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.
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.
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.