A few weeks ago I was invited to a challenge with 9 other DIY bloggers. I am always up for a challenge so I was in! The ladies from Kollabora invited us to work with Dear Stella fabrics to create something lovely using a fat quarter bundle of one of the Dear Stella fabric collections. For those of you non-quilters (like me) a fat quarter is made by cutting one yard of fabric quarters, but is half a yard long and half the width so you get a nice chunky piece. When my fat quarter bundle arrived in the mail I was delighted to see that I got the Piper collection as was gorgeous and inspiring with rich purples and oranges. It reminded me of a colorful fall which is my favorite time of year. I began to plan my project knowing I wanted to use all 15 fabrics in some way, so I decided to make wall art. I started with a 30X40 inch stretched canvas and trimmed 1.5 inch strips of the fabric and some creative math to make a pattern piece that would form a chevron across the entire canvas. The pieces where then attached to the canvas with Mod Podge and finished with a coat of the matte sealer over the top of each piece. For those of you who have not used Mod Podge since grade school, I highly recommend it. Too much fun! Below is the tutorial on how I created this colorful piece of art. Once I have a link, I will share on my Facebook page all of the projects created for this challenge. It will be fun to see all the creativity. I hope this inspires you to create something fun this weekend. Cheers! ~ Lia
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