Thursday, March 8, 2012

Fabric Designs for BAMQG

Custom Fabric for BAMQG
Custom fabric for BAMQG


During one of the planning meetings for the BAMQG retreat, someone had the idea of using custom fabric designed specifically for the retreat. They wanted something special that we could use for activities and also a keepsake that people could take home with them.


They turned to me and said, "you can do that right Adrianne?" GULP! It's true I did design the guild's logo, but I had never done fabric before. Secretly I was thrilled, it's something I wanted to try. Outwardly, I was worried that actual money was being spent on the fabric and that many of the activities were centered around the fabric. This was not the time to experiment. What if it was a dud?  I wanted it to be awesome.


Custom Fabric for BAMQG
Close up of patchwork goodie bag


After a pep talk... or two, I designed a logo that we used for patchwork bags and a pin cushion make-and-take. I also designed a cute scatter print that we could use for lanyards, key fobs, or smaller patchwork projects.


Custom Fabric for BAMQG
Patchwork goodie bag


After I uploaded the designs, and after they were delivered, I decided that designing fabric was so much fun. I couldn't wait to do it again!!


Many, many thanks go to my fellow retreat planners, Rhonda, Kelly, Ruth, Amanda, Angela and Deborah. They pushed me, supported me, and cut the fabric when I just couldn't do it. It was well received at the retreat which made it all worth while. Phew.


BAMQG Retreat
Retreat badges


Now next to my quilt sketchbook I have a fabric sketchbook. Just in case inspiration strikes. : )

15 comments:

  1. So glad you posted these detailed pictures - all so very clever - just love it

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  2. What a cool idea, glad it worked so well for all those projects! I've just started in a round robin type quilt bee, and each of us has fabric to be added to everyone's quilts. One of the ladies has created fabric that's made up entirely of our names and blog names, so cool!

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  3. Being one of the lucky people to receive some of this fabric, plus the patchwork logo bag and all the goodies inside it, I just want to say THANKS! You did a fantastic job. You are so talented - I can't wait to see what you are going to do next.

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  4. That's so cool! You know you're not going to be able to stop at just the one design, right?

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  5. Great Idea, where would you get your own fabric printed?

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    1. I got these printed at Spoonflower (http://www.spoonflower.com/)

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  6. You are just doing so many amazing things Adrienne!

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  7. What a great idea, Adrienne! I love the idea of incorporating the label into something you make on the retreat. Oh, the possibilities that Spoonflower affords us!

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  8. Wow! I love what you designed! You can go for your own fabric line :-)

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  9. This fabric design is so "you!" Bright, cheery, modern aesthetic and plenty of white space. You have a gift Adrianne.

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  10. They both look great! I wish I could attend to get my hands on some. :-)

    "You can do that, right?" made me laugh out loud. It's incredibly validating and sometimes terrifying when people assume you are exceedingly capable. But it feels so good when you prove them right - great job.

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  11. Your quilts are so lovely! :)
    www.quiltworld2.blogspot.com
    Hugs, Ulla (from Finland)

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  12. I'm so glad that you made this fabric, Adrianne! It really made the bags special and I am glad to have my little souvenirs to remember the retreat.

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