I am in a FB group, hosted by Kathleen Tracy, that releases a Mystery Block each month. I am having fun with it even though I don’t usually like mysteries. Maybe it’s the blocks, maybe the samples I see posted by the other members? Hopefully I will continue to participate.
Kathleen also does a mini challenge each month. This month she did a Nine Patch with borders. She used pink and brown and I fell in love. I am so not a pink person. LOL Bright Fuchsia, yes, dull pink, not. But the brown and pink combo has been growing on me. So, I thought why not. Did I have pink in my stash? Remember the Hearts On A String project? That used FQs from a bundle that had pink and cream, and the brown was jelly roll leftovers.
When I went to sandwich the project I had to get creative to keep from cutting into my larger batts. I just followed Fabric Addicts tut and used interfacing to make Frankenbatting. Once layered I did a simple crosshatch edge to edge just to get it done. I offset the lines so they went through the 9 Patches instead of in the ditch.
The top colors are too red and the bottom photos are too orange. Finished size pre-wash 14.5″x19″, after washing it’s 13.5″x18″. I wish it had been a little longer, to center better on the table where it will live, but that’s just my OCDness talking. And that’s how I completely dropped everything and made a mini in colors I didn’t even think I liked. What about you, have you worked in colors that were just not your thing?