Regular readers of my blog might have noticed that, whilst I blogged about joining the wordplay project several months ago, I have yet to actually produce anything for it! I've got to admit, after failing to come up with anything for the first two words (sugar & sunday) I was starting to worry that I just wasn't creative/imaginitive/good enough. And I did feel this even more so when I first saw what the word for September was. However, I gave myself a bit of a talking to - it's not a competition, there's no right or wrong, it's just meant to be a bit of fun, I should just chill out about it and enjoy it! After that, when I thought about the word again, two images came immediately to mind - colour (as in, awash with..) and water. And from there, it actually became rather obvious to me what I should do.
I used Fossil Fern fabrics, by Benartex. I absolutely love these. The colours are so vibrant, but at the same time have a very watery quality about them. I only had four fat quarters of it in my stash, so decided to use just those to put together a little mini quilt, pretty much just making it up as I went along. I did the little bit of embroidery first, then quilted it by hand before finishing with dark navy binding. I'm really pleased with how it turned out, it's very me, although the colours are much brighter in real life.
Now, just have to wait another 3 weeks to find out what the next word will be!