The Fassett-nator

I used Tents, Spots and Paperweight and a little piece of shot cotton in this Fassett-nator.

I used Tents, Spots and Paperweight and a little piece of shot cotton in this Fassett-nator.

Did any of you participate in the Kaffe Fassett Collective "Fassett-nator" contest last year? Last October I went to the Houston International Quilt Festival and made a fascinator and participated in that contest.  It was a fun project. I actually made two little fascinators and wore them all week. 

I won a prize for one of my "Fassett-nators."  I won a portable design wall in a nifty shoulder bag/carrier from Westminster Fabrics (which I love and take along on all retreats).

So the contest rules  were that you had to wear your Fassett-nator to the KFC booth, and show Kaffe, LIza and Brandon. When I walked into the Kaffe Fassett booth, Kaffe and Liza and Brandon were all there (BONUS!). They were all so friendly and liked my Fassett-nator very much (which was nice because I did feel a little silly in it but really wanted to see them so what's a KFC fan gonna do?). Brandon said I looked like a suffragette (Ha!), and Kaffe signed a nifty poster for me as a gift for participating in their contest.  I chatted with Liza for a few minutes and really enjoyed the experience thoroughly.  I'm not an overly gregarious person and that little hat was a great ice-breaker for me the entire week. There were others walking around the show in their Fassett-nators, so while I was feeling rather anonymous in that huge convention center full of thousands of people I did not know, I could easily identify my tribe and I felt much more at home.

If you see someone wearing one of these little hats, you know they are your "tribe."  Do you think I looked like a suffragette? :D

If you see someone wearing one of these little hats, you know they are your "tribe."  Do you think I looked like a suffragette? :D

Fast-forward to this week, and the discussion in cyberworld came around to projects using KFC fabrics.  It reminded me of my fascinator which I made using scraps Mod-Podged onto a doll's straw hat form.  I loved the way the scraps looked after I glued them all together in a mosaic, and then even more after the Mod-Podge dried into a shiny textile. The glue deepened the colors and bonded the different prints together into an entirely new fabric which was so beautiful.

I used a button from my Grandma's old hat, and the peacock feathers were from my daughter's wedding.  I love the "new" textile which emerged.

I used a button from my Grandma's old hat, and the peacock feathers were from my daughter's wedding.  I love the "new" textile which emerged.

It makes me want to try to make something else out of my wonderful KFC scraps.  I think a rug or mat would be REALLY COOL made this same way but shellacked to make it durable. It could be pieced like a quilt, or glued into a mosaic like my fascinator, and then shellacked.  The possibilities are endless!  

Have you made a beautiful craft with your scraps?  Send me a photo.  I'd love to see it.

 

 

 

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