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.