fun/productive weekend.

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  3. Ooooooo! This must be from one of Bonnie's books that I simply overlooked! Thanks for the idea of using up some "ugly" fabric in strings! I KNOW I have some rooster fabric hiding in my FQ drawer too. ;0)

    Yet another Bonnie pattern to add to my "someday" list.

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  4. Looks good Sue. Where is the pattern from book? web site? I don't recognize it from the blog or website but it could be lurking there.

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  5. I like it! Working with those postage stamps is addictive, isn't it?

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  6. Looking GOOD. This one I want to make.

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  7. Shows that ugly fabric can be beautiful in the right quilt :)

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  8. Love the squares and you are right, I don't see any chickens or toads. I love some of those "ugly" fabrics for me. Hey, when there are no interruptions I get tons of stuff done with pandora playing!!

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  9. Great way to use up ugly fabric. The string blocks are so bright and colorful.

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