Day Four #12DaysofColor!


Day Four #12DaysofColor!

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Welcome to Day Four of 12 Days of Color! Finally, I am a little bit ahead (for now at least….I have the pictures all loaded for tomorrow’s post as well and I will be working on the blocks for Day six when I get done writing up this post!)

I hope to have a badge for you tomorrow to share you your blog if you would like to help me spread the love of color around the blogosphere. Today I just want to enjoy that little bit of being caught up feeling for a moment or two.  I am continuing on with the Kona New Solids and the Grunge, so those blocks will look similar to what they have been. Today in the True Colors line we switch to Joel Dewberry.  I love these True Colors “blenders” as they are more than blenders to be sure because there are definite prints going on there, but they are quieter in nature. Well, Heather’s were.  Some of Joel’s are just outright bold pattern (and you know I love that anyway!) But they are his classic and best selling patterns I think and they will go with a lot of other lines which I believe is the point of them from Westminster’s point of view.  And I just can’t get enough of that wood-grain print in this line anyway….love,  love,  love it!

Today’s block is from my dear friend Katy Jones over on the Grand Isle of Britain.  I have known Katy by email and in person at a couple Quilt Markets (though NEVER enough time there!!!) And Katy is just such a gem of a lady! Read more about her here in Pat Sloan’s interview and also here on Katy’s own blog. Katy is one busy lady and just recently got even busier!
Here is the PDF for her block.  I love this block because it can so easily be used do some damage on your stash problem…..(note I didn’t say MY stash problem….I don’t have too much fabric….just not enough storage space!)

Here is the Kona block done up in — in Bonsai, Cypress, and Celestial (I had fun popping in that little “hole” in to this heart with the Celestial blue):

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Here is the first Joel Dewberry True Colors  from Free Spirit Block:

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Here is the fourth Wee Wander From Michael Miller Block (very fun chopped up too!):

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Here is the Grunge From Moda block (I loved using typical “background” fabrics as the “focus” part of the block):

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And here are the Aurifil threads of the day (4649 and 2325):

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So go ahead and comment away on today’s post for the daily prize as well as a chance to win  some of the big grand prizes at the end of the series (which depending how the rest of this week goes with the Day Job and the Christmas and Birthday festivities here at the Blue Nickel may well take us past Christmas…..I have decided to not stress about getting the posts up daily [ I mean who am I ? Pat Sloan? :)  ]…if I just keep plowing away at them, you won’t mind I am sure….Packages in the mail After the Holidays are a nice way of coming off the Peaks of Festivities and avoid some of those “it’s all over” blues, right?)

Looking forward to hearing more of your thoughts on colors, fabrics, these blocks etc!

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  • audrey


    So much fun to see these prints done up in different blocks! I think I’m in love with say, the Kona and then the next post you blow me away with another set and all of a sudden I’m looking at the True colors in a whole new light! I’ll definitely be back for the next round.:)

    December 17, 2013 at 11:07 am
  • EEP!! The block done in Joel Dewberry True Colors! FANTASTIC! You are going to cause me to spend major money seeing all these beautiful fabrics and threads put together! I mentioned this on my blog as well at!

    December 17, 2013 at 11:22 am
  • Janice Mc Laren


    I love the last block with the red background and neutral colors in the heart.

    December 17, 2013 at 11:40 am
  • dianna eickhorn


    wood paneling fabric in aqua? brilliant! What a really cool effect.

    you’re doing a great job! and, I look forward to seeing all the blocks you’re putting together. Lots of work there.

    at the rate you’re going, you’re doing to be on santa’s nice list!

    December 17, 2013 at 11:44 am
  • You are doing a fantastic job! Each day that passes, I am feeling a tiny bit better about prints. True Colors are beautiful and are quite the match for my love of Grunge. The Kona block took my breath with the odd man out. It was my favorite today.

    December 17, 2013 at 11:51 am
  • Carolyn Montgomery


    so fun love all the fabrics choices.

    December 17, 2013 at 12:16 pm
  • Well that does it! I simply must get that grunge selection! I need it BAD! LOL.

    Thanks again for sharing!


    December 17, 2013 at 12:46 pm
  • Gill


    I love Katy too!
    along with Joel Dewberry’s ‘True Colors’!!

    December 17, 2013 at 2:20 pm
  • Pam


    I love the dark blue square that you put in the middle of the Kona block. It makes the block so dynamic. Thanks for sharing!

    December 17, 2013 at 5:55 pm
  • Now that True Colors line is perfect for the heart block! Subscribing is a great idea…then I know when you have time for a post!

    December 17, 2013 at 6:20 pm
  • Evie H


    For some reason I really like the Grunge block. Maybe the red background? I think it’s really cool! Thanks for showing these.

    December 17, 2013 at 6:37 pm
  • Cecilia


    Your Joel Dewberry block is amazing! I love the color combination. The Wee Wander block is too cute. I actually like all 4 blocks today. I’m enjoying seeing the different combinations you are using, some are definitely out of the box for me.

