Fabric of the Year (FOTY) is a concept thought up by my friend. I made it my own and ran with it. The idea is to use a small piece of each fabric you buy for something right away. This means that you know right away what you like and what you don’t like and whether you have enough of what you like or not. This has been really successful for me and I am pleased with the quilts that have come out of this project.
I just used a simple rectangle and it turns out that I really like working with that rectangle shape. These quilts turn out to be great exercises in color.
FOTY 2009 uses a modifed block from Bill Kerr and Weeks Ringle called Zanzibar.
FOTY 2010 was leaps and bounds ahead of the other two. I am still very proud of it. I love it as well. FOTY 2010 was in an exhibition of scrap quilts held at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles.
FOTY 2010 made me bold, so with FOTY 2011, I went with triangles in two sizes. I used the Fons & Porter Pyramid ruler, which is a great ruler.
FOTY 2012 is simpler, but still uses two sizes of pieces and the colorwash effect turned out very well.