Fat Quarterly Basic Grey Designer’s Challenge

Thank you to Fat Quarterly for inviting me to participate in their Basic Grey Designer’s Challenge. I’m guest posting about my project there today. Bring on the holidays! xo Kathy

pink chalk fabrics ~*~ new arrivals ~*~ free patterns ~*~ on sale
pink chalk fabrics ~*~ new arrivals ~*~ free patterns ~*~ on sale
62 Responses to Fat Quarterly Basic Grey Designer’s Challenge
  1. Collette
    August 25, 2011 | 12:45 pm

    That’s really lovely! You’re so inventive.

  2. Sasha
    August 25, 2011 | 12:52 pm

    wow!!! It’s gorgeous!!! I’m going to check out your guest post now :)

  3. John
    August 25, 2011 | 1:04 pm

    Thanks so much for taking part in the challenge, Kathy!

    • Kathy
      August 25, 2011 | 1:15 pm

      Thanks for inviting me John!

  4. Bethany
    August 25, 2011 | 1:15 pm

    Oh! Christmas inspiration! Is that really four months from today? I just know the time is going to fly. I’m glad I’m thinking about it, now. Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Doris
    August 25, 2011 | 1:16 pm

    Oooh, I love that pic!

  6. Katherine
    August 25, 2011 | 1:51 pm

    Just came over from your post at Fat Quarterly. Oh, my! I LOVE this!!! Creative, clever and stunning. You’re so inspiring.

  7. Lorrie
    August 25, 2011 | 2:40 pm

    Gorgeous colors and shapes. Off to check out the post.

  8. Cathy
    August 25, 2011 | 2:45 pm

    Wow, very pretty! It will make a lovely Christmas decoration, a little something unusual and personal.

  9. Kathie L
    August 25, 2011 | 2:53 pm

    Such a great use of buttons and fusing. Kathie L in Allentown

  10. Marixa
    August 25, 2011 | 3:13 pm

    That is so beautiful! And so creative, I love it!

  11. Ramona
    August 25, 2011 | 5:05 pm

    So pretty. just beautiful.

  12. Sandy Allen
    August 25, 2011 | 5:20 pm

    Neato! Love those fabrics. You are ever so creative!

  13. Debbie St.Germain
    August 25, 2011 | 7:36 pm

    What a beautiful piece and creative use of different mediums.

    Debbie

  14. Sheridan
    August 25, 2011 | 8:25 pm

    I love it! It’s my favourite one so far!!

  15. Kathy
    August 25, 2011 | 10:31 pm

    This makes we want to get out my Christmas deocorations. Or better yet, make some more. Your project is truly lovely. All the pieces were meant to be together.

  16. Leslie Schmidt
    August 25, 2011 | 11:01 pm

    I really like what you did for the challenge. And you can’t go wrong with anything from Kate Spain! And the covered buttons are perfect. I love the dimension they give to the piece, and they are fussy-cut beautifully. But I don’t want to think about winter now. The longer it holds off, the better!

  17. simone
    August 26, 2011 | 12:52 am

    Love this!

  18. Kate F.
    August 26, 2011 | 4:18 am

    I spy Flurry– wonderful. I like how you’ve found some great detail in the larger scale prints.

  19. Karen O
    August 26, 2011 | 5:01 am

    That is so pretty. I don’t normally like christmas decorations, but I love that. I will check out your post about it.

  20. kate spain
    August 26, 2011 | 5:22 am

    Kathy, your project is beautiful! I love how you pulled out and focused on some of the graphic details from the prints. So well done and i also love the bead embellishments! Great job! xo

  21. WandaFish
    August 26, 2011 | 5:29 am

    Absolutely stunning, Kathy!

  22. Amy in VA
    August 26, 2011 | 7:10 am

    The clear beads do make it sparkle. Beautiful.

  23. Rachel
    August 26, 2011 | 12:02 pm

    Wow, that’s beautiful. I’m intrigued…

  24. Shannon
    August 26, 2011 | 2:32 pm

    “Bring on the holidays” Crack me up! Its the hottest week of the year and I said the same darn thing last week (I said, “Ready for Christmas!”) After polishing all the wood in my house for the first time in….three years. (with help from the three year old who derailed my cleaning routines *smile, wink*)

  25. patty Hall
    August 27, 2011 | 6:58 am

    Love it!! Now can you make me a set of Christmas crads using this design on the front
    love Kate Spain Flurry line
    Quilter000

  26. Katy
    August 27, 2011 | 2:05 pm

    I thought this was a very refreshing way to show Christmas spirit :)

  27. Lisa Eichholtz
    August 27, 2011 | 3:44 pm

    Absolutely beautiful….I can’t wait to try to make one of my own….love the idea…

  28. Beth T.
    August 28, 2011 | 12:04 am

    Hooray for Fat Quarterly, for asking you to participate!

  29. Beth T.
    August 28, 2011 | 12:05 am

    P.S. Can you believe it’s less than four months until Christmas? Yikes!

  30. Beth Griesbaum
    August 28, 2011 | 6:27 pm

    So pretty!!!
    b.

  31. Fiona
    August 29, 2011 | 1:32 am

    What an amazing creation! I’ve started thinking about Christmas already thanks to the Christmas fabrics arriving in the shops now. Exciting!

  32. Melanie
    August 29, 2011 | 11:02 am

    Kathy, you are such an inspiration!!! What a lovely Christmas project.

  33. mn2nm
    August 29, 2011 | 11:45 am

    Really beautiful! This one might be my favorite!

  34. Amelia
    August 30, 2011 | 10:16 pm

    I love this Christmas project and the way you pulled the material together in such a beautiful shape. I love the embellishments to :D I think the embellishments complete the piece :D

  35. anne
    September 2, 2011 | 11:02 am

    What a great project. Thank you for sharing. I LOVE it!

  36. Sally Ann Root
    September 3, 2011 | 8:24 pm

    Beautiful graphic design. I recommend linking to the guest blog