Day Five #12DaysofColor!


Day Five #12DaysofColor!

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Day Five! We are almost halfway through people!!

Okay so today’s block is by Jackie Kunkel.  You can read her interview with Pat Sloan here. And the directions to her block are here. This block? easy peasy!! nice to have one like this when doing all of these at once. And I thought it was fun how really different these blocks looked just by varying the color placement.
The new line from Michael Miller is Jug or Not. In the block below, it is deliciously busy, and it may be too busy for a lot of you in the future blocks just because the scale is so large. I picked this line because I thought it was a good contrast to the Wee Wander line, and for certain people, it would strike a chord.  It is VERY retro, and very much reminds me of stuff I remember seeing when I was little.  I think even if you don’t like this line in quilts, it is very fun for larger home decor items. You will have to decide on that. I am thinking it will make some fun placemats for after Christmas. Funky and Fun.

So on to the blocks themselves.

Here is the Kona block done up in — in Valentine,  Bonsai, and Shale:

D12days Kona5

Here is the second Joel Dewberry True Colors from Free Spirit Block (Again, Love, love, love this bark blender…even blendier in the grey):

D12days JD2

Here is the first Jug or Not From Michael Miller Block:

D12days JoN1

Here is the Grunge From Moda block (yes, this is the same pattern. I just used background fabrics in different places than Jackie originally did):

D12days G5

And here are the Aurifil threads of the day (4668 and 2335):

D12days thread 5

So same story as before leave a comment here for the daily prize and you will also be eligible for the grand prizes at the end of the series.  And to get more chances for the grand prizes and the other daily prizes, leave comments on the past 12 Days of Color posts as well as the future ones.  Your comment can be about the fabrics, the blocks, the threads, what you are doing for Christmas or any other upcoming holiday (like my 5oth birthday…it is a national holiday in February,truly, it is…….can you guess which one?? hint- NOT Valentines Day) Comment away!

I am off to try to sneak some more sewing in before I have to skedaddle off to the Day Job!



  • Maryellen


    Great playing with color. I like the block in Grunge, but also like the design in solids, and that grey bark/tree print is great.

    December 18, 2013 at 12:10 pm
  • nikki


    I love the way you mix and match the fabric! I have the hardest time and you make it look so easy!

    December 18, 2013 at 12:22 pm
  • audrey


    Ooh, the Grunge one looks so great in this pattern/colors! Wonderful work showing the different ways to play!

    December 18, 2013 at 1:08 pm
  • diane


    Grunge is my favorite one today. Think I will have to add some of that to my stash!!

    December 18, 2013 at 1:41 pm
  • Cecilia


    I love the blocks done with the solids. I had to look back at the other blocks to see that the Grunge block really was the same (not that I didn’t believe you). I’m afraid the Jug or not is too busy for me.

    December 18, 2013 at 1:42 pm
  • Linda Fleming


    It’s always interesting to see how different fabric placement affects the look of the block!
    Love all the blocks.

    December 18, 2013 at 2:00 pm
  • Joyce Carter


    Grunge is my favorite one today. Love the colors.

    December 18, 2013 at 4:00 pm
  • dianna eickhorn


    Love Michael miller fabric. Doesn’t matter what he makes it is always interesting. My favorite this time. Really enjoying your journey.

    December 18, 2013 at 4:21 pm
  • Bethany


    I love the solids block, great color combo!

    December 18, 2013 at 5:55 pm
  • Janice Mc Laren


    Wow, that Jug or not block is wild. I like the fabrics just not all together.

    December 18, 2013 at 6:04 pm
  • Kristel petty


    I adore the non traditional colors!

    December 18, 2013 at 6:21 pm
  • That Jug Or Not is too wild for the block but I can see using some of those prints in other ways.

    December 18, 2013 at 6:25 pm
  • Grunge is once again my favourite, lovely work.

    December 18, 2013 at 6:34 pm
  • Debby Warthen


    Love Aurifil! Collecting the 50 wt variegateds. Love using them to piece.

    December 18, 2013 at 6:36 pm



    December 18, 2013 at 6:50 pm
  • melissa


    The Jug or Not block is my favorite in this bunch! Thanks for bringing that fabric to my attention. :)

    December 18, 2013 at 7:14 pm
  • With these block I like one of the prints, the Dewberry block and the Kona Solid block. Both of them are striking. Nice fabrics.

    December 18, 2013 at 7:44 pm
  • Vicki H


    I like the Grunge block best.

    December 18, 2013 at 8:30 pm
  • Sandy K


    I also like the Grunge block, I would also like to have those threads of the day.

    December 18, 2013 at 8:32 pm
  • oh please, show me more of the Grunge line. It’s family time over the holidays. Right now I am waiting for the ornaments in the store to go on clearance so I can purchase some of the really big balls to hang outside on my tree. I’m thinking the ones that are about 6 – 8 inch balls. sort of like doing ‘modern’ blocks. then it’s off to cut down a Charlie Brown inspired tree to decorate.

