Thursday, December 6, 2012

Challenge Fabric

                                                    Finished Project



                          Am I among the few that like this fabric?

                                I didn't want to cut it into pieces.

Instead I was able to cut 3 similar rectangles
to preserve the flower/plaid combo.
Wanting to bring out the blue in the flowers,
I started with some Jay McCarroll fabric.
 Next came made-fabric using blues, greens and red touches.
My plan was to use the made-fabric and the flower/plaid to make placemats featuring a star flower pattern. 
    I really disliked how this looked and switched to a new plan. 

                                 Fussy cutting some recently purchased fabric of santa angels,
I surrounded them with darker made-fabrics leaning much more towards 
browns and greens.
Much better!  When I ran out of the green plaid used in the border, I
started leaning toward black/red fabrics.

This year's challenge with last year's orange lights challenge.
Loving them both!
Happy Holidays!


Nifty Quilts said...

Wow! I didn't realize this fabric was so Christmassy. It's perfect with your Santas.

Ellie Q said...

Love it with the addition of the santa angels!

Maree said...

Looks great with your santa angels.

Cathy said...

I love what you did. I haven't started yet as I had massive dental work done and I'm Love seeing what everyone else is doing. Hugs

Ellen said...

Love those Santa angels- so sweet. I am enjoying seeing what fabrics folks are adding to this fabric.

Victoria Findlay Wolfe said...

Scrappy and FESTIVE FUN!!!

sheila 77 said...

Lovely Christmas mats. Yes, I also like the fabric and am still not wanting to cut into it yet.

liniecat said...

Priceless! I like the fabric too