Back in late August at a Rebels meeting, Nifty of Nifty Quilts gave us some very interesting vintage corduroy and set us the challenge of making something for National Corduroy Day. This is what I got,
I remember when I was a kid and loved wide waled corduroy pants in the winter. This fabric, however, was pronounced by one Rebel as possibly the all time winner of the ugliest fabric award. We all accepted the challenge anyway.
I auditioned several fabrics from my stash, including teal, but ended up hitting garage sales for corduroy pants in blue and a grey/green. I also found a heavy work shirt in red. I found a wonderful purple corduroy shirt at the thrift store, but I liked it so much I wear it all the time. The rest, I decided, would become one with the "ugly" fabric and make a pillow top and back. I also added some gold batik from my stash.
It was interesting working with the corduroy. It likes to be sewn together. I think there might be a corduroy quilt in my future, but it will have some purple. I do love purple corduroy.
For 30+ more wonderful corduroy projects, head on over to Nifty Quilts for links.
Enjoy the day.