A few months ago I was asked to participate in the Desire to Inspire Challenge at Henry Glass Fabrics. I was glad to say “yes” and now I get to share with you the results!
The fun thing about this challenge is that you have no idea what fabric you will receive. Plus it’s free and yours to keep with the stipulation that you design a project with it. I was sent one panel and seven 1-yard cuts of American Dreams by Beth Logan for Henry Glass & Co. This is a beautiful patriotic line of red, white and blues with a panel that has so many possibilities.
I have to admit that I had no idea what to do with any of this fabric when I first saw it. I let it sit in my sewing room for a week and “percolate”. I knew that I wanted to do something with the panel and I wanted it to be useful and pretty. The idea of a set of placemats really appealed to me, and that was a good place to start. I used one panel square as the focal point of each placemat and I pieced together some friendship stars to offset it. I’m super happy with how they turned out:
And with all of that fabric, I had to make napkins to go with them:
I’m going to have a very patriotic table setting when the July barbeques start up:
I made 4 placemats and that left me with two panel squares to use on something else. I’ve made one of them into a very friendly pillow:
The other panel square is going to be a pillow, too, someday….
If you’d like to see more pictures of my projects and to read the answers to some questions that were asked of me, then please visit the Henry Glass Blog. I’m sure you’ll find something to inspire you!