    December 18, 2013 at 8:33 pm
  • I am putting the Grunge fabric on my Christmas list. I loved this block, but that space in my head is competing with Joel Dewberry’s Free Spirit. This is my 1st time following a blog every day and I am already excited about tomorrow’s block. Thank you so much. Now back to my machine embroidery. Stitching out a ‘sewing machine’ for a friend and Christmas party tomorrow. 1 more hour to go.

    December 18, 2013 at 9:02 pm
  • usairdoll


    The Grunge block really does look different. Wouldn’t think that and the Michael Miller blocks are the same but I know they are. Really enjoying looking at all the color play, great job Scott!

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

    December 18, 2013 at 9:11 pm
  • Allyson LePenske


    Grunge is my fav again. :) Coming in a very close second is the Free Spirit.

    I am new to your blog and am really enjoying reading it every day.

    Thanks for sharing.

    December 18, 2013 at 9:28 pm
  • Evie H


    I’m really liking all the Grunge blocks. Hmmm, another line for my stash? Thanks for the inspiration!

    December 18, 2013 at 9:52 pm
  • Patty


    If not Valentine Day, then maybe President’s Day? The choice of fabrics really changes this block. My favorite is the Grunge Block. That fabric is a little more interesting than solids. And the prints are really busy for my tastes.

    December 18, 2013 at 9:57 pm
  • Susan the farm quilter


    Love this block in Kona and Grunge – they show the pattern of the block the best!

    December 18, 2013 at 10:08 pm
  • Karen Bullard


    Really neat way to play with color. Each looks unique.

    December 18, 2013 at 10:13 pm
  • Crystal Flemmer


    Loving the Grunge block. Then again, that wood print is WAY fab so it’s a toss up. Very much enjoying this series, Scott. Thanks for all the effort! =)

    December 18, 2013 at 10:33 pm
  • Rose Smith


    Finding it hard to decide on my fave of these blocks today. Can’t decide between the Kona and the Grunge.

    December 19, 2013 at 12:39 am
  • Lori M


    WOW am I loving those grunge blocks! And the greybark fabric is a must have–love it. The pink/red varigated thread is yummy too!

    December 19, 2013 at 3:55 am
  • Wenda


    I am always surprised by how much a block changes depending on the fabrics used.

    December 19, 2013 at 4:40 am
  • I agree I love the wood grain look for the fabric! So pretty!

    December 19, 2013 at 5:34 am
  • Just beautiful blocks.Love the way you play with fabrics.The less favorite this time is Jug or Not I think the combo of the fabrics subtraction prominence to the pattern.

    December 19, 2013 at 5:45 am
  • Jo


    This is a great pattern. I like it in Grunge the best

    December 19, 2013 at 6:08 am
  • Janice


    I love that bark blender in the grey much better than the green. That’s a cool piece! Great job, Scott.

    December 19, 2013 at 6:20 am
  • Patricia Hersl


    May need to get serious about Grunge after this.

    December 19, 2013 at 6:33 am
  • Question, why are you using color for blocks when you dont see the thread?? Love the Bark,, I will own alot of this..

    I just love color Shirley! I don’t always use the thread I am showing in the blocks, I am just highlighting the different threads to show what Aurifil has to offer as they are one of the sponsors of the event.

    December 19, 2013 at 8:43 am
  • Pattie C


    The Jug or Not made my eyes hurt. Grunge made it all better.

    December 19, 2013 at 9:19 am
  • Emily C


    The grey wood grain makes a very interesting print.

    December 19, 2013 at 9:29 am
  • I love the Kona colors and then I see your Grunge block, a few block colors different and wam a new block look! So awesome! I love Aurifil so any color is awesome for me!

    December 19, 2013 at 10:49 am
  • Sue Bone


    I love the Joel Dewberry block most again. I NEED some of that bark fabric in all of the colours. :)

    December 19, 2013 at 11:11 am
  • Ah, block #2 is my favorite today. But I kind of love block #3 too. I’ve seen the blocks from Persimon Dreams, and they are so different from what I’ve made, and yet so beautiful.

    December 19, 2013 at 11:12 am
  • I’m loving the way the grunge block turned out.

    December 19, 2013 at 11:28 am
  • Patty M


    I will have to try that block!

    December 19, 2013 at 11:50 am
  • Valerie Boudier


    Those threads are really lovely colours

    December 19, 2013 at 2:26 pm
  • kimberlee


    That grunge block is my favorite, you are enabling a newfound love for grunge, thanks, Scott! I am wondering how some of these blocks would look with sketch.

    December 19, 2013 at 8:04 pm
  • Pam S


    The Jug or Not would certainly wake me up in the morning! Great kitchen fabric! I love the way you put it together.

    December 19, 2013 at 8:11 pm
  • Judy


    The Jug or Not fabric is great with all the kitchen things on it.

    December 19, 2013 at 10:59 pm
  • Jody


    I find it fascinating how changing the colours/prints changes the block completely. I like the Jug or Not block the best I believe.

    December 19, 2013 at 11:39 pm
  • Gill


    I love the Joel Dewberry block – one of my favourite designers!

    December 20, 2013 at 5:11 am
  • Linda N.


