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Friday, March 20, 2009

Roy G. Biv: Orange

There's nothing like giving myself an assignment to make me run the opposite direction. I never did like anyone telling me what to do, not even myself. So instead of looking for, or making, something orange for the Colors of the Rainbow theme, I made a huge multi-colored, patchwork project with my serger. It is so fun (so messy) to pull all the scraps out. I'm about half done.

If my guesses are correct there are eight decades of fabric represented — each one tells a story, individually, as well as together. There are fabrics from relatives long gone, pieces from garage sales, and bits from the clothes I've been making for myself and my family. I started out thinking it would be a skirt for me, but after basting the panels together I realized I really don't need a full circle's worth of fabric floating around my hefty self. My mom recommended its future lie on the table, so tablecloth it will be — so very appropriate since it's overall theme is about our future home. Can you guess where it will be? More about the patchwork project and the living situation to be revealed in future posts.

P.S. I'm extra-overjoyed at the offers for pattern testers. Now I just need to right up an official version to send out. Stay tuned for more info. Thank you.

P.P.S. I was happy to see that Jo from The Cart Before the Horse having some color fun, too.

Here's the rest of the Rainbow Connection:
Tania at Myrtle & Eunice
Patrice at Making Peace
Suse at Pea Soup

Did I miss anyone? Get a URL wrong? I hope not this time. ;)



Blogger Tania said...

Michelle - I think if anything, you are absolutely on brief. Your lovely patchwork is not only crafted by you but looks as though it might do every colour of the rainbow in great style. I can't imagine that in its making you are not embracing each and every hue. And that's sticking to the rules.

Fri Mar 20, 03:25:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Kelley said...

My guess is that you're moving to Half Moon Bay. The pumpkin told me!

Fri Mar 20, 09:44:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Jo James said...

Now THERE's a burst of juicy color! That looks like a tablecloth that will chase away the grayest of daze.

I'm on to YELLOW!

Sat Mar 21, 12:37:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous dorie said...

Is it the midwest?

Sat Mar 21, 07:54:00 AM PDT  
Blogger tam said...

I love working with scraps-makes me digg into my creative side even more! Loved your creative lil project!~hope you are having a wonderful first weekend of spring~Smiles~Tam!

Sat Mar 21, 01:50:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Darling Petunia said...

I started a rainbow as well!

Sun Mar 22, 06:15:00 AM PDT  

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