M. Avery Design Studios in Hoboken decided to host a sewing challenge that I just had to be a part of. And being that sewing is very much a challenge for me...how perfect!
Megan recently acquired a large lot of upholstery fabric samples. And by large lot I mean enough to cover New York's Central Park many, many times over. She invited members of her Meet Up group to come pick out one pound of fabric scraps. The $10 entry fee would be used to set-up a scholarship at the sewing studio for a young and deserving local lass. Great idea!
For the project you must use only the pound of fabric you grabbed. I had an idea in mind so grabbed Damask fabric from the same style/design group:
I also grabbed these little Asian inspired panels because they fit into my one pound pile. I'll make a separate project out of those...I'm thinking lavender sachets since the pieces are smaller.
The other, and somewhat unexpected, part of the challenge was this:
Waking up to yet another snow storm in the city and needing desperately to get to my Singer at the shorehouse to complete the sewing challenge in time for this Wednesday night.
Cool heads and excellent shoveling skills prevailed. I spent a good deal of the weekend cutting and piecing together and sewing. Here's a sneak peek of what I'll be entering:
The contest is Wednesday night so I'll show you my project in all of its (somewhat pathetic) glory after the competition has ended. Let's just say that I wish I didn't use Damask. Shredded, hairy mess.
I also want to thank all of your kind comments on my Help for Haiti 2 post! Wow. WOW. There aren't enough ways for me to say, "thank you." Sadly Chile now could also use some help so the winner can donate to Chili or Haiti, or split the donation between the two fund raising efforts.
Rue de la Clef has also pitched in some homemade goodness to the prize package:
Head over to the original post for more details, and thank you again for your generous bids and links.
As an aside, the lovely lady behind Rue de la Clef is also embarking on a month-long project to replicate Martha's calendar (yes; that Martha). Today's task was to feed the chickens and gather eggs. And it's only March 1 so this should be something.