Sunday, April 12, 2015

Stash Report 4/12/15: Fabric Collections

IN this week: 1-1/4 yards from STLMQG Collection Challenge
OUT this week: 1-1/2 yards to STLMQG Collection Challenge

The challenge was to take a partner's focus fabric and add four FQ's to it to build a collection. The challenge coordinator is an aspiring fabric designer who talked a bit about what makes a good collection when she issued the challenge. Considerations include color, value, scale, and theme or mood.

Here's what I received, with my focus fabric (challenge fabric) at the bottom:
Challenge Fabrics Received

My swap partner was generous and gave me an extra FQ, plus some chocolates! Pretty nice collection. She did great  - I really like what she chose - and her tastes are so different from mine.

My challenge fabric and the coordinates I gave away are these:
Challenge Fabrics Given

This was one of the more fun fabric swaps we've had and I'd like to do it again sometime.

Linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times - check out the other stash reports over there.


  1. I think this is a great idea for a swap! Was it fun to see what others got for their groupings? I would probably have really enjoyed seeing what everyone else came up with. :)

  2. I like the idea, too. Who came up with the challenge fabric(s)? You did I great job with scale and mood, but that doesn't surprise me at all. Coincidentally I used much of your combination in a color challenge several years ago -- it involved pairs of two colors on one side of the color wheel with an accent from across the wheel. I was so pleased with the outcome I plan to finish a complete quilt with those fabrics some day.

  3. I would have a hard time picking a favorite, both sets are really nice. What a cool idea for a swap.