Friday, February 14, 2014

It's all about pink...........

Yesterday was a sewing day with friends.  This is the project that I have taken along the last two times we met.  I have always wanted to do a pink and brown quilt and never could find the perfect combination.  One day I was working with a pink batik and I decided to shop my stash for more pinks similar to it.




Three of the pinks are batiks and the two browns are batiks.  The 2 lightest fabrics near the top of this photo are regular quilting cottons.  My favorite fabric is the large floral batik in the center.  I need to make four more blocks to complete this small quilt so I cut them last night from the scraps.
More pink goodness!  I started two dishcloths in pink.  Both are ready to start decreasing to create the square.  On the left are the pieces for the last four blocks of the quilt.

I have a few readers who love pink as much as I do so this post is dedicated to them!

19 comments:

Beth said...

I like pink too... and one of those batiks... I had in my hand the other day.... forget why though.

sewyouquilt2 said...

gorgeous as always. you sure do have an eye for color and all things beautiful. I also love knitting those dishcloths. I have 5 done so far for this year. love your pink ones. mine are blue variegated

Mary said...

What a fun post!

cottonreel said...

I absolutely love pink .
I war mostly pink or red
The chairs in my sitting room are pale pink from Ikea .

patty a. said...

Several years ago when I was working at the quilt shop in Charm for one of there sales they had a pink and brown quilt kit. Those sold like hot cake! That batik brown with the pink really is an anchor fabric for this quilt. Very pretty!

suemac said...

Pink pink pink. Love.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

love the pattern that you have for the pink and brown quilt - I like pink and have it scattered through out scrappy quilts

Needled Mom said...

....and the pink is perfect for Valentine's Day!!! Very sweet.

Susan said...

I agree...the perfect quilt for Valentine's Day! It reminds me of hearts and chocolate!

Marle said...

I love this pink-brown combination!

Sheila said...

Oh my. This is going to be a beautiful quilt!
Yummy pink dishcloth yarns started. I finished a pink strip dishcloth last night. Starting a pink variegated one today. February is a PINK month : )

JJM said...

SOooo ~ pretty your pink and brown. Love the pattern also. Dish cloths too... you must have a stash of cotton yarn about as large as your fabulous fabrics ?

JJM

Anonymous said...

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!!

I like those fabrics you chose. I never believed pink & brown could go so well until I started quilting and seeing it in shops & magazines.
Your pink dishcloth is pretty too!
Happy Quilting!

Kay in KS

Linda Swanekamp said...

Never used to like pink. I guess it was the Pepto bismal I used to have to take. But there are so many gorgeous pinks now that I want to make one too! The brown makes it so inviting, not saccharine.

normajean53 said...

Happy Valentines Day,

Norma

Brown Family said...

Pink and gray and pink and brown were all the rage when I was a kid.

wolfiestitchin said...

I love pink of all shades (almost) and love it along with brown (and turquoise) soooo I think this looks absolutely great!!! The close ups make it all very understandable, why certain fabrics work so well in the pic picture :)

Charlotta said...

Even those of us who don't LOVE pink will love what you're doing here! I'm very impressed, though, that you're actually knitting TWO pink dishcloths SIMULTANEOUSLY. I've got a lot of projects going at the same time, but that seems excessive somehow! Each to her own, of course, it's not a criticism, especially since I know you finish everything you start, I'm just amazed!

Cathi said...

Oh, all that pink is just too gorgeous! Pink is my favourite colour, so I was immediately drawn in to gaze at not only the gorgeous pink and brown quilt blocks but the dishcloths too. Fabulous!