Monday, October 5, 2020

50 Shades of Brown Finale

Here is my finished top! I used 4 different directional fabrics for the border! 
Fun and humble!
My border is cut 2 1/2" wide. Depending on how you want to add your border, you'll need to figure out the length for your quilt.

I lightened this up so you could see the quilting. 
The top border has unmarked diagonal lines. The left border has the same unmarked lines going in a different direction then the top. 
The right border I quilted straight lines across  the little "arrows" randomly spaced apart. 
The bottom has quilting lines going across from left to right.
The center I quilted in X's and in the ditch between the squares. 
I didn't mark anything! Only eyeballed it.

I bound it in tan muslin. 


Here is the adorable original antique!
How can you NOT love that stitching on the top??!!

I hope you had fun making 50 Shades of Brown!

I'll have a linky party next week so we can see them all together!

Much love



  1. What a lovely rendering of that antique quilt you've pretty...
    hugs, Julierose

  2. Super cute! Looking forward to the linky!

  3. Your quilt & the antique are both so sweet!

  4. I am anxious to choose my border fabrics now, Lori. I have several directional prints. This little humble original is charming. And I love the muslin binding.

  5. I didn't see any mention of this - but the original antique quilt is on Stella Rubin's website - apparently recently sold to someone.

  6. Found your blog via Little Penguin Quilts. I loved this mini, such a sweet antique quilt. I have a similar doll quilt given to me by my grandmother in 1956. It is in amazing condition given the age. I recently gave it to my daughter for our 4-year old granddaughter for her dolls.

  7. You did a great job with your rendering of the antique. Love it.

  8. Cute little quilt - the original is so charming!

  9. I've completed my version of your QAL. What a fun little project. I'll keep my eyes open for a link party. :-)


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