Brown and beige are two colors I rarely work with as they aren’t colors I particularly like. However, my stash seems to have an overabundance of both those colors. As far as I can tell that happened because I was in a fat quarter bundle of the month club and because when I see deals on fabric at the thrift store that is 100% cotton quilting fabric it comes home with me regardless of the color. The time has come to make a dent in the stash starting with these brown and beige fabrics.
As I do with nearly every new start, an extensive Pinterest and Duck Duck Go Go ensued. I found two patterns some of searching that I thought would work well for these quilts. I will talk about the first one in this post.
The first was this one from Patchwork Times. I can’t find the picture on Judy’s site so I linked to the image I found on Pinterest. She calls is the Brown Quilt and there are instructions on her site. I didn’t follow her instructions but rather cut it only from 2.5 inch strips. From each of a brown and beige 2.5″ strip of fabric I cut six 4.5″ x 2.5″ blocks and two 8.5″ x 2.5″ blocks. This was enough to make 2 8.5″ blocks. I made a total of 35 blocks to make a quilt top that is 40” x 56″ (actually I made 40 blocks but only used 35 – there were five light blocks that I didn’t use. I pressed toward the dark. Here is the quilt top:
It’s not set out how Judy’s is but Im very pleased with it! I’m glad I decided to try to make a dent in my stash and start working with these colors.
Update: This quilt thanks to Preeti is now officially known as Cinnamon Bars! Finished quilt picture coming soon