I was going to get so much stuff done today since I took the day off and while I did get a load or two of laundry done, and picked up a few things around the apartment (very few), I spent the majority of the day playing in EQ. Okay so this morning I was “working” in EQ since I have a design for Hoffman Fabrics I need to write the pattern up for, had to write up the PatchKats installment, and then decided to see what I could come up with for my Camp Loopy 3 quilting project.
So remember here at the fabrics I got for project 3
For the challenge we have to use one Short Stack and four different 1/2 yard cuts of fabric. The center top row Short Stack is the one I picked and the four larger images are my 1/2 yard cuts (although I wasn’t paying attention and actually got 1 yard of the blue – but that’s good). The other Short Stack I got to maybe use with these fabrics – they are all really little two tone checks.
So I came up with a design but then I had to work backwards sort of to see if I could make it work with the fabrics I have. The first two Camp projects I had to order additional fabrics for and I’m not doing that again – really I’m not! Actually I think I just might have the numbers working correctly but it took much recoloring and moving colors around several times and then finally I realized if I had another background fabric – a lighter one…. no I did not order one … I simply stole one from a stack of Loopy Ewe fabrics I had waiting to use for a different project. It wasn’t quite the right shade for that other project ( wanted something a bit whiter) but it will work great for this one.
So after a bit of reworking and more recoloring (yes, the day quickly got away from me) this is what I ended up with. The blocks are large so if I have to I can shrink them in size to get the fabrics to work but I want to see if I can leave them this size instead. So time to get out my calculator and do some figuring.
Most of the fabrics in the design are the actual fabrics I have but they are not showing up to scale in the design and some of them are actually more different in hue than then appear in this design – but you get the general idea.