firstly, hello to my new friends! i’ve noticed many new faces in the crowd, no doubt driven over here by oona’s crazed ramblings about unicorns and rainbows. who knew that third margarita (drank by her) would be so good to me? obviously you can see why i adore this woman.
i actually have the privilege of knowing oona fairly well, but it was my pleasure to also spend the evening getting in some quality time with trice (instead of just a quick hello and a hug) and my first time getting to meet carolyn and amity. so picture the scene: dark, loud, margaritas spilling everywhere, and of course we are all desperate for inside info on oona’s great work during the project sewn run. (sidenote – all of the participating ladies really found what i can only describe as an entirely new level of themselves for that event. my socks were just knocked off!)
this led us to oona’s description of her fat quarter plight.
how i wish i had the words to depict adequately the looks of disdain leveled at her as oona bemoaned the inability to work with fat quarters. and let me tell you something about carolyn – woman’s got a look of disdain that could level a building, probably, if she wanted to. (thank goodness for us that she uses her powers for good and not for evil!)
so there oona is, looking for sympathy WRT the fat quarter issue, and as she starts describing them my eyes lit up.
UNICORNS AND RAINBOWS?! i shout over the din of the taco joint. MINE. WANT. MUST HAVE. this is at the same time as amity is professing her love for a zombie charm pack and trice is laughing with what i can only call glee as we all turn on the befuddled oona.
well, she slurs, ice cubes everywhere, FINE. i challenge you. (at which point i ducked, obviously, because i know that oona and anything glass- or dish-related is a bad combo)
so here are the rules:
use all 9 fat quarters to make an outfit for yourself. this may include one garment or several, as long as all 9 FQs are visible and used appropriately. not allowed: accessories or children’s garments. fabrics may be supplemented with stash. due date april 30th. to be judged by oona (straight or avec cocktail is TBD) and possibly some additional guest judges.
as it happens, i sat up half the night, almost, on saturday as i came up almost immediately with a plan. i am thinking of taking as my inspiration the 1950s-style playsuits and mini-wardrobes and just running with it like a wild woman. or, as lauren and ginger and clare and trice might say, like a unicorn. because WHY NOT BE A UNICORN?!