    December 17, 2013 at 7:09 pm
  • Patty


    I really like the Grunge block. I’ve got to make something with that fabric. Not too sure if i like the wood grain fabric, a little too busy for me. Maybe if it was in larger not chopped up pieces it would be ok. And I love the line, I don’t have too much stash, just not enough storage! I’m going to remember that one, I know it will come in handy.

    December 17, 2013 at 7:11 pm
  • totally could be an addictive block. Why stop at just one of these when they’d make a wonderful quilt.

    December 17, 2013 at 7:12 pm
  • ha after looking at your posts today, I’m still liking the solid blocks. Love the Kona heart block and the Grunge heart. So funny cause I usually like prints. So you’re doing a good job!! :)

    December 17, 2013 at 7:20 pm
  • The grunge block is my favourite this time, nice and warm

    December 17, 2013 at 7:35 pm
  • Carol Broughton


    Love all these blocks!!

    December 17, 2013 at 7:57 pm
  • Kathy h


    I really like the grunge block. Love the texture of it.

    December 17, 2013 at 8:32 pm
  • Janice


    I’m interested in the variegated thread and your experience working with it. It looks as smooth as butter! The grunge block is my favorite!

    December 17, 2013 at 9:01 pm
  • Love the heart block and the fabric choices are most awesome! The hole makes me smile too Scott. Thanks for coloring our way!

    December 17, 2013 at 9:18 pm
  • Allyson LePenske


    I’m really digging the Grunge block. Think I may be looking to add to my stash.

    December 17, 2013 at 9:19 pm
  • Melissa


    I almost bought some of that woodgrain fabric tonight!

    December 17, 2013 at 10:22 pm
  • Margaret


    I love the colors in the Kona block, but I think the Grunge block is my favorite of this batch.

    December 17, 2013 at 10:29 pm
  • Hi, the Kona is my favorite with the hole in it! But I really love that grunge look even with the colors reversed! Your doing great!

    December 17, 2013 at 11:05 pm
  • the kona block sure hits the spot! love kona solids! and aurifil! that 2325 gold is great … perfect for one of my projects!

    December 17, 2013 at 11:58 pm
  • Crystal Flemmer


    The wood grain print? Swoon worthy! Must have it!

    December 18, 2013 at 12:07 am
  • Linda Fleming


    I love the Joel Dewberry block – the turquoise wood grain fabric sets off the inside colors beautifully!

    December 18, 2013 at 12:32 am
  • Rose Smith


    Again loving seeing the same block made up in the different fabrics/colour ways.
    The Joel Dewberry True Colours really stood out for me – that wood grain print is awesome!

    December 18, 2013 at 12:40 am
  • Lori M


    I have LOVED seeing these blocks done in so many colorways! My favorites today would have to be the Joel Dewberry and the Grunge. Love the red background!

    December 18, 2013 at 4:15 am
  • Again,you got it.All these blocks are just beautiful and my best favorite is the Grunge From Moda block .Have a fun day!

    December 18, 2013 at 5:40 am
  • Got me looking forward to Valentine’s already!
    Sweet blocks’

    December 18, 2013 at 8:11 am
  • Pattie C


    The grunge really looks good in this block. It has a little something extra compared to the Kona.

    December 18, 2013 at 8:18 am
  • kimberlee


    That kona block is amazing. I am getting those colors! And the grunge rocks as always. Keep rockin’ that grunge, Scott!
    I got a laugh at your comparison to Pat Sloan. And yes, post holiday blues is perfect!

    December 18, 2013 at 9:36 am
  • I think the Joel Newberry print should become What did Julie from Intreprid Threads say to me??? hhmmm a regular fabric.. thats not her quote its my interpretation. I bought a piece and the projects are endless with it.

    December 18, 2013 at 10:09 am
  • Sue Bone


    Love the Joel Dewberry woodgrain print

    December 18, 2013 at 10:52 am
  • Maryellen


    Cute! Love the hole in the heart, and adore the colors in We Wander’s today. Thanks.

    December 18, 2013 at 12:07 pm
  • diane


    The True Colors one is my favorite today!

    December 18, 2013 at 1:39 pm
  • Joyce Carter


    Wow! I am really loving this block as well as all the fabrics used.

    December 18, 2013 at 3:57 pm
  • Bethany


    I love this block! It is fabulous!

    December 18, 2013 at 5:57 pm
  • Kristel Pett.


    Love the fresh color scheme!

    December 18, 2013 at 6:23 pm
  • Joy


    I totally love the Joel Dewberry block! What an amazing job you did on it…the teal sets the other prints off so beautifully.

    December 18, 2013 at 7:08 pm
  • Vicki H


    Wee Wander is my favorite in this grouping.

    December 18, 2013 at 8:50 pm
  • Sandy K


    I like the Grunge block today.

    December 18, 2013 at 8:52 pm
  • usairdoll


    WoW! Again love all these blocks! The Kona block, with the blue block in the center reminds me of a “hole”, like a hole in the heart. Maybe I’m missing someone, hehe. Love the Grunge block again today. Thanks for another great day!

