Wacky Fab Challenge #2 – Reveal

Wednesday night was the reveal for our Wacky Fab Challenge #2. The last package had arrived at its destination during the day on Wednesday. When I got home from work, there was a message for me letting me know that the planned reveal would be at 6 pm. I had just enough time to grab a bite to eat for supper. I guess I was taking a little too long because precisely at 6 pm the phone rang. The call display said Alabama. I knew I had to quickly grab my camera and get to my computer–or else I would have some explaining to do!

One by one we opened our packages and then quickly took pictures of the contents of the packages to share with the rest of the group.

This is Joey assisting with the opening of my package. The tape slowed me down and some of the other FABs wanted to know if I needed assistance in opening. LOL It is all part of the suspense.
This is what was inside my package…..summery placemats from Linda.

There were four placemats in total – one for each member of my family.
Thank you Linda! The applique is fabulous!

Do you remember me teasing with just a sliver of the project I was working on?


This is a picture of the challenge fabric:

This is a picture of the project that I made from the challenge fabric for Pat.

This picture was taken when the top was still a flimsy, before it was quilted and left my house for Pat’s house. The pattern is 4 Patch Stacked Posies from HD Designs. I know that Pat had been admiring the 4 Patch Posie quilts that Linda and I had been working on. Pat wanted to make her own 4 Patch Posie but she is a very disciplined quilter and has a quilting to-do list with at least another 10 quilts on it to make before she was prepared to start one of these. Now Pat has her 4 Patch Posie quilt and she can stay on track with her other 10 projects!
We had to use a large percentage of the 1 yard piece of challenge fabric we received while staying within the theme of summer. A Summer in Winter challenge. Summer to me is all about heat. Heat in colour is red, orange, and yellow. As soon as I received the challenge fabric in the mail I knew instantly what fabric I was going to use with it–this large floral depicting the colours I associate with heat–red, orange, and yellow.
This is the same quilt, now quilted at at Pat’s house.

This was a great challenge. Thanks to Cher and Pat for organizing.
I believe Linda and Pam are responsible for the next challenge–details TBD in the future.

FAB Challenge

I have been quilting lately. However, I have been working on a secret project and I can’t share much in the way of pictures.

The project I have been working on is a challenge – amongst the FABs. We have all been given a piece of the challenge fabric, this bright yellow/orange fabric. We have been challenged to produce a quilt using this fabric with the theme of “summer”. Once our projects are complete, we will be exchanging our projects with another FAB in our group. Since the project is a secret, I can’t show you much. However, I can show you one of the “go with” fabrics that I used in this project. Here is just a sliver of that fabric.

Once my project has been received by Pat and we have our “reveal”, I will show a photo of the completed project.

The FABs Wacky Challenge Reveal

Tonight was the big night! Tonight was the Wacky FAB Challenge reveal.

We weren’t scheduled to open our exchange packages yet, but since everyone finished their challenges early and the packages had reached their destinations ahead of the August 1st deadline, the FABs arranged to meet on line and open their packages together tonight.

So this is how it started. Here is my computer with my package from Pam all ready to be opened. We chatted on line until everyone was present and accounted for.

Then in orderly fashion, with Pam conducting the group, we opened our packages one by one.

LindaJ opened her package first. She received some wonderful organizers (Wonder Wallet, coin purse, and tissue holder) and a purse to coral everything together from Pat.

Pat opened her package second. Pat’s package contained a wonderful heart wall hanging from Cher.

Then Cher opened her package. Cher received a spiral table topper from me.

Then finally I got to open my package from Pam. I tore the paper off and…….

this is what was inside. A wonderfully cute sewing set–a pin cushion, a needle book/case, and a case for my scissors. Thank you, Pam!

Next Pam opened her package from LindaJ. After some tears, we heard that LindaJ had foundation pieced some wonderful cards.

Please visit each site highlighted to see the wonderful loot everyone received.

We continued to chat, and exchange pictures of our loot. Two of the FABs are already off and running with ideas for another exchange!

Wednesday’s Mail

This is what was in the mail on Wednesday when I came home from work. The postcard is from Pat while she was on vacation in Michigan. The other items below the keyboard are from Pam.

There are foundation strips for doing flying geese and some Thangles for doing triangles. I am triangle phobic and Pam is determined to cure me. I believe I agreed to try triangles using her tools if she agreed to try making a scrap quilt. I think Pam is as scrap phobic as I am triangle phobic. Maybe we can come up with a scrappy triangle pattern and work on it together!

The brown paper package is my WFC–wacky FAB challenge. Pam had my name and I have Cher’s name. I am getting ready to mail my package to Cher today. Once all the FABs have their packages, we will open them all together while we are on line together. Such fun!

I love getting mail. The only thing better than getting mail is getting mail from Internet buddies! Thank you Pat and Pam for making my day!