Thursday, October 25, 2012
Host: Linda MacDonald
Due Date: Nov. 3, 2012 (although late postings are permitted and welcome)
This month we are joining the MISSION POSSIBLE Team.
To get in the mood , click here and play the music theme, while you read this message :
Good day FFFC member.
It has come to our attention that there is an evil Button-Snatcher on the loose. Men and women are
showing up for work with no buttons left on their clothes. There are no known pictures of the
button-snatching ring or its leaders. Our target is outside the reach of conventional law
enforcement, so it is up to the FFFC members to find out who or what is snatching our buttons, and
what they are doing with them.
Your mission, fellow quilter, should you decide to accept it, is to obtain evidence of the Button-
Snatchers and/or find out what they are doing with our buttons. As always, should you or any of
our FFFC Force be caught or de-buttoned, the Secretary will disavow any knowledge of your
The MISSION POSSIBLE scene is set. Who or What are the Button-Snatchers?
What are they doing with our buttons?
For this month’s challenge you will use at least five (5) buttons in your design. Any size or color
will do, and they do not have to be alike.
Our Design Element is Tones.
Design Elements http://designelementsandprinciples.com/tone1.htm. If this link is too long, here is the
tiny version: http://tinyurl.com/8hu3ulo
Here is an ad for thread, grouped by tones. I am not selling thread and don’t have any connection to the
advertiser, I just like the color groupings. http://tinyurl.com/9hcgj3p
Fine art in jewel tones: http://fineartamerica.com/featured/jewel-tones-barbara-keith.html
(Is this the creature stealing our buttons?)
Where do our missing buttons go? Are they being recycled? Do our buttons become food for
some alien nation? http://tinyurl.com/8e752po
Are they decorating winter trees?
A Google search will bring up many images of “buttons on quilts” and “buttons in art”
A few examples: Jamie Fingal’s blog http://tinyurl.com/9g34fu8
The amazing art of Jane Perkins
http://www.odditycentral.com/pics/jane-perkins-proves-one-mans-junk-is-indeed-anothers-treasure.html or http://tinyurl.com/6udab8e
This page will not self-destruct in ten seconds. Good luck, Quilter, and have fun with this!