Thursday, September 05, 2013

Meet Fergus!


 
Jo passed along some juvenile prints that she thought I could use for backing the baby quilts. One of the pieces of yardage was a kind of garish Shrek print.  If you've read my blog for long you'll know that I see just about every bit of fabric that comes into my possession as a challenge.

If I do give up fabric as unusable, it's usually because of the quality or fiber content. Some stuff just shouldn't go into a quilt.

I've passed along one piece that came in a grab bag of brand new fat quarters because it was so unbelievably ugly I couldn't deal with it.  (It was also quilt shop quality and from a current collection, so I mailed it to another quilter who wanted it for one of her own projects.) If I come across any half naked firemen or cowboys in my scraps, they won't go in the baby quilts either. Even chopped up into the itty-bitty pieces Bonnie Hunter recommends, I couldn't in good conscience put those in a baby quilt.

But Shrek's not half bad once he's quilted to a nice top.  


What's the most exciting backing fabric you've used lately?

 This post is linked to I Gotta Try That, Sew Much Ado, Finish it Up Friday, Can I get a Whoop Whoop?Get Crafting Friday, Pinworthy Projects, and Freedom Fridays, Wonderful at Home, and Hooking Up With HOH, Inspired Friday.

2 comments:

Muv said...

Hello Michelle,

There are some truly awful fabrics about. Well done for using up or passing on what you aren't keen on. Sometimes the truly awful stuff comes in handy for hanging strips or binding.

Love,
Muv

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

Great quilt! Thanks for sharing and my Pin Me Linky Party!

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