Mar 192014

By now you have probably already heard about Oona’s Drunken Fat Quarter Challenge. It was dreamed up in the midst a dark restaurant, loud laughing and talking, and plenty of margaritas. Oona was trying to convince us that fat quarters could not be used for garment sewing. What?!? Luckily for Carolyn, Devra, and myself….we did not agree. And trust me, Oona can be convincing. But we held our ground…and now Carolyn, Devra, Jennifer and I are all going to prove it to her!

picture of some of us at dinner taken by Carolyn

We each got a bundle of 9 fat quarters that we get to use to make a garment/outfit. You can see the rules over on Oona’s blog. There were four different styles but I didn’t even need to pick the kind I wanted. Oona already knew. In fact, she started off early in the evening asking me if I could do anything with zombie fabric. Me?!? Use zombie fabric?!? As I’m carrying around my orange and purple skull bag made especially for my New York visit. I practically leapt out of my seat exclaiming that I must have all the zombie fabric.

Lolita Patterns | Fat Quarter Challenge

So guess which bundle I got? The zombies!  But of course, we all know I love my rainbows and hearts and things so I begged Devra to let me trade one fabric for some rainbows and unicorns. In my world, rainbows, unicorns, and zombies go hand in hand. They needed to be together. Lucky me, she agreed! So I now get one piece of rainbow unicorn fabric to use as well.

I have all these ideas on what to do but I keep changing my mind! There is a deadline so I will have to make up my mind soon….off to my sketchbook!

I have to tell you all, I had such a wonderful time in New York! I got to see Clare again and spend time with Lauren and meet tons of new people! So much so that I plan on going back very soon. I didn’t get nearly enough fabric shopping in, there were so many other things to do!  Next time…..

amity bow | Lolita Patterns

  11 Responses to “Oona’s Fat Quarter Challenge!”

  1. That sounds like so much fun! And what a trip. wow. such a cool crowd. I’m so glad you went…cos I’m living vicariously through you. haha Can’t wait to see what you come up with.

  2. I love your fabrics. Can’t wait to see what you make (and your nyc meet up with the sewing bloggers seems like such fun)!

  3. Sounds like you had a lovely time! I look forward to seeing what you make with the zombie fabric that I so desire to own. Is your mind just whirling with ideas? I can only imagine!

  4. Oh yes, I heard about this. I am very interested to see what you ladies make, especially Marce and her unicorns!

    • I can’t wait to see what everyone makes either! Devra ended up with the fun unicorns :) Should I make bra and underwear with the zombies? Lol I can’t wear that in public though and that is one of the rules! They would be pretty awesome undergarments though…

  5. Wow, such an amazing meet up! I so love your zombie fabric, I really can’t wait to see what you come up with! See you at Christine’s book signing!

    • It was so awesome meeting you this weekend and going fabric shopping with you! I’m so bummed you are moving to San Francisco :( I hope you come back often to visit.

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