Day Four #12DaysofColor!

December 17th, 2013

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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):

D12days Kona4

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

D12days JD1

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

D12days SJ4

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

D12days G4

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

D12days thread 4

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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77 Responses to “Day Four #12DaysofColor!”

  1. audreyon 17 Dec 2013 at 11:07 am

    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.:)

  2. Laura F.on 17 Dec 2013 at 11:22 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!

  3. Janice Mc Larenon 17 Dec 2013 at 11:40 am

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

  4. dianna eickhornon 17 Dec 2013 at 11:44 am

    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!

  5. Audrey Goodwinon 17 Dec 2013 at 11:51 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.

  6. Carolyn Montgomeryon 17 Dec 2013 at 12:16 pm

    so fun love all the fabrics choices.

  7. Stacyon 17 Dec 2013 at 12:46 pm

    Well that does it! I simply must get that grunge selection! I need it BAD! LOL.

    Thanks again for sharing!


  8. Gillon 17 Dec 2013 at 2:20 pm

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

  9. Pamon 17 Dec 2013 at 5:55 pm

    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!

  10. Mary on Lake Pulaskion 17 Dec 2013 at 6:20 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!

  11. Evie Hon 17 Dec 2013 at 6:37 pm

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

  12. Ceciliaon 17 Dec 2013 at 7:09 pm

    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.

  13. Pattyon 17 Dec 2013 at 7:11 pm

    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.

  14. Heatheron 17 Dec 2013 at 7:12 pm

    totally could be an addictive block. Why stop at just one of these when they’d make a wonderful quilt.

  15. Cathy Gon 17 Dec 2013 at 7:20 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!! :)

  16. Rachelle - Warming Craftson 17 Dec 2013 at 7:35 pm

    The grunge block is my favourite this time, nice and warm

  17. Carol Broughtonon 17 Dec 2013 at 7:57 pm

    Love all these blocks!!

  18. Kathy hon 17 Dec 2013 at 8:32 pm

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

  19. Janiceon 17 Dec 2013 at 9:01 pm

    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!

  20. Karen Milleron 17 Dec 2013 at 9:18 pm

    Love the heart block and the fabric choices are most awesome! The hole makes me smile too Scott. Thanks for coloring our way!

  21. Allyson LePenskeon 17 Dec 2013 at 9:19 pm

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

  22. Melissaon 17 Dec 2013 at 10:22 pm

    I almost bought some of that woodgrain fabric tonight!

  23. Margareton 17 Dec 2013 at 10:29 pm

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

  24. Elizabeth Johnsonon 17 Dec 2013 at 11:05 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!

  25. ritainalaskaon 17 Dec 2013 at 11:58 pm

    the kona block sure hits the spot! love kona solids! and aurifil! that 2325 gold is great … perfect for one of my projects!

  26. Crystal Flemmeron 18 Dec 2013 at 12:07 am

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

  27. Linda Flemingon 18 Dec 2013 at 12:32 am

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

  28. Rose Smithon 18 Dec 2013 at 12:40 am

    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!

  29. Lori Mon 18 Dec 2013 at 4:15 am

    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!

  30. rosaon 18 Dec 2013 at 5:40 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!

  31. heidion 18 Dec 2013 at 8:11 am

    Got me looking forward to Valentine’s already!
    Sweet blocks’

  32. Pattie Con 18 Dec 2013 at 8:18 am

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

  33. kimberleeon 18 Dec 2013 at 9:36 am

    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!

  34. shirley teneron 18 Dec 2013 at 10:09 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.

  35. Sue Boneon 18 Dec 2013 at 10:52 am

    Love the Joel Dewberry woodgrain print

  36. Maryellenon 18 Dec 2013 at 12:07 pm

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

  37. dianeon 18 Dec 2013 at 1:39 pm

    The True Colors one is my favorite today!

  38. Joyce Carteron 18 Dec 2013 at 3:57 pm

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

  39. Bethanyon 18 Dec 2013 at 5:57 pm

    I love this block! It is fabulous!

  40. Kristel Pett.on 18 Dec 2013 at 6:23 pm

    Love the fresh color scheme!

  41. Joyon 18 Dec 2013 at 7:08 pm

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

  42. Vicki Hon 18 Dec 2013 at 8:50 pm

    Wee Wander is my favorite in this grouping.

  43. Sandy Kon 18 Dec 2013 at 8:52 pm

    I like the Grunge block today.

  44. usairdollon 18 Dec 2013 at 9:07 pm

    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.

  45. Judyon 19 Dec 2013 at 2:30 am

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

  46. Wendaon 19 Dec 2013 at 4:44 am

    Love this block-love anything with hearts!

  47. Emily Con 19 Dec 2013 at 9:28 am

    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)

  48. tubakkon 19 Dec 2013 at 11:06 am

    I love this block, and think I’m a Wee Wander person.

  49. Maraon 19 Dec 2013 at 11:33 am

    Loving the variegated blue thread!

  50. Domaris Fosson 19 Dec 2013 at 8:37 pm

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

  51. Shawn Jon 20 Dec 2013 at 6:00 pm

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

  52. Stephanie Carteron 21 Dec 2013 at 5:39 am

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

  53. Amy @ Sew Incredibly Crazyon 21 Dec 2013 at 9:17 am

    Love the red background for the grunge, but the Kona one with single blue block is my favorite.

  54. Alexison 23 Dec 2013 at 6:14 pm

    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.

  55. Sarah Veeon 23 Dec 2013 at 8:10 pm

    love your kona block and the variegated thread! I love variegated thread. It makes quilting fun!

  56. Sueon 25 Dec 2013 at 11:23 am

    The True Colors look so good!!

  57. Jessica P.on 26 Dec 2013 at 7:11 am

    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.

  58. nikkion 28 Dec 2013 at 4:41 pm

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

  59. Lizzieon 29 Dec 2013 at 3:34 am

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

  60. Lauraon 29 Dec 2013 at 8:45 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.

  61. Becky Greeneon 29 Dec 2013 at 9:45 am

    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!

  62. Amy Con 29 Dec 2013 at 4:43 pm

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

  63. Kathyon 29 Dec 2013 at 10:05 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

  64. Donna Joyon 30 Dec 2013 at 5:39 am

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

  65. LINDAon 30 Dec 2013 at 10:40 am


  66. Janiceon 30 Dec 2013 at 12:38 pm

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

  67. KellySon 30 Dec 2013 at 2:52 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!

  68. Sarahon 30 Dec 2013 at 3:58 pm

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

  69. Judy Forkneron 31 Dec 2013 at 1:38 am

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

  70. Kayon 31 Dec 2013 at 6:06 am

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

  71. Kathy MacKiedon 31 Dec 2013 at 11:42 am

    The Grunge Block is still pretty cool looking!

  72. nadia wilsonon 31 Dec 2013 at 11:50 am

    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.

  73. Cathy Cameronon 31 Dec 2013 at 12:01 pm

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

  74. Elizabeth Son 31 Dec 2013 at 12:12 pm

    I like the Kona block today. Lovely colors!

  75. Deborah Hillmanon 01 Jan 2014 at 12:41 am

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

  76. Maryon 01 Jan 2014 at 2:02 am

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

  77. Carolyn Montgomeryon 01 Jan 2014 at 2:37 pm

    the grunge by moda is my fav today

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