What do princess and race cars, Christmas and Easter, music and dogs have in common? They are all fabrics that came in a little brown bag.
One of my guilds has a brown bag challenge every year. I love it! One of the ladies came up with the idea, and she has been in charge every year since. She cuts a gazillion 5" squares (this year they are 5 1/2" for some reason) and gives each of us a brown bag full of squares. There are usually around 75-ish.
The fabrics are completely random. There's always a bunch of conversational prints with plenty of blenders and non-blending blenders. The rule is you have to use at least part of every square. There is also a rule limiting the extra fabric added to a total of one yard of two at most different fabrics. (Sometimes some of us fudge this rule a bit.)
Our guild show is Monday, and we always have at least a dozen brown bag quilts there. That's why I have been busy sewing mine up today. I made the mistake of taking an extra bag this year. I was the last one to get it, and there was an extra. My thinking was that I could make it bigger for a QOV.
I should have stopped at the make it bigger part.