Wednesday, 16 July 2008

Ugly fabric swap

In the spirit of 'one man's meat is another man's poison', Nik organised an Ugly Fabric Swap at Rocheberie Quilters on Saturday. I was quite excited about this (I don't get out much!) and thought it was a great opportunity to get rid of some of the fat quarters which lurk in the deepest recesses of my stash. I managed to find 7 Uglies, a cutesy one with seed packets, a leering teddy bear one, some sick-making florals and a sludgey one with grasses and seed heads on it.

And look what I got instead!

A modern art bright in funky colours, a batik piece in blue and lime green, a very useful cream background fabric, a little panel to make a Linus prem quilt, a rich brown check, a Christmas fabric and the piece de resistance - the yellow fabric with the giraffe doing the washing up in rubber gloves!

This was actually Nik's fabric (thanks Nik!) and she bought it because of the attractive flamingoes. When she got it home, she realised that it had all kinds of other animals on it, and the giraffe was just too much for her! One woman's step too far is another woman's delight!


Karol-Ann said...

This is such a fun thing to do!

Melody said...

Looks like you did really well in your exchange.

Helen in the UK said...

Looks like you got some great fabrics. The giraffe is certainly bizarre ... what was the designer thinking!?!?