Sunday, March 16, 2014

Undies Anyone?

Now there is a post title I thought I would never write!

I have wanted to do this for so long, and never got around to it, but when I had to look after a huge fundraiser for our national quilting organization, CQA/ACC.  I knew it was time to have some fun.

I started by sketching out 9 different types of underwear.  With this fundraiser, we purchased 5 pieces of fabric and have to use only those in the making of the quilt, which then is auctioned off.

Here are the fabrics I had to play with.  

And here are some of my undies.   

On the top of each pair, I had to use a fun embellishment.   This one has zipper tape.

This one has rose ribbon from Riley Blake Fabrics.  Actually all the embellishments are from Riley Blake, because they just have the most fun when it comes to embellishing!

This white ribbon elastic is just so fun to use.   I make bracelets out of it too with buttons on them.  

Now was this good planning on laying the pattern out?   

I have only shown you 4, and will show you the rest in the next day or two.   I now have to go and do some type of stitching around the edges of them.  I am unsure of what stitch to use as I don't want it to detract from the actual underwear.   I am considering a small machine applique stitch in a corresponding colour.   Well, except for the striped ones, may use a light grey thread for those.   


CraftyViolet said...

What a fun challenge! I love adding embellishments to my projects as well.

Jo Ferguson said...

Leave it to you to come up with something so fun and whimsical. Your undies made me smile (never thought I'd write those words).

Rolanda said...

I would never have thought about making undies. What a different idea.

sandra said...

Your undie quilt is just so adorable and fun. Congrats at getting your quilt juried into show. Sure hope I get to meet you in St. Catherine's this year. I wonder if you are interested in a bag of scraps from quilts I have made over the years. Lots of really good fabric like Amy Butler,Karen Tusinski, Pat Sloan and many more.