Thursday, October 8, 2020

50 Shades of Brown QAL

 Lori over at Humble Quilts has given out the final step in this little quilt along. Before she shared directions for the last step she mentioned that the quilt that inspired this quilt along features four different directional prints in the border. I didn't expect that to mean the borders would be whole cloth! Funny how we each have our own interpretation of things. Nor did I expect such a small quilt in the end. Her version finishes at 14" x 18." You can see it here.

Mine looked like this at the last stage:


I auditioned leftover prints for borders...


But still wanted to make a slightly larger quilt. I also had a hankering to make some flying geese for this project. (I really seem to be stuck on geese at the moment.) So I did this:


That upper 4 Patch block seemed a bit heavy. I tried a few variations... 


And finally ended up with this, borders included. 


I'm really pleased with the way this turned out. Makes me want to do another scrappy, liberated quilt! I've layered it up and handed it over to James for quilting. It will probably take him longer to load it and decide what to do than to actually do the quilting as this is only 20" x 26." 😁

12 comments:

  1. It's fun! But I had imagined it as much larger... I've never quite understood what you DO with a mini quilt, a sad result of my need for things to be both beautiful and useful!

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  2. I just love how you worked with these little fabrics. I clicked on a photo to see them better. Very nice how it turned out. Sometimes it is liberating in more ways than one to stitch a piece like this. Enjoy your weekend!

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  3. It has come together so well, Sue. While it is a surprising mix of patterns, it works, brought together by the browns.

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  4. Brown is not one of my favorite colors, but I love how you have used strong contrast. It makes such an interesting piece to look at, it really holds my attention!

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  5. Your little quilt is wonderful - brown is so under-rated. Always a supporting player but you made it the star.

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  6. Love, love, LOVE that you took Lori's QAL and made it your own!! Well done.

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  7. I love the end result of your endeavor! It's been a good exercise working with the browns, there are a lot in my stash but rarely used. Until now.

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  8. I love your addition of the flying geese! Very pretty!

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  9. Loved your additions to the original.

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  10. I love the little quilt, there are several small wooden persons in my cupboard clapping their hands at the thought of it...and brown has always been my favourite colour!

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  11. A very fun twist with the flying geese in the mix. And the layers of borders pull it all together. Nice job!

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  12. I love the addition of the flying geese!!

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