Posts Tagged ‘Color Palette Challenge’

December Color Palette Challenge and Looking Ahead to 2013!

Sunday, December 30th, 2012

Here we are at the last Color Palette Challenge of the year sponsored by Vicki and Judy. I’ve enjoyed the year using Vicki’s color palettes and also Joined at the Hip’s 2000 Basket and Blooms Block of the Month. Vicki chose to have us use a monochromatic palette for December. Each participate deciding on which color to use. I waffled around for a bit on what color to use, but since the last basket pattern included holly, I settled on greens.

Thanks for the fun year Vicki and Judy! I think I’ll join you in the Mystery Quilt for 2013 and perhaps the Get it Done Challenge. If you would like to see what other ideas Judy has up her sleeves, check out her Group Projects page!

I’m also considering the Dancing Stars Quilt Along hosted by Amy’s Creative Side. I think it will be a good one to use fabric from my stash. And a friend just told me about Merry Mayhem’s Mystery Quilt Case # 135. But I don’t want to over commit or anything. :-)  After all there are the several classes I signed up for through Craftsy. Are you familiar with the on-line courses offered through Craftsy? If not, take a look, I highly recommend them!

November Color Palette Challenge

Saturday, December 1st, 2012

Aren’t these colors just great from Vicki Welsh’s November Color Palette? I have participated in this color palette challenge offered by Judy Laquidara and Vicki during this year. And I have truly enjoyed each palette and the challenge of using the palette presented each month.

Here is my basket and bloom block of the month using the November palette.

December’s palette challenge is to pick a color and make something monochromatic. That will be interesting!

October Color Palette Challenge & BOM

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Vicki put together a lovely palette for the October Color Palette Challenge sponsored by Judy Laquidara of Patchwork Times. I think it is my favorite to date.

Here is my block using the 2000 Basket & Blooms Block of the Month Patterns by Joined at the Hip.

It just makes me happy!

And here are my blocks for the Craftsy Block of the Month program with Amy Gibson. Paper piecing was the theme for October’s lessons. Here is Friendship Circle:

And here is Circle of Geese:

Two more blocks that just make me happy! I really like how the Circle of Geese turned out in a color wheel kind of way!

September Color Palette Challenge

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

and Craftsy Block of the Month.

Here is September’s Color Palette Challenge :

My block:

Joined at the Hip 2000 BOM pattern.

And one of two blocks for the Craftsy Free Block of the Month program:

I have the parts for the second block cut out, need to get them sewn together. September we used Marti Mitchell’s Drunkard’s Path Templates. She has a unique way to cut out the pieces, that I really like!

Craftsy Block of the Month

Monday, August 27th, 2012


Craftsy BOM with instructor Amy Gibson. The blocks are star blocks this month.


I’m using Vicki Welsh’s monthly Color Palette Challenge when selecting the fabrics. Here is the palette for August:

And June – yes, I am behind.


August Color Palette Challenge

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

New month, new color palette challenge!

August’s color palette:

My block for the challenge:

I’m using Joined at the Hip Baskets and Blooms Block of the Month from 2000 interpreted in Vicki’s color palette. I must say that this is my least favorite of the basket designs so far. What are those funky crown-like things coming off the center flower? I did try rearranging the elements, but decided to just go with the original design. But I am enjoying Vicki’s challenge! And incase you are just stopping by and have not heard, I’m using Misty Fuse for the fusible machine applique- love that stuff! And here is a helpful hint, you can use Parchment Paper if for some reason you have misplaced your Goddess Sheet or other teflon sheet when using Misty Fuse!

A Happy Mail Day

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

First up a big Thank You to Vicki Welsh and Judy Laquidara for hosting the monthly Color Palette Challenge! I won the random drawing for participating for the month of July! That meant I got to go to Vicki’s Etsy Shop and pick out one of her gorgeous packs of hand dyed fabric! Here is what came in the mail. Sooooo pretty!

Here is July’s Color Palette

And my basket block using the colors



More Applique

Friday, August 17th, 2012

First up – I’m working on catching up with my Block of the Month using Vicki’s monthly Color Palette Challenge. Here is my block for June. I did say ‘catching up’ remember! Yep, I’m behind!

The pattern is from Joined at the Hip 2000 Block of the Month Baskets & Blooms series. I’m using Misty Fuse and fabrics from my stash.

Next up is a 34 1/2″ square applique quilt. Could be a wall hanging or a baby quilt. It is a demo model for Fabrics and Friends Quilt Shoppe in Roanoke, IN. Tomorrow I will be doing a demo on fusible machine applique. The quilt shop will have  kits available with fused  Accuquilt die cuts in owls, kittens, flowers, and puppies. Steam-a-Seam was the fusible used for the kits. We will have several sewing machines set up for anyone who would like to try machine applique. Should be a fun time! OH, and did I mention donuts!


July Color Palette Challenge

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012
Here is Vicki Welsh’s Color Palette for July.
And here is my interpretation.
I am using Joined at the Hip 2000 Baskets & Blooms BOM and the given color palette of each month. I am behind in construction – I have the fabrics pulled for April – June, but need to get caught up in the piecing and applique. Go here if you would like to see how the other quilters are interpreting the color palette. Go here if you would like to join in on August’s color palette.

March Color Palette Challenge and Craftsy BOM

Monday, March 26th, 2012

Again, using Vicki’s color palette and Joined at the Hip, 2000 Basket and Blooms Block of  Month – here is my block for March -

I have NO grays in my stash! None! So I used tans instead. I’m pleased with the results.

And here are the blocks from the Craftsy BOM using the same fabrics as in the basket block. What a difference a pattern and color placement make!