Tuesday, March 22, 2011

March - brown

Judy selected "brown" for this month's Monochromatic Challenge.  Again, I've done a runner for my guild's boutique.  I had a lot of very short brown scraps, so I made little rail fence blocks this time, instead of the log cabin blocks I did for January and February

So far, these runners are all finishing up at 18" x 36".  They're quick and easy -- from start to finish in an afternoon of sewing plus an evening of TV time stitching the binding. I'm using whatever's in the scrap tub, plus batting leftovers and odd half-yard pieces for the backs, so I haven't needed to use anything "good" at all yet, but I'm ending up with saleable items. The random color assignments that the Monochromatic Challenge is giving me will hopefully result in "something for everyone."  Eh, I guess I'm not much of a brown person -- not feelin' the love for this one.

Nothing like a challenge to keep me on track.  Three months done: and so far, so good.  I like that I'm working on these a little at a time, instead of scrambling to get something done a week before the sale like I did last year :)

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11 comments:

Judy Laquidara said...

Looks great. You're doing a great job each month.

AnnieO said...

Looking very good--excellent that you are reaching your goals in short bursts and no rush, I agrre. I happen to like brown a lot--it goes with everything!

Alice said...

I am not a brown person either, but this is a pretty runner.

loulee said...

Oooh! I like this one.

Karen said...

Very pretty. What a great way to use up your stash. I like the idea of planning ahead.

Cheryl Willis said...

nice job of taking on the challenge and you get a sales item too- win win

QuiltSwissy said...

It seems there are a lot of people I know who really don't care for browns. I happen to love them!

glen: and your quilt looks great!

Alycia said...

Looks good. And good for you for staying on track!!

katie z. said...

I wasn't feeling the brown either, but your result is very nice.

oscynquilts said...

Your table runner looks great to me, nice job.

Marg said...

Looking really good, and a great way to use up your stash.