Monday, November 14, 2011

Fat Quarterly Issue 7 and I'm in It, Squeal!!!!

 A little while back I received an invite to participate in the Fat Quarterly designer's challenge.  I was so totally excited to be asked and even more so to participate in the challenge.  It was so much fun!!!!  Thanks again to Fat Quarterly for the invitation!!

The theme for Issue 7 of Fat Quarterly is Colour.  As part of the designer's challenge we were sent the following 2 pieces of fabric and asked to make any type of block using a color palate derived from either fabric.  


My 6 year old daughter was with me when I opened the little squishy envelope that contained these beautiful prints.  She instantly grabbed the second piece of fabric and said “Oh, I love the butterfly block, it is my favorite.”  Now this daughter loves to play with fabric and mix and match colors.  She often helps me when trying to make color decisions.  So I decided, in honor of all her color help in the past, to go with her favorite print to make the color palate.  These are the fabrics we (yes, my daughter helped with this as well)  pulled and we had so much fun doing it!!!


And this is the block I made from those prints!!!  I love how it turned out!!!  I was inspired by some beautiful metal art-work hanging in an office..  Don't you just love those moments.  I had been milling around for days trying to decide what I wanted to do for my block and then wham!!  There is the perfect concept just sitting right in from of me.  Love it!!! 


I turned my block into a fun little pillow.  The pattern on how to make this block and some illustrations on how it would look done in a quilt format can be found in the 7th issue of Fat Quarterly which will be available for download tomorrow.  Yippee Skippee!!!  And I have to say, after perusing the issue already, that it is amazing!!!  So many great projects. So many amazing uses of color!!   I have already added to my continually growing list of projects I want to make.


Ya, I am still just super giddy that I got to be in Fat Quarterly.  I will be perma-grin all day!!

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16 comments:

  1. Congratulations! I just love your pillow, so fun!

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  2. I love the inspiration fabric that was sent to you - what line is this?

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  3. Awesome!! Great design!! Congratulations!

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  4. Congratulations! That's a fun design!

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  5. Love the cushion and congratulations on being featured in FQly!

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  6. Congratulations!!! Beautiful pillow!

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  7. Congratulations. What a wonderful design. I will be getting my digital version of FQly soon.

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  8. Congratulations Melissa! And what a fab block - I love the architectural lines ... yum!

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  9. Love the block (and pillow)!! Congratulations!!!

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  10. Good for you, Melissa!

    I love that modern block you made your pillow out of!! It's lucious!

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  11. You deserve the perma-grin! Congrats! Your pillow is great & I'm really pleased for your opportunity!

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  12. I really like this pillow cover. You have very nicely create pillow cover.

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from each and every one of you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa