Tuesday, May 26, 2009

A Brown and Pink Quilt

I've amassed a good collection of pink and brown fabrics, so it's time to stop talking about making a pink and brown quilt and start making one. My plan is to make a queen-sized quilt for my bed, and I think I have enough fabric now to do it. Most of these are civil war fabrics, and I really like them a lot. I'll probably throw in some more tone on tone browns, as this lot looks pretty busy in the photo. I'm hoping to have some pinks left over, because I want to use them for Bonnie Hunter's Double Delight quilt. I'll be busy washing and cutting the next few days!

The pattern I'm using is one that was on the web about a year and a half ago that I saved the directions for. Mary from Making Scrap Quilts From Stash used pinks and browns for hers, and I was enthralled with it--been thinking about it ever since. Yesterday I asked her if she minded if I made one like hers, and I'm happy she was agreeable. You can see her quilt here.

I might just start another quilt too. Not too long ago, Wanda told me that having multiple quilts in progress is the only way to work. Truth be told, I've always worked that way, but now I'm not going to feel guilty about it anymore. Gee, how's that for cheap therapy?

I want to get busy working on a quilt from Scrap Basket Surprises by Kim Brackett, one of the new books I bought on our Shop Hop. There are actually a bunch of quilts in there that I really like, and there's a pink and brown one too. And it's jelly roll friendly! If you like scrap quilts, hop over and visit Kim on her blog, Magnolia Bay Quilts.

It's still cold in my basement sewing room, about 60 degrees, so I've gone back to working on the flannel Snowman quilt again. We've had a couple days in the 90's, but we also had a frost warning last night, so the weather is still quite variable this time of year. It's fine to still be working with flannel.

11 comments:

Judy S. said...

Nice! I love that combination. Looks like you're going to be busy...

jovaliquilts said...

Mary's quilt is beautiful, no wonder you want to do one like it. Have fun! My sewing room is in the basement, too, and it makes quilting in the summer a pleasure.

Margo said...

Oh my, you are a busy gal....brown/pinks will be beautiful...as always anything you make is .....

Barb D said...

Oh, I love the pink and brown combination - I looked at Mary's quilt - beautiful!! Can't wait to see your version!!

Lurline said...

It will be a beautiful quilt - I love the pink/brown combination and I love the busy browns, too - please, keep it that way!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

I am sooo ready for warm weather - it has been in the mid 40's here all week! Working with flannel sounds good to me too! I think you have a nice assortment there of pinks/browns for that quilt - I love that pattern! And - I always work on more than 1 quilt at a time... usually it is easier for me to make blocks, blocks and more blocks because I don't always have space to lay out a quilt - so I generally have many different sets of blocks on the go at once.
Cheers! Evelyn

Becky said...

Love that brown and pink quilt! I admired Mary's quilt, too. I always have several projects going at one time. I work that way, read books that way. You can describe it as cluttered, undisciplined or very flexible. Hope that it warms up soon in your area. We've had cooler temps, too. It should reach 80 today so we're warming up, but lots of rain.

Stephanie D. said...

Yeah, I think it's necessary to have several things going so your subconscious can simmer over challenges.

Trouble is, they start becoming UFOs if I don't stay on top of them!

Belvie said...

Nice fabrics! I think that is going to be a beautiful quilt.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Those are very nice pink and brown fabrics! I popped over to check out Mary's pink and brown quilt --it's fabulous! Very pretty. Can't wait to see yours, too.

Anonymous said...

How is your pink and brown quilt coming along? I too want to start cutting. Love Mary's quilt and have corresponded with her re: fabric selections. I haven't started cutting though. How about you?!!