Brown fabrics, big squares
My second quilt is brown. I’ve been mixing beautiful rosy fabrics with my collection of browns.

I have a thing for browns. Maybe it has something to do with being born in the seventies, when everything was dark brown, with hints of orange. Back then even living room walls here in Sweden (where everything gets depressingly dark in the winter) was painted brown. No matter what design trends will be born in the future I don’t think I could ever paint my walls brown, or any dark colour for that matter. But still, I do enjoy hues of brown a lot. So for quite a while I was collecting thrifted fabrics with browns in them, for this wee quilt project. And now I’ve recycled them into something that is useful, warm and very much finished!

Brown Quilt

I don’t think you remember,
but I actually started this project back in January 2007, but never finished it then… The brown quilt top have been folded away in one of many plastic containers around here, all full of fabric and scraps of fabric. But as you can see from the photo evidence it is now a gloriously finished project, paired with a pink backside fabric with white dots and a romantic edge fabric that I’m quite found of.

New, and the first
The two quilts I’ve made in my life so far, hanging outside in the sun together. One pink and one brown!

Instead of finishing the Brown Squares Quilt I started and finished a Pink Striped Quilt (and quite a few quilted log cabin pillows) in 2008. Both my quilts are simple and quick (even if I’m a rather slow quilter), with no patterns used. I call them my TV-quilts, perfect to snuggle under while watching a good movie and doing some embroidery. Cozy! Can’t watch anything comfortably if I don’t have a cozy blanket or quilt to roll up under!
Here is a view of the pink polka dot backside:
Polka dot backside

And some snaps from the quilt corner and edge sewing:

Quilt corner 1 + 2
Quilt corner
I tried another version of folding in the corner than before, it’s called mitered corners. I just winged it and these are a bit more fancy but not difficult. Next time I’ll try to do them following any of the tutorials that come up when searching for “quilt corner tutorial” for example, like this mitered corner video tutorial.

It’s time. Let’s have a I-Finished-A-Project-CelebrationTM and do a Little Happy Dance! Join me!

If you don’t feel like dancing, please have a cookie:

My favorite cookies (Photo by iHanna - Hanna Andersson)
My favorite cookies. Mmm! Now it’s time to test the quilt…

Brown is beautiful
I took a test drive of my quilt the other day, sitting outside watching the snow melting. It’s working it’s magic. I’m happy with the quilt results. Me, I’m wearing a brown wool shawl that my mother knitted for me this winter. This yarn is very cool as it has brown sequins, brown sequins that shimmers lovely in the sun. Brown can sure sparkle too!

So, what’s next in quilting horizon? I’m not sure, but I’m interested in rounds, so maybe I’ll try a raw edge circle quilt some day?