Brown Bag Quilt

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I finished this year’s Brown Bag Quilt a week or two ago.
 
You can read about past year’s quilts here:
 
Last year I loved the quilt I made. I wanted to love this one too. I was inspired by my friend’s churn dash quilt and wanted to make one like it.
 
This is what I ended up with:
 
 
I am sad because I don’t love it.
 
I think it would be better if it had more blocks, but I was tired of it by this time. I didn’t want to spend more time with it.
 
I also wonder if the fabrics weren’t crazy enough. I think I’m too close to these fabrics. The fabric in my friend’s churn dash were older than I am, so it is a crazy that I like rather than a crazy that I don’t like.
 
And I should have taken out the shamrock square – or cut it up. It is like my three year old child. It demands my undivided attention.
 
It was still a learning experience. I like the brown bag challenge for that reason. I experiment. Sometimes I like it. Sometimes I don’t.

5 Comments

  1. Jean C.
    July 18, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    You know, they say that if we trade scrapes with our friends… we will like our quilts a whole lot more! Seems we loose interest in our own “old” fabrics. Try trading with a friend… maybe a brown bag trade? Mixing with what you have will help!
    djcogdill@q.com

  2. Laurie
    July 18, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    “It is like my 3 year old child. It demands my undivided attention.” I love this comment as I have a 2 year old and I have one of those blocks in my recent quilt too. 🙂 But the great thing is no one else ever notices how annoying they are! The quilt blocks that is…

  3. Nita
    July 19, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    How disappointing for you! It’s funny, though…when I look at that picture I see a little child cuddled up with a picture book and a sippy cup of (cooled) hot chocolate. Maybe you can donate it to a foster care organization. Or buy a little picture book and wrap the two up together and donate to a local Christmas charity. I did that last year with a little quilt I made. I wrote “for a 2-3 year old” on the tag and put it in the collection box. I hope the book and the quilt were well loved by some very small person.

  4. Bonnie Pfrimmer
    July 19, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    I like it, maybe if you put sashing inbetween squares it wouldn’t all blend together. Each square is nice by themselves. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Anonymous
    Anonymous
    July 30, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    I agree with Bonnie. I think the squares are terrific, but maybe with sashing or some open blocks, it might work better for you.