Saturday, 27 February 2016

Brown Saturday and Some Improv Circles

The colour chosen by Angela at Soscrappy for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge (see button on the right) this month was brown. I made two more bear's paw blocks,

brown bear's paws framed by black and white squares
February has not been my most productive quilting month; I was away from home for a few days, and then my machine was away for maintenance for a whole week.

Nevertheless I managed a needle-turned circle every day for the Quilty 365 project (see button on the right),

February circles up to 26th, in chronological order
including some brown ones:

My inspiration comes from my scrap bucket, I just root around until I find a suitable piece. The bigger pieces have gone, so now I'm piecing the circles and am quite amazed at the resulting combinations! This project is becoming more improvised as it progresses, and I don't always take account of the grain of the fabric. 

I'm following the advice of Kaya and Ann at the Ad Hoc Improv Quilters (see button on the right), although I could be more ad hoc; my squares are all exactly 4.5 inches square! I'm going improv one step at a time, and these circles are, for now the perfect project.

randomly pieced circles
 I'm still using solids for the background squares and am pleased with the result. 

There were two family birthdays this month, celebrated by a larger circle:
confetti and snow
The first was Carnival weekend, hence the confetti , and the second birthday boy was skiing in the Alps, so I used the nearest I had to a snow scene. I must admit to cutting into a new FQ for the snow!

Update 1 March

Here are the last three February circles:

I  am linking up to 
 RSC16  AHIQ  Quilty Folk  
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Happy sewing