Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Fresh cut

Way back at the beginning of August, at the last Project Linus workday, my buddy Evelyn threw down the gauntlet. You see, a company had recently donated some fabric to PL. The company makes baby slings, and they don't use the entire width of the fabric. So what they do is take an entire bolt and just trim it down to the width they need, resulting in this:

big roll o' fabric
It's like a tiny mini bolt! This one is about 5.5" wide and who-knows-how-long. It is also not regular quilting weight cotton. It's more like a lightweight canvas. And it has a little bit of lycra. Most people at the workday were giving this stuff a wide berth. But not Evelyn! She grabbed a roll for each of us and challenged me to use it. How could I say no?

I've been busy. Lots of other stuff going on. Lots of other projects that need to be finished still. So, the roll just sat. (Evelyn, of course, has already put together nearly 3 tops, I think!) But, after staring at my pile of UFOs and to-dos, I decided that I needed to just start something fresh and new. Re-energize! And out came the roll.

bright happy fabrics
I went to my stash and picked out some bright, happy colors to coordinate.

fabric cut and ready to sew
And then I cut.

Fresh and fun! It's just what I need.

6 comments:

  1. Ah ha ha ha!! Love it! I can't wait to see the whole top. And I do love the colors and the fabrics you picked - they make the solids that I chose look so boring. :(

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  2. Can't wait to see your finished product! I'm in love with the colors you chose to go with it.

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  3. I really like the fabric on the roll. I love the bright fabrics you chose to go with it. Have fun creating.

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  4. that's awesome about the free fabric & how great those colors all look together! i can't wait to see a finished top! :)

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