Monday, November 5, 2007

We Declared A New Holiday

Today Jenn and I declared a new holiday.

Today is "Wrinkly Ass Fabric Day." In honor of all the stupid wrinkly ass fabric we ironed and do iron and will iron as we make quilts. But in particular ... in honor of all the wrinkly ass fabric Jenn ironed today.

We're designing and prepping our guild's raffle quilt for next year. It's gotten quite complicated. But we're taking it in baby steps. We've had our eye on a big chunk of fabric that's been in the community service stash for a couple of years. It's really beautiful. It's from a line of fabric called Marrakesh Bazaar.

Here's a poor representation of the quilt we're working with. Well, the representation is poor because I lifted it from somewhere I ought not to have. I own the book it's in ... The Creative Pattern Book: Complete Patterns, Intriguing Ideas & Musings on the Creative Process (Paperback) by Judy Martin

And Jenn and I have permission to recreate the quilt for the purposes of the raffle from the author (Judy Martin). So I used this poor quality picture for two reasons. One, I'm lazy and didn't feel like scanning a better quality one from my book. But the second one is if I put a good quality one in, someone might be tempted to copy Ms. Martin's work without buying her book. Now they can find this picture on Amazon, which is where I found it. But knowing what I know about the construction of this puppy ... yeah ... good luck with that.

Anyway ... we're using our beautiful teal Marrakesh Bazaar fabric in the dark swirls and in the light swirls we're moving from pale yellow to dark red in the same swirling motion so that the center of the quilt will be in oranges. Yep, it's complicated. And we're nuts. But this is fun.

Or so we keep telling ourselves.

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