mandy munroe

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Rags to Riches

I had a lot of fun making this quilt. The colour scheme is quite unusual, mink, antique cream and violet with browns, orange and coral.

There wasn’t a lot in the fabric shops that fitted the bill so I had to raid my stash. Surprisingly I had some interesting browns hidden away, not usually a favourite. At least one is a Nancy Crow (with orange squares) and another is from Red Rooster (with pink roses). No problem with the coral, violet or creams that were also waiting patiently for just the right project 🙂

(The coral floral, bottom left was a scrap on the swap table at a NYCMetroMod Meeting. Thank you who ever donated that!)

I did track down some Mink coloured fabric at The Cotton Patch, designed in London by Inprint, which I love!

The result is a rich stash buster, lap size quilt which is featured in February issue of Popular Patchwork magazine, out now.

(Photo courtesy of Popular Patchwork magazine)

Anyone who has been on one of my Abstract Free Form Cutting workshops will recognise the technique and have no problem creating their own version of this quilt. I’d love to see your colour schemes, especially if they are as crazy as this!!!

UPDATE – new workshops added – see post


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