Anyway, that's not important. This last week I reached my 100th item in my stash busting challenge - which I will show you on Monday or Tuesday, since it was a tester... a tester for ME - crazy right? Don't worry, I'll crop my ugly mug out of the photos, so that you can just enjoy the shirt.
Then I decided to take a break from my regularly scheduled sewing to do my Project Quilting challenge for this week. The theme with week was Grocery Shopping - we were to pick three items from the store as inspiration for our project this week. And man, did this challenge throw me. I'm not really sure why, I think because I've been working on better eating habits, that the last thing I wanted to do was go drool over other food that I can't eat. So during another morning of yogurt with my coffee, I realized what I really wanted: Bacon, eggs, and as usual, a cup of coffee.
So into the stash I dove. I know I reached my 100 items, but I am waiting on my friend Kim to catch up so we can do a little splurging and start the process all over again. Man, I'm a glutton for punishment. I found this, what I will refer to as, ugly plate fabric in my stash and all of a sudden I knew exactly what I wanted to do.
|Check out the insane scale on this print?|
|I'm actually really happy with how these came out.|
Then I added some brown fabric to the cup for the coffee, sandwiched with a random farm print that I thought brought it all together (cows=milk for my coffee, pigs = bacon, and chickens give eggs?), and then it was time to FMQ. Have I told you how much this part stresses me out? But I even picked 3 pretty threads to make it all match!
And in typical me fashion, I decided to spice it up with some swirls and words:
I think it came out pretty cute, actually. And then, because I didn't want to cover my cute border with a wide bias, I did a narrower width bias tape, and added two cute ribbons that fit the theme, and now it is proudly hanging on my wall!
Oh, and don't forget to change your clocks forward an hour for Daylight Savings!