The Triangle Modern Quilt Guild has put forth the “Denyse Schmidt Paper Bag” challenge. The challenge is to create something using two fabrics, along with any other solids in the same color family and one neutral solid.
Last week, I reached into two brown bags and picked up these two rolls of fabric. No peeking was allowed!
I lucked out by getting two fabrics that look pretty good together. That will make the design process easier.
The challenge got me thinking about using the paper bag with my current project: a postage stamp doll quilt.
Denyse Schmidt recommends using a paper bag to help with deciding which fabrics to sew together. You place the pieces of fabric that you are going to use in a paper bag and pull out pieces without looking and sew them together.
I gave it a try this weekend and loved it! I put the light squares in one bag and the dark squares in another bag. It was fun not knowing what I would pull out of the bag. Here’s a peek inside the bag.
I even got my little girl involved in the process.
I’m looking forward to stitching this one up!
If you’ve never used a paper bag when piecing, I encourage you to give it a try. If you have used this technique, what was your experience like?