Katy posted a contest on her blog last week and today I was looking for an excuse to avoid work for a bit, so I decided to join in. Okay. That isn't true. I don't generally need to look for an excuse. =) I am so grateful that I get to work from home most of the time but there are times when I just need to let my mind wander (not too far though, wouldn't want to lose it altogether) so I can reset my focus on what needs to get done. At this point in time, I'm finishing the updates and edits on some instructional materials and after working on nine courses, they are starting to blend with one another. Time for some fresh air and fabric inspiration!
The assignment (oh...did I go off on a tangent? Again?) was to select twelve fabrics from the shops of Pink Castle Fabrics and create a bundle. My very own bundle! The palette I worked from is similar to the colour scheme I am going to use for my daughter's wedding quilt. She loves the beach and loves to swim, and her colour preferences are evocative of the sea, I think. While I do a lot of writing to earn my living, I do not tend to venture into the realm of creative writing (except maybe on a few reports I may have written....) and while I love to create, I don't consider myself particularly creative. I'm working at that. Anyway. I needed to name my bundle. The fabrics are all very ocean-y, save for one, which left me thinking I should probably avoid any water references when naming this grouping. I finally decided to
call my bundle "Mermaid Garden".
The other part of the assignment is to keep track of all the fabrics selected for the bundle. Starting with the top left corner and working across the rows, I selected the following:
Metro Living Lattice in Dusty Blue
Alexander Henry Heath in Chartreuse
Salt Air Fish Tales in Seafoam
Pezzy Prints in Lime
Riley Blake Cotton Chevrons in Navy
Moda Bella Solid in Betty's Teal
So Sophie Dots in Blue
Aviary II Woodgrain in Dill Green
Far Far Away III Wildflowers in Mustard
Moda Bella Solid in Terrain Cactus
Pezzy Prints in Indigo
Modern Meadow Picnic Plaid in Pond
That's all of them! It was a fun making the mosaic. I ended up downloading more photos than I needed but as I put the compilation together, it became evident there were some that just didn't look right.
The contest ends March 31 - you still have time! Thank you to Katy and to Brenda at Pink Castle Fabrics for their fun idea and their generosity!