Wednesday, January 30, 2008



Aren't those Hoffman Challenge coordinates beautiful? I ordered the package from Keepsake Quilting with a gift certificate, but won't use them. The last week in January is traditionally Hoffman Challenge week for me. My husband goes away for the week, making it easier to focus. So yesterday I refined the design, did some cutting, and plan to cut more and audition fabrics today. I probably won't post pictures for a while; it's not that I think my idea is so great anyone would copy it, but it's not unique, so I don't even like to plant a tiny seed. All I'll say is that I'm doing lots of fussy cutting, and the finished product will not look at all like the fabric or the coordinates. Ironically, the more I hack up that fabric, the prettier it looks to me! Who else is thinking about this challenge? It's still early---

7 comments:

The Calico Cat said...

While I am not thinking about the challenge, I always like the ones where the fabrics is hacked up beyond recognition... like this one from last year:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2090/1887289593_0891e1e378_b.jpg

Debra Spincic said...

I've looked at the coordinates in various catalogs and the colors are not true at all. If I didn't already have my fabric, I wouldn't be inspired by the catalog pictures at all.

I am thinking that Feb might be the month I get a serious start on my HC piece. I don't want any surprises since I will be doing a new technique.

Rian said...

They are pretty fabrics, but I am not entering this year. I can't wait to see what you're cooking up in that creative brain of yours.

Granny Fran said...

look forward to seeing what you are doing with that lovely fabric.

Kim said...

Good Luck with the challenge!

jenclair said...

Maybe you can post little closeups that don't reveal the design, but give us a vague hint!

diva of quilts said...

I have the fabric and am still thinking about it and collecting my beads. Mine probably won't be as recognizable as I first thought.