Tuesday, August 26, 2014

More of the Ugly Fabric Challenge and an Outing.


I explained in my last post about this fun swap with the "Friends in Stitching"

Peg was my partner and this is the ugly fabric she sent me ...... 
at first I just looked at it thinking, holy cow what ever am I going to do with this and then an idea came


Thinking about the theme of this fabric obviously gardening came to mind, unfortunately I'm not gifted in the drawing area so my "Gardeners Journal" quilt by Annie Downs was the place to look for more ideas.


so I messed  and stressed around until I came up with this mini quilt.....
I wanted to make a garden called "Peg's Patch"
I must say that I was very pleased with the outcome and I don't think the fabric is as ugly as it was.


The pea pods are on felt so it gives a 3D look and the ones in the basket are loose.
Peg seemed to be quite happy with her mini so that made it all worth while.
Thanks for a fun swap Peg.



On Thursday I decided to go to the "Quilters's and Embroiderers Store"..... as you do.... so I rang the girls to see if anyone wanted to come with me and of course they don't take much coaxing..... that led to lunch too, surprise surprise......
Naturally there are photos to follow.


We were so surprised on entering the shop that the lovely lady there .... Megan .... turned out to be a blog stalker and knew us as soon as she saw us.





Lunch was very nice at the "Beach House" 




It doesn't matter where we go..... naughtiness is always nearby...




Sandi and Teresa had this very yummie dessert ... I was toooo full after the main meal.



Teresa is just wondering how on earth she is going to fit this in but they both did very well.



Thanks girls for another fun day.

6 comments:

Maria said...

Loved your Mini out of the UGLY fabric when I saw it on Pegs blog.
The ladies always have such fun on their outings.. Lucky you...

Jeanette said...

Love the mini Helen. Well done. You girls always give me a laugh & a smile. Hugs,xx

Christine M said...

You did an amazing job with Peg's ugly fabric Helen. I just love the mini you made for her.

Fiona said...

your mini is just wonderful.. and so clever.... looks like another great day out with the gals...
Hugz

shez said...

Hi Helen,you are very clever that was such a wonderful idea you came up with for Peg and i know she loves it,so well done,and its always good to see you girls having fun.xx

CatNCart Craft said...

The mini looks fabulous, if is amazing how you can turn ugly fabric into beautiful
Well done