After reading this post over at Mama Love Quilts, I was inspired to give the Brown Bag technique a try. I have an awful lot of 2 and half inch squares left from putting together the Granny Squares for Ruby's quilt (more on that below) so I'm making a couple of doll's quilts. I put all the 'pink' or 'pink accent' squares into a brown bag, shook it up and had Ruby help me draw them at random. I allowed myself some get-out-of-jail-free cards whereby:
- If we chose the same fabric one after the other, we could redraw;
- I could add the square at whichever end I felt like of the currently being pieced row; and
- I had a little pile of 'wildcards' that I could select from to sandwich between the current square and the newly selected square.
Ruby is loving helping me with it, she sits on my knee and gets the fabric pieces out of the bag (I tell her not to look but I'm sure she's taking some sneak peaks). It's a bit tricky sewing with her on my knee, but it's just a doll's quilt so I'm not overly worried about perfection.
As for the granny square quilt, I need 24 blocks for single size quilt and I've made 32! Ive decided on which ones need to find a new use and have put photos of all 32 grannies in my Flickr pool, for anyone who wants to take a look. This is my current favourite:
Linking up to:
- WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced