Saturday, October 27, 2012

Scrapbag quilters, brown quilts and busy times

It has been a busy quilting week. The show was a tremendous success on all sides. And we had terrific coverage in the local press.
Then Wednesday our Scrapbag Quilters group met. Cathy did the project for us this time and I got a kit with manly browns, greens and some earthy prints. An easy block to put together. Her other kits were great and we will have some wonderful quilts once they have their borders and are quilted.
And finally my brown finish for this month. It all came from stash. The diamond pattern is from Mary's Quilts page. The strings are sewn on rectangles that start at 7" by 10". The big thing to remember is that half the strings must lean to the left and the other half must lean to the right. Then just sew.
Grandsons are visiting for the weekend so that accounts for the busy times. Piecefully, Joanne


  1. What a beautiful quilt. The diagonal blocks give it such a pretty look. What a great use of brown strings.

  2. This is a beautiful quilt, a manly quilt with all the brown fabrics. My guys would love it!
    I have seen Mary's 7"x 10" scrap strip block quilt pattern. I'm glad you mentioned that half would have to lean one way and the other half would have to lean the other. I would like to try this block with some of my scraps.

  3. Beautiful quilt. The bits of red (orange?) really make the top sparkle!

  4. Beautiful quilt. Mary has some great patterns.