The Keto diet would be hard for me…I love carbs, and hash browns are my favorite! What a treat to make brown quilt blocks inspired by potatoes for the May edition of the 2021 Monthly Color Challenge, hosted by Patterns by Jen.
Potato Brown Quilt Blocks
Brown is an unusual color to work with. It has such depth, but we tend to overlook it as one of the plain, uninspiring background colors. For my 12 inch block, I use the darker brown as the pattern, and paired it with a creamy tan background shade.
In the 6 inch versions, I chose a golden brown as the complement to a darker shade and made a pair of blocks with fabric placement reversed.
So many shades of brown to play with! Do you like the tan or golden brown as a complement to the dark brown fabric?
All these brown fabrics remind me of a survey I saw on Facebook…
Very hard to choose a favorite since I love them all. I will generally choose tots over fries if given the choice, and scalloped or au gratin potatoes are at the bottom of the list. Which would you choose?
For this month’s recipe suggestion, I will share basic instructions for twice-baked potatoes. When I was a child, this was a side dish that I considered very fancy. Now I make it almost every time we have baked potatoes, since my daughter will actually eat them this way!
How I make Twice Baked Potatoes:
Step 1 – Fully bake the potatoes
Step 2 – Slice the cooked potato in half and scoop out the meat. Place the shell in a baking dish.
Step 3 – Mash the meat of all potatoes with some milk and about a cup of sour cream.
Step 4 – Fill each shell with a generous amount of mashed potato and cover with shredded cheddar cheese.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
Inspired to Make Brown Quilt Blocks
Visit all the bloggers for the 2021 Monthly Color Challenge:
Jen – Patterns by Jen
Bea – BeaQuilter
Sheila – So this is Kentucky
Joanne – Everyone Deserves A Quilt
Kathy – Kathy’s Quilts and More
Raylee – Sunflower Stitcheries
Crystal – Daybrook Designs
Sarah – Quilted Diary
Ashli – Quilt 2 End ALZ
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