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

    December 18, 2013 at 9:07 pm
  • Judy


    Love the heart block in all the different fabrics and am really loving it in the grunge fabric.

    December 19, 2013 at 2:30 am
  • Wenda


    Love this block-love anything with hearts!

    December 19, 2013 at 4:44 am
  • Emily C


    So many pretty blocks =)
    I think I own the definition of no sewing storage space =)
    My sewing machine is on a little table in a corner of the living room and my stash is taking up 2 shelves on the bookcase next to it. (if I try to add furniture my MIL throws a fit)

    December 19, 2013 at 9:28 am
  • I love this block, and think I’m a Wee Wander person.

    December 19, 2013 at 11:06 am
  • Loving the variegated blue thread!

    December 19, 2013 at 11:33 am
  • Domaris Foss


    Really like the use of blocks to make hearts. I have a vision of using them to make a quilt for a granddaughter.

    December 19, 2013 at 8:37 pm
  • Shawn J


    I love the grunge in red, thanks for the giveaway.

    December 20, 2013 at 6:00 pm
  • Stephanie Carter


    darn, now I must purchase some True Colors! thanks for the opportunity for a give away!

    December 21, 2013 at 5:39 am
  • Love the red background for the grunge, but the Kona one with single blue block is my favorite.

    December 21, 2013 at 9:17 am
  • Alexis


    Wow on the Joel Dewberry! I’m just catching up since I found you midway thru the series here. I love the idea and the execution to boot.

    December 23, 2013 at 6:14 pm
  • love your kona block and the variegated thread! I love variegated thread. It makes quilting fun!

    December 23, 2013 at 8:10 pm
  • Sue


    The True Colors look so good!!

    December 25, 2013 at 11:23 am
  • Jessica P.


    All of the blocks are beautiful. The heart block is super cute! It maybe something I start working on here shortly. Valentines day is coming up. Geeze. We just finished Christmas and I am already talking about Valentines day. Oh well.

    December 26, 2013 at 7:11 am
  • nikki


    Wow i am in love with the grunge fabric and the teal wood look is amazing! !! So excited to see them all!!!

    December 28, 2013 at 4:41 pm
  • Lizzie


    Lovin the Kona with the arrow-hole heart! And the one you did in Joel Dewberry’s True Colors……

    December 29, 2013 at 3:34 am
  • All of these look great. I don’t know that I would be able to finish 4 blocks in n different colors as quickly as you do.

    December 29, 2013 at 8:45 am
  • Becky Greene


    Glad you decided to slow down the pace. I was away for the holidays and am just catching up. Keeping things fun and low-pressure is always preferred in my world!

    December 29, 2013 at 9:45 am
  • Amy C


    Love love love the Joel dewberry teal as the background. The wood grain effect is awesome !

    December 29, 2013 at 4:43 pm
  • Yes I love the blue hole in the solid color heart but the Wee Wander heart steals my heart for the day! So pretty!!!

    December 29, 2013 at 10:05 pm
  • Donna Joy


    Grunge is looking pretty nice. That wood panel look is kinda manly. Maybe my son would like a quilt with those true colors.

    December 30, 2013 at 5:39 am



    December 30, 2013 at 10:40 am
  • Janice


    Hey, I think I will start a valentine quilt. These blocks are just to cute.

    December 30, 2013 at 12:38 pm
  • Still very much loving the Wee Wander. I think it’s the color combo AND the cute little horses (or pieces of horses 😉 ) that get me!

    December 30, 2013 at 2:52 pm
  • Sarah


    I prefer the solid color Aurifil threads to the variegated ones.

    December 30, 2013 at 3:58 pm
  • Judy Forkner


    1st time I’ve seen the Wee Wander–great!

    December 31, 2013 at 1:38 am
  • Kay


    Great block. I’m a Ginger Monkey is one of my favourite blogs that I check every day.

    December 31, 2013 at 6:06 am
  • Kathy MacKied


    The Grunge Block is still pretty cool looking!

    December 31, 2013 at 11:42 am
  • nadia wilson


    I love how all four different fabric lines work so well in this block version! Great colour placement! Once again though, the grunge block really stands out fro me.

    December 31, 2013 at 11:50 am
  • Cathy Cameron


    Block done in Joel Dewberry is my favorite but I “heart” all if them!

    December 31, 2013 at 12:01 pm
  • Elizabeth S


    I like the Kona block today. Lovely colors!

    December 31, 2013 at 12:12 pm
  • Deborah Hillman


    Love the grunge block… is my favorite color…..would like to see a whole quilt made with just these few colors!

    January 1, 2014 at 12:41 am
  • Mary


    Crazy in love with the Wee Wander line, and it wins out for me again.

    January 1, 2014 at 2:02 am
  • Carolyn Montgomery


    the grunge by moda is my fav today

    January 1, 2014 at 2:37 pm

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