Posts Tagged ‘Color Palette Challenge’

Color Palette Challenge – February

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

February’s color palette challenge has 10 colors in it. I looked at it and thought ’10 colors! How will I ever pull that off!?’ The answer is a little bit here, and a little bit there. I’m so happy with the way this block turned out! I’m using Joined at the Hip, Basket and Blooms Block of  Month from 2000.

My daughter says the blooms look like eggs. Eggs or not, I still love this block!


Block of the Month

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

I’m doing two Block of the Month projects this year. The first I am combining with Vicki Welch and Judy Laquidara color palette challenge. I’m using the color palette to create a 2000 Joined at the Hip  BOM. Here is the first block:

I’m also participating in Craftsy’s BOM and here are two blocks for this month:


2012 Challenges

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

2012 finds me joining Judy Laquidara of Patchwork Times and Vicki Welsh of Field Trips in Fiber for their Color Palette Challenge and also Judy’s  UFO Challenge. I hate to say it, but while cleaning my sewing room, I’ve come across more purchased and unmade projects than I’d like to admit! I also unearthed several works in progress. I have found more than 12, but put the ones I’d really like to get to this year on the UFO Challenge list.

1. Christmas Table Runner – applique on words, quilt

2. Argyle Quilt Top – blocks made, piece together

3. Pie Safe Quilt – finish applique and piecing top

4. 3 Creative Studios BOM – blocks made, piece together top

5. Garden Lattice Quilt – fabric bought, need to cut and piece top

6. Journal Covers – fabric bought, need to make covers

7. Chinese Coins Quilt- finish hand applique vines, piece constructed strips together

8. Modern Chinese Coins with applique – fabric bought, start top

9. Fire Escape Quilt – fabric bought, cut and start piecing

10. Fairy Quilt Top – fabric bought, cut and start piecing

11. Wallet Pattern – pick fabric and make!

12. Purse Pattern – fabric bought, make!

This month I’ll be working on #5 Garden Lattice quilt top. The center will be this large scale print. Border will be pieced lattice work. Here are the fabrics:















I’m also participating in SewCalGal’s Free Motion Quilting Challenge. I’m very excited about learning to FMQ this year.  Maybe by the end of the year I’ll be using my new skills on the quilt tops finished in the UFO Challenge!

For the Color Palette Challenge I’m using  a Joined at the Hip  BOM I bought in 2000 but never made. And I also signed up for Craftsy’s BOM. I’ll use the color palette for that as well, and then use those blocks to practice the FMQ.

I’m feeling all set for sewing and quilting in 2012!