    Scott, I love all fabric and you have really displayed them well in these blocks. It is amazing to see how totally different the block looks using each collection. As for your birthday, Could we be birthday twins? You were born on a Leap Year. Is your birthday Feb 29? I consider it a holiday. :)

    December 20, 2013 at 9:18 am
  • Shawn J


    Well, happy early birthday to you and that really does change the look of the grunge block.

    December 20, 2013 at 5:53 pm
  • Joy


    Wow, I see what you mean about the grey bark…it’s perfect for blending. Really love the effect you created with the Dewberry block.

    December 20, 2013 at 9:01 pm
  • Christina MCGowan


    Groundhog Day? That’s my birthday, so I felt compelled to suggest it. Jug or Not is a party to me. I like it!

    You Guessed it! It’s a great Birthday to have isn’t it??

    Yes it is ! I’m sure you’re familiar with the joke of people expecting you to predict the weather as well :)

    December 20, 2013 at 10:11 pm
  • Stephanie Carter


    thanks to these posts, I will pull out some old block patterns and remake them with solids!

    December 21, 2013 at 5:43 am
  • I love pink and yellow together.
    I am a February baby too, my guess is President’s Day!

    December 21, 2013 at 7:54 am
  • I love how one block can look totally different with fabric variation.

    December 21, 2013 at 9:14 am
  • Jane F


    I love the look of the solids!

    December 22, 2013 at 10:11 am
  • Alexis


    The colors in the grunge block really draw me.

    December 22, 2013 at 7:52 pm
  • Love seeing how the block looks so different with fabric placement. The bark fabric is fantastic! And I really like the kona arrangement. Thanks for doing this!

    December 23, 2013 at 8:08 pm
  • Margaret


    I need to see more of the Jug or Not fabric! Love what I see here.

    December 23, 2013 at 11:32 pm
  • Sue


    Love this block! Again the True Colors look fantastic!

    December 25, 2013 at 11:24 am
  • Jessica P.


    I am loving the black, purple, grey, and pink block. The black and grey make the center colors pop! Love, love, love!!

    December 26, 2013 at 7:13 am
  • Jeanette


    Bark fabric makes me weak in the knees….
    I was guessing you were a groundhog too…what a fun birthday.

    December 28, 2013 at 3:25 pm
  • MaryBeth


    Really interesting how different fabrics can make a block look totally different.

    December 28, 2013 at 6:15 pm
  • Lizzie


    It’s a real tie between Jug or not and Grunge today– amazing how different they look! I like how you changed the placement for the fourth block.

    December 29, 2013 at 3:29 am
  • I love those Joel Dewberry fabrics in this block.

    December 29, 2013 at 8:42 am
  • Becky Greene


    I have not done an all solids quilt yet, but your blocks are certainly making me want to do so!! Love the Kona blocks!

    December 29, 2013 at 9:47 am
  • Amy C


    Wow – the Joel Dewberry block is incredible!!! Oh how I love his fabric ….

    December 29, 2013 at 4:41 pm
  • Do you know how long a fabric line usually lasts on a market? I hope grunge is around long enough to stash some away

    Kathy, the are adding to the Grunge line this coming year, so I think it will be around for awhile…

    December 29, 2013 at 9:56 pm
  • Donna Joy


    True colors is still looking great, i must go to the fabric store. Grunge is growing on me, yes I want some.
    Aurifil threads come in amazing colors, thanks for showing us.

    December 30, 2013 at 5:31 am



    December 30, 2013 at 10:38 am
  • Lori M


    Love the grunge block again–I think I may need to hunt some of those fabrics down!

    December 30, 2013 at 11:15 am
  • I like the solid and grunge one on this one. The prints on the others are so busy it’s hard to see what’s going on (nothing wrong with that, just personal preference). The Jug or Not line would be cute for aprons. :)

    December 30, 2013 at 2:54 pm
  • Janice


    I think you should get a commission from the Grunge Line. We see all these blocks you are making with it and want to pick some up for ourselves.

    December 30, 2013 at 9:49 pm
  • Judy Forkner


    Grunge it is!

    December 31, 2013 at 1:33 am
  • Kay


    I especially like this block in the True Colors range. I have a January birthday and it will be a very big, frightening number!

    December 31, 2013 at 6:02 am
  • Kathy MacKied


    Yep, still love the Grunge…

    December 31, 2013 at 11:43 am
  • nadia wilson


    Thanks for previewing so many different fabrics! It’s great to “see” them in a block going out buying and trying!

    December 31, 2013 at 11:47 am
  • Cathy Cameron


    Love the variation created by fabric choices! Also love scrappy quilts. May have to add some of these fabrics to my stash!

    December 31, 2013 at 11:56 am
  • Deborah Hillman


    Today’s favorite – jug or not! Love, love the bright patterns & colors!

    January 1, 2014 at 12:46 am
  • Mary


    Love the Jug or Not From Michael Miller block! Thanks so much for this series,,so interesting to see the difference a fabric can make with the same block.

    January 1, 2014 at 1:51 am
  • Carolyn Montgomery


    love the grunge pinwheels

    January 1, 2014 at 2:35 pm

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