On my design floor is a Bonnie Hunter quilt. No, I'm not talking about On Ringo Lake, her new mystery quilt that just debuted, but one with plenty of pieces, still. This will be a brown version of her Narragansett Blues quilt from the More Adventures with Leaders and Enders book. I made a lot of 4 patches and cut the rectangles, so a trial layout attempt seemed timely.
This is what the center looks like. I need to cut a bunch of brown squares for this section as well as for many other rows. I'm making a throw size for my uncle, whose favorite color is brown. I always wonder why so many people dislike brown--it is all the primary colors mixed together, which is therefore why brown GOES with every color.
So far the 4 patches are standing out just fine against the brown. Naturally, as is usual for me whenever I change the size of a pattern, MATH happened. I need about three times as many 4 patches for the layout I want. Lots more cutting and sewing to be done, but that's not worrying me--I have plenty of scraps and am glad to have a place to use them! I was tempted to sew up some of the vertical rows, but seeing as my sewing room is still disassembled for Thanksgiving Day furniture rearranging, back in the box they went. Well, once I evicted Mini the cat from it--she can never resist an empty box.
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