I love a design challenge - they push me creatively and take me out of my comfort zone!
When I received the fabric for the Riley Blake Challenge hosted by the Modern Quilt Guild, I was definitely taken out of my comfort zone.
If you read my blog you know I am attracted to 1930's feedback fabric and Japanese Zakka design. My favorite colors are yellow, red, aqua and pink -very fun and sweet colors.
The fabric for this challenge is modern, bold, and contains a color I rarely work with - Orange!
I thought and thought about a project but the fabric was not speaking to me - until - a week before the project challenge due date!
I decided to design a purse using the fabric to make a chevron pattern. I ran out of the orange fabric so I subbed the yellow dot for the other side of the purse. Much to my surprise, the orange fabric was my favorite. It adds such energy to the blues and grays!
I added the Riley Blake telephone fabric from my stash which can be found at Sew Me a Song.
I'm also working on a project for Stitch Magazine's "The Unofficial Downton Abbey Sews". Today's focus is on pattern making and finishing : )
Head on over to Freshly Pieced and share your Work in Progress : )
Wishing you a lovely day!