06 September 2013

scrappy with some shirts


Summer is slowly coming to an end. I have put away the pastel vintage sheets I've been working on this summer and recovered some hourglass blocks I made earlier. The masculine and subdued colors are calming. I have used a lot of Jo Mortons lovely reproductions, and mixed them in with some thrifted mens shirts. It might not show in the pictures, but most broken dishes blocks have a variety of fabrics to give them a scrappy and more random look.

The colors makes me think of dark chocolate! There might be some snacking on chocolate and coffee drinking this weekend, as I would like to put this top together...

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13 comments:

Nifty Quilts said...

It is lovely! So warm and inviting for a good afternoon on the couch with a book--and dark chocolate. I especially love the plaid setting triangles around the edges.

Brenda said...

It's really yummy. I like how the pinwheels spin when set on point.

Tonya Ricucci said...

really lovely and warm

Marie said...

Anything that reminds me of chocolate goes into the 'good' category. This is going to be lovely.

Byrd said...

Chocolate and coffee - a perfect pair! Take care, Byrd

Teje Karjalainen said...

Absolutely dark chocolate! Looks wonderful and very welcome change for the autumn! x Teje

Mary said...

Very nice! I like the bit of blue that you have added.

onepieceofstring said...

So beautiful and classic. Shirts are great and brown is always a favourite. Love it! Have fun with your chocolate!

onepieceofstring said...

So beautiful and classic. Shirts are great and brown is always a favourite. Love it! Have fun with your chocolate!

Sharon said...

Dark chocolate indeed! This looks as yummy as dark chocolate tastes! So warm and cozy looking. And I love your Broken Dishes blocks, so scrappy and fun. Wonderful! I too especially love those plaid setting triangles!

MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Marit. Discovered your blog through Nifty when she talked about your visit--how very fun! Browns are so interesting to work with as they can be very warm or cool down. Lovely quilt here.
best from Tunisia,
nadia

audrey said...

Love the use of plaids! This is a wonderfully cozy looking quilt. So great that you included some thrifted shirts too.:)

Carla said...

I loved seeing you hanging out with LeAnn and buying shirts....and then this! More fun!!