A few weeks ago, I was chosen by Rachel Hauser at Stitched in Color to participate in the Pink Chalk Scrap Challenge. The goal? To make a little somethin' somethin' using every fabric in this cute little stack of fat sixteenths.
The only catch: it had to be finished by October 28th. Which, is...let's see...tomorrow.
Um. Yeah. I used to be good with deadlines. But that was before kid #3. And also, the end of winter/beginning of spring are good times for deadlines. Note that those two times are not fall. Or December. Between wedding presents, stuff for Harvest Festival (aka, not-Halloween), Christmas presents, birthday presents, etc., the months of Sept-Dec are usually not good for me to do anything extra.
But oh well, too bad. I got these fabrics in the mail and it was time to start, and I was excited and the creativity was firing up and I was just plain old ignoring the unfinished quilt that was hovering over my shoulder, breathing heavily down my neck and slobbering slightly down the back of my shirt.
So. A million failed attempts at making feathers out of fabric, one broken needle, one dead cockroach floating in the water of my iron and stinking up my sewing room, and one burned hand from the super hot brand new iron I got to replace that iron later, and I had this:
Okay...I like it, but I don't love it. I feel like I could have done better if I didn't feel so pressured to hurry up and finish before the deadline, which also happens to be a Sunday where I have to be at church early to sing after which I drive to the airport to pick up my husband after which there will be no time for sewing/picture taking/blogging.
But still. I do like it. I learned that I do love the feather pattern and I might want to try it again in quilt form. Sometimes pillows are a really great way to learn what blocks you love or hate to do, before you commit to a whole quilt. For example, I learned from this pillow that I despise making flying geese circles. Saved me a lot of trouble with the quilt I'd been planning before that.
Anyway, thanks to Rachel for choosing me to participate. I did have fun, don't get me wrong! I just feel sort of embarrassed that this was all I could come up with. :P