Monday, May 7, 2012

In the Bag - An "Ugly Fabric" Challenge


I got my "ugly" fabric from Pam last week.  Those of us in the group are challenged to use 90% of the  two yards of fabric we exchanged to make an item.  I sent Pam some "interesting" selections, and she sent me these:




The front print is a "feedsack" variant; and the two "little prints" are Cranston VIP fabrics.  Probably from the late 70s or '80s, I would guess.  I haven't quite figured out the orange yet, but it's a funky paisley.....

What is interesting is that I just bought some Denyse Schmidt Flea Market Fancy prints.  These are a few of them from the set of fat quarters I got:





I paired all of them up and here's the combination:



I think this is going to be fun....and I haven't even been into my "stash" yet.  It will be fun to figure out how to work these fabrics into a "whole."

Just an intriquing little problem for a Monday.

Have a great week,

Kathy

9 comments:

KrisD said...

Oh, my! At least the colors seem to co-ordinate...a little! Have fun!
And your post to the blog & link worked perfectly!

Cherie said...

Some interesting prints there! I'll be looking forward to seeing how you use them! =D

Coloradolady said...

Gosh...I love these fabrics....LOVE! And they go so great with the DS fabrics....Like I always say...."beauty is in the eye of the beholder"

You have a fantastic start....my poor partner better be ready....nothing this cute is in the mail! :0)

Celtic Thistle said...

What fun, you were quick to see the potential in those fabrics too. They look great with your FMF cuts, looking forward to seeing what you do with them.

Hope my partner is as happy when her parcel arrives!

Diane-crewe said...

ooh! waiting to see what you come up with for these... still waiting for mine xx

rutigt said...

I must ask: Are there any "ugly Fabrics"? :) Cause I think your fabrics are very nice looking. I just cant wait to recieve mine swap.
Gun, Sweden

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Now these aren't ugly fabrics! I think you have a wonderful selection there.

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

They all go together beautifully! Ugly fabrics make the most gorgeous quilts.

Kathy said...

You're so lucky! Those fabrics look great! Can't wait to see what you do with them.