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Meet Me at The Picnic, Week 2 - Fat Quarter Idol

This is the second week of Fat Quarter Idol at Sew,Mama,Sew!. And this weeks theme is Meet Me at The Picnic. My first thought when I think of a picnic is the plaid red and white picnic table cloth. I also think of nature, birds, and flowers. All warm colors.

After I had the colors in mind I searched the Sew,Mama,Sew! shop by print. I started with Florals, then Solids. The biggest challenge I faced this week was all the fabrics I liked were on sale! Which of course is fantastic, but one of the rules is that you choose all regular price items.

I picked out about 28 different fabrics, opened the images up in Photoshop and put them all together in a collage. One by one I got rid of fabrics, till I had my final twelve.

Here were my final choices which can all be found at the Sew,Mama,Sew! shop.

  1. Walkabout ~ Alegria ORGANIC
  2. Tomato 7 ~ Kona Cotton
  3. School Uniform Apple ~ School Days
  4. Ditty Cat Eye ~ Gypsy Caravan
  5. Banana 1481 ~ Kona Cotton
  6. Recess Graphite ~ School Days
  7. Asparagus 348 ~ Kona Cotton
  8. Nesting Gold ~ Multi Black ~ Chickadee
  9. Seedpod Stripe Turquoise ~ Flea Market Fancy
  10. Charcoal 1071 ~ Kona Cotton
  11. Scandi London Bus Red ~ Summersville
  12. Posies Turquoise ~ Flea Market Fancy 

You can see my final choices on my Pinterest Board for Meet me At The Picnic. Can't wait for next weeks challenge!

If you are interested in joining in the fun check out at the rules at Sew,Mama,Sew!





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