Saturday, 20 February 2016

A little bit of brown

Well, the idea of the RSC may be to use up your scraps, but this month I have been scraping around trying to find enough brown bits to make even a few little blocks.  In the end I managed 3, but only by pinching a couple of bits from as yet unused yardage to make up the numbers.

Here are two:


As is my usual habit I am not using a ruler to make my squares, just eyeballing the lines on my cutting mat and hoping for the best.

Interestingly I had four brown shirts, so my strip sets were not a problem.


And I have one block combining the shirts and the squares.


At the moment I envisage that all these diverse bits will end up in the one quilt, but I don't want to put anything else together right now - let's just see how it goes as I add all the other colours.

Since I have finally done some brown bits I'm linking up with the RSC today at So Scrappy.  

And a reminder, this months AHIQ link up will go live on Tuesday, so if you are making it up as you go along, come and share!

17 comments:

  1. i love how those shirts add so much movement to your squares--lovely improv piece...hugs, Julierose

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  2. The brown shirts are wonderful -- so rich and comforting. Not sure if I'll have an AHIQ this month or not (must go see what I've done).

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  3. Interesting improv piece. Having all the stripes aligned vertically really gives nice movement to the piece.

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  4. Those brown bits look so good with the striped shirts!

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  5. The shirts turned out great and you have the basis for something really nice there. It always works out in the end. Good luck!

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  6. Very interesting! I love how stripes and plaids play together!

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  7. Cozy browns, to match the bare branches outside, just putting forth some new buds and promises (here at least). I like your slightly irregular 16-patches, and the shirt strips. Interested to see where it goes next!

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  8. Shirts can provide some wonderful fabrics cant they and these work great with your squaresy blocks.
    And the circles look ace : )

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  9. Nice Browns; the shirts are looking good in their new function.

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  10. There's just something about men's shirts in quilts that I love.

    Your method of cutting made me laugh. When rotary cutters first came out I bought one and a cutting mat. I had no idea you needed a ruler too and wondered how people managed to cut so straight. I just rolled my cutter along the line and went with the flow.

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  11. You may not have a lot of brown scraps but you certainly did use what you have very effectively!

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  12. Ooh, I like the story this quilt is starting to tell!

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  13. Having four brown shirts was lucky - love what you're doing here!

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  14. I think these are the nicest browns I've seen so far! Is it too late to join in? (I have lots of browns!)

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  15. I had a hard time coming up with brown scraps too.

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  16. For some reason those stripes made me think of piano keys. I love what you are doing with the brown fabrics. I can't believe you eyeball the squares, they look perfect!

    -Soma

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