So, Christmas is over, I’ve acquired a few sewing skills and I’ve got this stack of fabrics brought back by Rocky Turner from Kenya. We’d love to have a fundraiser for the orphanage for Mother’s Day, so I need to get sewing.
Now the question is — what do I make?
Here’s what I have to work with:
I don’t mind mixing them in with “ordinary” fabrics, and in fact I think that would be the best way, so these can go a little further. A few feel like cottons and say “Wax Print” along the selvage, and some are slicker and look they’ll tend to fray. But they are definitely bold colors and prints!
I’ve thought about making table runners, coasters and placemats so people would think of the girls when they sat down to eat with their families. Or maybe a little patchwork purse that would be toted around in public, a great conversation starter or note to self. Or a little quilt, something you could give a Little One you love to help a child without a family of her own.
But much of the design of the large scale prints would be lost if used in smaller pieces, so I’m just not sure. I think they’d look great in the abstract as well, but I’m just trying to think it through before I dig in.
I’d love to hear your ideas and suggestions.