Sometimes I ask myself if I'm up for a good challenge. Depends. Depends on the benefit, depends on the time & energy used, depends on how much fun it will be. Right? Most of the time, I'm up for it. Or, I'm trying to be, anyway. I'll consider this "an adventure." I also need to point out that no money was used or abused in this process.
Laura, of Quokka Quilts, gave quilters a challenge involving The Fat Quarter Shop and their "Blogger's Choice" section of fat-quarter bundles. Quilters are to go to the FQS site and make up our own "Blogger's Choice Bundle," which will then be placed into competition. Whoever wins receives a 1/2 yard bundle of our own "Blogger's Choice" fabrics.
A couple days ago, after initially having a hard time choosing just 12 prints and 3 solids, I decided "forget it." I was spending too much time on it. But after waking up shortly after 3am this morning.... it's either do this, or hunt for a job. I obviously chose fabric. See where my priorities are? Ok, give me credit - it was 3am. I didn't have the concentration needed for job hunting. Right?
After seeing a fabric I really liked that is a black/white/yellow combination, I decided those would be my color choices for my bundle. As I looked through alllllllll of the fabrics the shop has, I found a theme: Daisies! This is often a theme of choice, as I have a dog who is named Daisy. Can you tell I like Daisies?
Thank you to Laura for creating the challenge, and to The Fat Quarter Shop for sponsoring it!
So, here is the bundle I came up with, and I truly WOULD love half-yards of these fabrics (!!). If you click on the photo, you will see a larger version & the fabrics will be more visible:
Here is a list of the fabrics in my bundle, starting with the upper left, and moving row by row, left to right:
1 - Oval Elements Cookies ‘n Cream (SKU# OE-919) by Art Gallery Fabrics
2- Annie's Farm Stand Black on White Pixie Dot Yardage - SKU# 10083-BOW - Annie's Farm Stand by Holly Holderman for Lakehouse Dry Goods
3 - Tuxedo Collection Black Scattered Daisies Yardage - SKU# C2695-BLACK - Tuxedo Collection by Doodlebug Design for Riley Blake Designs
4 - Crazy Daisy Black Crazy Daisy Yardage - SKU# 4647-12 - Crazy Daisy by Benartex Fabrics
5 - Remix Black Daisy Dance Yardage - SKU# 10393-2 - Remix by Ann Kelle for Robert Kaufman Fabrics
6 - Rocky and Bullwinkle White Daisies on Black Yardage - SKU# 33233-3 - Rocky and Bullwinkle by Windham Fabrics
7 - Crazy Daisy Yellow with Black Small Daisy Bloom Yardage - SKU# 4641-30 - Crazy Daisy by Benartex Fabrics
8 - Crazy Daisy Black with Yellow Large Daisy Bloom Yardage - SKU# 4640-99 - Crazy Daisy by Benartex Fabrics
9 - Treasures and Tidbits Marigold Dots and Stripes Yardage - SKU# 10996-129 - Treasures & Tidbits by Piece O' Cake Designs for Robert Kaufman Fabric (I just KNEW I needed a stripe in there, and this seemed a perfect match for the black/white/yellow theme...)
10 - Pam Kitty Morning Yellow Powder Puffs Yardage - SKU# LH11009-YELLOW
11 - Elephants on Parade Yellow Maze Yardage - SKU# C7441-YELLOW - Elephants on Parade by Timeless Treasures Fabrics
12 - Lark Pitch Sparkle Yardage - SKU# PWAB76-PITCH - Lark by Amy Butler for Westminster Fibers
13 - Kona Cotton Black Yardage - SKU# K001-1019 by Robert Kaufman Fabrics
14 - Kona Cotton White Yardage - SKU# K001-1387 - by Robert Kaufman Fabrics
15 - Bella Solids Yellow Yardage - SKU# 9900-24 - by Moda Fabrics
16 - that would be Yours Truly. :)
I had fun doing this, although I was correct that it would take way longer than I expected, including the time to write the blog. But it was a good challenge. Obviously, I figured out I was up for it.
I used this mosaic maker since I have no idea how to make one on my computer's photo program. There is a little photo of me in there because the mosaic had an extra blank spot in it, so I needed to fill it with something. No photos of Daisy were available on the computer, so in went a photo of yours truly. :)