Sunday, January 30, 2011

Brown Bag Quilt Contest

A few months ago I joined the Brown Bag Quilt Contest.  There were some administrative problems and some delay in matching up swap partners, but I was so happy to finally receive notification that a match had been made.  Though I picked my fabric to swap out, getting to the post office seemed to be a big problem for me between the holidays, my two jobs and getting ready for Erica's move this month.  However, I got a big kick in the pants last week when a package arrived from my swap partner.  Inside were these soft blue lovelies.  The rules of the contest are that you are to use 90% of the Brown Bag contents and can add any percentage you like of fabric from your own stash, as well as one newly purchased fabric. 


I like this quilt on the left from the book I just got called Livin Large, by Heather Mulder Peterson.  It is called Sunday Picnic.  The book is based on precuts such as layer cakes, so the blocks start as 9 3/4" squares cut into triangles and sashing added.  It is a nice sized throw. 

Blues are very scarce in my stash although I think this dot will work well for the sashing. It is a bit of a sedate grouping so far and I will be looking for a lovely large scale print for the border and sashing squares.  Perhaps I'll throw in some pink and green to liven it up.  You like so far?   

8 comments:

Shay said...

Taking fabrics you largely didnt choose and making them into something is a real skill Annie. I couldnt do it!

I think those fabrics are perfect for that pattern-it's so pretty!

Vivian said...

Yes, I like it so far. You have a fun project ready to go. The dark blue dot looks like a great compliment to the brown bag contents, and adding a large-scale print will be a perfect addition.

julieQ said...

I do like!! Very pretty!

Joyful Quilter said...

Yup, I definitely like so far. I have a lot of blue fabrics but they are a challenge for me to actually use. I'm looking forward to seeing the finished quilt.

Kate said...

Great choices so far and I really like the pattern you are considering. Looks like fun.

Cynthia L. said...

The Brown Bag Challenge sounds like a lot of fun. You have a good eye for color and will make something beautiful out of the blues that you recieved from your partner. I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Quilter Kathy said...

I think your pattern is perfect for this collection of fabric.

Lorraine said...

Love your fabric ideas......looking forward to seeing the finished product - I am sure the recipient will love it!