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Colour My World Brown

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Okay, this was the toughest month yet for the Colour My World Challenge...at least for me. Brown is not a colour I like using in my quilts. And I don't wear it. Ever. I found that focussing on just using brown though made me look closer at the different fabrics that I was using. What a rainbow of undertones! Some had a green undertone, some yellow, others orange, and even purple. Fascinating!

Even though I had grand plans of trying another technique, I ended up doing the Twelve Trees block with hand dyes. I wanted to see what it would look like with the hand dyes vs. the solid shot cottons. I added a 1/2" border on one side and then an improv asymmetrical border.
I also wanted to play around with the free motion quilting to see if I could find something that would also work for my Seeing The Forest quilt. 
I did some leaves in the tree canopy, lines in the tree bark, and some grass along the ground. In the dark brown at the bottom, I did some tight landscape FMQ that we did f…

Works in Progress Wednesday - June 27, 2012

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School's out for all the munchkins now and so far everyone is happy with Camp Mommy. With some LMFAO playing (they learned the lyrics at school and they are singing it all the time anyway), we even got the basement cleaned up today. I didn't think it would actually work, but it did! There were many "Mommy, check out my new move" interruptions and the clean up took waaayyyy longer than it could have, but they had so much fun dancing around and being complete goofballs. Adorable! And I got a clean basement. Win-win!

Unfortunately, Camp Mommy is putting a serious crimp on my quilting time. To the point that I missed Modern Block Monday. Gasp! I think it's fair to say that I probably won't be blogging as much this summer, but we'll see how it goes. 
New Projects:  Colour My World Brown: I've settled on the design and it's not at all what I had thought about doing at the beginning of the month. I've got to get a move on though -- the linky party will…