The theme this month for Le Challenge is "Stripes". I thought that this would be easy, but then I discovered that my rather large fabric stash had about 4 striped fabrics. Ooops.
I found a plain pink stripe that seemed to be awkwardly hanging out in the stash. Its been there so long, I think it was gifted to me many, many years ago. I challenged myself to find a way to use it. After looking at it a bit, I thought that I would make a tree skirt for my mini-feather tree.
I used my Dresden ruler to make the simple skirt. It seemed liked it needed something extra, so I added some pom-pom trim left over from another project.
Super simple, and finished in one evening (and no, it was not finished last evening). This month I have had a bunch of non-quilty obligations, so I wanted a quick project that was not a quilt. Just for fun I thought I would show you my other possible stripe project.
The pink striped fabric was in the same storage box as these blocks that I totally forgot I had. They were created in an Improv class that I had taken at Quiltcon. We were to start working with a traditional block and then apply some improve techniques. The bottom left is the "Roman Stripe" traditional block that I started with. I decided not to use them for this challenge because I felt I needed more time to come up with a plan.
I hope that you check out the other "Stripes" inspired challenge projects at Le Challenge. I love this challenge because you can interpret the theme in any way you wish, and you can use any medium that you want. The only requirement is that you show a completed project.
I wonder what next month's theme will be?