You see Greg at Flat Out Quilting had sent me a cryptic email asking "How many Sharpies do you have?"
(I have a lot, but I think I said 2 or 3 dozen) I finally coaxed out of him the reason for the question.
So I opened the brown envelope that felt all cushy and full of goodness to find this:
That fabric is Oodles of Doodles by Ricky Tims. When I saw it online (pre-release) I loved it. I still do.
Well sir, I opened it up and laid it out flat (flat out - get it?) and proceeded to fill it up. Like this:
Oh yeah, my Sharpies are riding in style now!
Convergence - Here is what is really really strange about this.
A-I had no clue what fabric Greg would use for this.
B- I had decided to try something new to me.
C: I had ironed and laid out this fabric:
(a Ricky Tims hand dyed piece)
D: I had laid out this book to work from
So the idea to make a Convergence quilt with a Ricky Tims fabric just happened to converge with the arrival of my lovely Sharpie pen carrier made with Ricky Tims fabric.
Talk about Mysterious and Magical.
And now confession time. I did my first convergence with the fabric shown. It doesn't pop as much as I wanted it to. So I am thinking it will get some (big gasp here folks) applique on it to add some splash. There was not enough differentiation of color in the parts that converged. However, I will certainly be doing this again and of course trying some of the other things in this delightful book. I got the book for Christmas and it is a very welcome addition to my library.
Hey, it occurs to me that Sharpie is permanent on fabric. What if I........?????. oh yeah! I think I will try it.
On a side note SewCalGal did a designer challenge today. (Jan 27,2011) with one clue and a picture. The challenge - Name the designer. Guess who got it right? Well I can't say but He has dimples and plays a pennywhistle and of course quilts. (and is really good with google. He didn't really know the answer!)