Wednesday, February 27, 2013

fabric with friends

I'm sure you've all heard of the game "words with friends", right?
I decided to invent a game of my own that I'm calling "fabric with friends."
Doesn't that sound FUN???

Here's how it works....
Start with a fabric pull.
Ask a friend to round out said fabric pull with additions from your stash.
If you can manage, put aside your own fabric prejudices and preferences and let her have free reign. (or if you have control issues, you could work on it together.) :)
Then stand back in amazement and see what someone else can do with your very own fabric! It's amazing what combinations are possible with a fresh set of eyes.

Disclaimer: I know that this isn't a new concept, and it isn't the first time I've done it. But, if your stash feels boring and dull, you've got the fabric wanties, or if you are just stuck in a rut, I'd highly recommend it! Many thanks to my friend Brianne for joining me in this round of fabric with friends!

Confession: I still have fabric pulls set aside from when Cheryl came to visit me 2 years ago! (How's that for a project back log???)

18 comments:

Pam said...

"fabric wanties"....That's a great description!

Ann said...

I love that stack of fabric!!

Tiara said...

Sounds like fun I've never heard of that before

Selfsewn said...

I like to arrange my stash randomly, that way I have instant colour inspiration, it's amazing what combinations are thrown about x

Michele said...

What a gorgeous stack!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Great idea! You can sign Terri and me up for July. That would be super fun.

Sara said...

Beautiful color combo! I play words with friends with the hubby all the time and finally beat him the other day:)

JennX said...

BEauty!! What's the brown one with the green 'berries' in the first picture?? I NEED that for a finish!!

Linda said...

Sounds like fun, but I don't think there's anyone around here that would do that for me. I guess I could as J. Not so sure about that... LOL.

Linda said...

Sounds like fun, but I don't think there's anyone around here that would do that for me. I guess I could as J. Not so sure about that... LOL.

Caroline said...

Fabric Wanties... I have a Pinterest board that I call Fabric Dreams. Sadly, I have no fabrics I could do a Fabric with Friends pull. My supply is running low, and I have no $$ to get more! Fabric Wanties strike regularly here! :D

Rachel said...

LOL! Looks like fun...and if I were to do it I am certain the stack would look the same two years later...LOL. after all, they have to marinate. Right?

phxquilt said...

Intriguing concept. I guess we'll have to try that one here.

Scrap 4 Fun said...

This sounds like fun!! Thanks for sharing your ideas with us. Gayle

Jeneta said...

This is the first time I've been introduced to this - what a great idea! This would be great for when I have a yearning to buy more fabric!!

Anna Lööf said...

Last thursday I gave your book to my mother. Today I´m visiting your blogg for the first time, without knowing you´re the one who made that book - and I don´t even quilt.
Fantastic art you´re makeing! I really consider start quilting :-)
/Anna
Sweden

Megan said...

What a great idea! I'm definitely going to try this with a few of my fabric friends!

Svetlana said...

what a fantastic idea. I have to give it a try one day.