Last weekend was a shop hop weekend that included my favorite quilt shop, Sew Crazy. Instead of hopping, I helped out by working up at the store for the three days of the hop. Most of my duties included putting fabric away and helping customers when I could or directing them to someone else that could help them.
There were points in time where the store was really busy, such as when the hop buses arrived. And some points in time where we were catching our breath and doing a little playing around.
Such as playing with this fun fabric:
Isn’t that a gorgeous black and white pattern? So you may be asking, what type of fun did we have with it?
Well, I studied the fabric looking for the repeat, cut out a section, bordered it, fused it to some double-sided fusible. Then…
Colored pencils! Yes, that is right. I colored the fabric!
We are not sure if colored pencils will set like crayons or fabric paint does, so this was more of a test so we could try it out. Well not this exact piece for testing. This will end up on my Wife Cave wall at some point once I bind it.
This next piece is the actual test piece that will get heat set and washed to see if the color stays or not.
My mom joined in the fun using this neat black and white zebra fabric:
I did get a little further on the flowered test piece by the end of the last shop hop day:
For the shop hop, I also made name tags for everyone plus a generic store one. They won’t be for every day use but come in handy for shop hops and possibly for quilt shows in the future.
Have you colored on fabric? It’s the grown up version of a coloring book!