Saturday, 17 October 2015

Lots of Brown

October is the Brown month in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge run by Angela at SoScrappy.

I was away for the weekend last week, so I did not get a chance to link up.  This post is my progress for the last 2 weeks.

First up, I made 12 little Twinkler stars.

 
Each month I am astonished at the variety of shades there are for the colour of the month.  Brown is brown you might say.  Not so.  There is everything from deep, almost black brown, through the rusty red shades, the chocolates, and the orange/yellow tans.  The colours reminded me of the Australian outback during the dry season as I was sewing these up.
 
Mt Augustus.  Source
 
Then I scratched around looking for the pieces I was sure I had cut ready to make up into the Crossroads Block.  Nowhere in sight!  So I cut some more and made this.

 
After taking the photo, I was about to put it away when I found I had already made the Crossroads block in brown.  That's why I couldn't find the fabric I had cut.


I posted about it here.   I'm a duffer as Shez said the other day.  LOL  I hadn't heard that word used in forever, so if you are reading this Shez, I'm warning you that I'm pinching it.  :)

Then this afternoon, I made up 6 little Bow Tie blocks.

 
It was tax return avoidance technique at its best.  I was doing my tax this morning, and by 3pm I'd had a gut full.
 
Now for the fun part.  A little while ago, I told myself that the next time I had 20 or more comments, I would do a little surprise give away.  I have been waiting for the day for a while.  Well the RSC link up always produces the most comments on my blog, and the last time I posted, there were 23 comments.  You are all such a supportive crowd, I am really pleased that it was from the RSC link up which triggered the give away.
 
I used Mr Random to choose a number for me, which turned out to be 6.  Julie, who blogs here, was the lucky winner.  I am planning to make something up for her and have emailed her to let her know.  Congrats to Julie. 

Linking up with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  Please click on that link and head over to see what others have done.  Oh.  And do leave a comment.  Its a thrill to know that people have taken the time to visit and comment.

Til next time.....Keep on stitching

20 comments:

  1. Those twinkler stars are lovely, as usual. You must have nearly enough for a whole quilt by now. I'm always doing that too: loosing things I've been working on, and then repeating. I put it down to working in a corner of the guest bedroom with hardly room to turn around.

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  2. Love your twinkler stars and all those beautiful shades of brown. You aren't alone in the losing bits lol!

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  3. ScrapHappy Saturdays are such a nice excuse to hop around and visit everyone's blog. Such pretty blocks this week. Hope those taxes get done though, especially if you are getting a refund.

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  4. Pretty blocks and you are so right about the many shades of brown...love your outback scenery photo! : )

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  5. I love brown and all of it's shades. You have many. Do you have enough Twinklers for a quilt yet?

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  6. I was SO thrilled to find your e-mail in my Inbox - THANK YOU!!! Your twinklers are SO much fun - and I love that you shared a photo of Mother Nature's handiwork as part of the post.

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  7. Lots of beautiful browns in your blocks. I love the picture of the outback. The sky is so blue!

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  8. I missed last week too. What a nice idea, to have a giveaway on a heavily visited post. Might have to do that myself someday. ;- ) Your tiny stars are always delightful to see.

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  9. Shame on that naughty block for hiding until you had already done the other one. I hope you have room for two, or make a potholder like Jennifer did with hers. I have seen the Outback on tv nature shows, a amazing place.

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  10. All of your scrappy blocks look great - I can't pick a favorite! It's fun to see everyone's fabrics, and you're right, even with brown there is a huge variety of shades.

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  11. Twinklers, Crossroads, Bow Ties - all so yummy in chocolate!

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  12. What lovely BROWN blocks you have made! (And what a good idea for a giveaway, too. I'm sure that Julie will be thrilled!)

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  13. Lovely brown twinklers. I am about to put the borders on my RSC twinklers from this year. I made 48 block and sashed them with white and cornerstones. Your crossroads blocks are pulling me in.

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  14. Lots of great blocks. How do you plan to use your little bow ties? I'm already trying to think about what I'll make next year for RXC.

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  15. (I thought I was the only one who made blocks without realizing it... 8} )
    I'm crazy about your little twinklers. I'm pretty sure I'm going to be making them for next year's RSC.

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  16. Hi Dasha, that's the truth about browns... so many tones and shades that it is a lovely color too work with now. Your blocks are all good uses of the color. LeeAnna

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  17. looking great! you're right- so many browns, and who knew? thanks for stopping by, too!

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  18. Congratulations to Julie. Your brown blocks are looking great. xx

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  19. Lovely blocks Dasha and congratulations to Julie! Christine x

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  20. Love your twinkle blocks, crossroads and bow ties. You have a wonderful collection of brown prints!

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