Way back in July I posted a bit about a “paint chip challenge” (you need to scroll down a bit on that post link to get to the explanation) that was presented to my local quilt group. I posted a peek at my project here. The resulting creations would become this year’s gift exchange and, now, that has transpired. I did not get photos of everyone’s project but I have the wonderfully lovely, hand-quilted table topper that Joan made……The 3 color chips she got are “spot on” with the fabric!!!!!!……………. Happy, sunny, WARM and perfect for my blue/white kitchen (which is much more red/green at the moment!!!!!!). That lovely flowered print is, also, the backing……..reversible is always a good thing!!!! BUT……let me move on to what I worked on this summer………..OK….these are my chips/colors that I worked with….. and the finish……… The linen was the “grey”, thread (fmq on the linen) was the “Cocoon” chip and the purple…well, thread (Glide) as well, used on the black. I deconstructed some silk flowers and stitched those on along with seed beads of various colors on both the flowers and linen. Do you spy some purple?? Yes, I had the perfect piece of dupioni silk for the binding…..yay!!!! It was a fun challenge and one that created some heightened enthusiasm to press forward on the hunt for just that ‘right’ color!!! There are already “noises” that next year’s gift exchange could go the same direction (MINUS the pinks that some felt were a tad too prevalent in the chip bag!!!!!! hmmmmmmmmm)
On to more “secret” stuff…..how ‘bout you????????