Two months ago, our guild did an "ugly FQ" swap. We brought in what we considered an ugly FQ in a small brown paper bag....and then picked someone else's paper bag to take home. I wish I would have taken a picture of the FQ I took...it was grey and had George Washington's portrait all over it. LOL
We had two months to complete a project using that "ugly" fabric....I'm down to the wire, but I got my project finished. Can you pick the "ugly" fabric here? (click the pics for a bigger view)
It's the light brown fabric with the swirl design! Did you guess it? It's not my favorite...but doesn't look half bad here, does it?
I used it for the lining and one of the yo-yo's too.
The pattern is by Terry Atkinson called "Zippy Strippy." I changed it up a little by adding that off white accent strip down the center. I love this pattern and can see endless design possibilities using the basic construction technique. Now I have a nice little gift for someone!
I almost forgot to share that I recently won a blog giveaway! Barb at Bejeweled Quilts was giving away this Aurifil thread, which happens to be my all time favorite thread for piecing. yay! I was so excited to win! Thanks Barb!
My other exciting news...and I can barely contain myself...I am going to meet Bonnie Hunter tomorrow!! She is coming to our guild for three days of workshops and I signed up for two of them. She is also doing her trunk show at our guild meeting Monday night. I hope to take lots of pictures to share with you!