Saturday, November 15, 2014

Bee Happy

Back in August, a little "bee" group that I belong to started a simple fat quarter challenge.  Each person put in two fat quarters and was given two different ones back.  The assignment was to make anything we wanted out of the two fat quarters and we were allowed to add other fabrics.  Here's what I received:

It has been a busy fall and I almost waited too long to get started.  I had to think of something that would be cute, yet easy to get finished in a short length of time.  TWISTER!  I found some coordinating fabrics and was able to locate my lil' twister ruler.  The two fabrics that I was given made for a rather unusual fabric combination!

Here is the top, pieced:

I decided to add a little something extra to the back.  I used peel and stick letters to spell BEE HAPPY, then went over them with acrylic paint with fabric medium added, using my stencil brush.  I was pretty heavy-handed with the paint.  Here's how it looked when I removed the letter stickers.

Here it is, quilted:


Working on the binding:

Finished front:

Finished back:

Not bad for only three days in the shop, in between customers!  I admit that it is only about 16" square.  But, it is finished.  And the due date is three weeks away.  Yay!

1 comment:

Rayna said...

What a clever use of two random fabrics, Lori.
Love the result!

Amazing what we can accomplish in bits of time when we're motivated;-)