Day Eight #12DaysofColor!

December 26th, 2013

12 days of color logo

Well, I’m back at this. I took a couple of days off for Christmas, hopefully you got to do the same. Today is Day Eight on the 12 Days of Color Journey I have been on. Today’s block is designed by Jill Finley.  Her interview with Pat Sloan is here, and Jill’s block directions are here.  I had fun messing with fabric and color placement in the original pattern and took quite a few liberties with “background” and “feature” fabrics. The Jenean Morrison True Colors and Grunge blocks are closest to the look of the original block.

Here is the Kona block done up in—in Smoke and Capri:

D12days Kona8

Here is the second Jenean Morrison True Colors  from Free Spirit Block (I like how this block is “blurry.” I think some blocks should be that way particularly if the whole quilt is the same block. I think it adds mystery to the viewer):

D12days JM2

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

D12days JoN4

Here is the Grunge From Moda block:

D12days G8

And here are the Aurifil threads of the day (5005 and 2225):

D12days thread 8

That’s it for today. Go ahead and comment on today’s post about the blocks, the fabrics, the thread, or anything else you want to talk about (the holidays, the return lines, the new year, whatever!) I will be drawing one daily prize winner from each day’s post as well as drawing names from all 12 Days of Color for the Grand Prizes…(which I still haven’t given you pix of, but they will be great, trust me!)  I will likely be drawing the winners on New Year’s Day because I think that is when the whole series will be done by.  I am working on the rest of Day Nine’s blocks tonight for tomorrow’s post, and then on Saturday for Days 10 through 12 (if I can get through them all!) Until tomorrow….Sweet Dreams and Sweet Sewing!!


78 Responses to “Day Eight #12DaysofColor!”

  1. Ginger Marshallon 26 Dec 2013 at 11:54 pm

    whatever you’re giving away, I want one! Teepee, I’m so greedy for any freebies, especially if they have to do with quilts or sewing! 😉

  2. nikkion 27 Dec 2013 at 2:20 am

    I absolutely love the teal and gray and the pink and gray aurefill these are amazing!

  3. Sandy Kon 27 Dec 2013 at 6:32 am

    Love the Jug or Not block today.

  4. Audrey Goodwinon 27 Dec 2013 at 6:34 am

    I have been nail biting in anticipation for day 8 #12DaysofColor! We celebrate gently at our home and my 86 yr old mom has been visiting so I’ve been minding my p’ & q’s. A few minutes alone with you and the blog takes me away, since I am deathy allergic to fragrance, to a better place than Calgon ever could. Kona & Grunge – ah yes! With tiny embroidered something’s miscellaneous lay placed, hmmmm. It’s becoming increasingly difficult to wait until 2014 to start Christmas work. Good job. Don’t forget, you are allowed to take a deep breath!

  5. Vicki Hon 27 Dec 2013 at 6:34 am

    Color choices sure change the look of the block. Love them all.

  6. Yvonneon 27 Dec 2013 at 7:23 am

    What a difference the fabric makes using the same block layout. thanks for the giveaway.

  7. Emily Con 27 Dec 2013 at 7:28 am

    Love this series of posts. So interesting to see the different blocks and color combinations.

  8. Patty Moraleson 27 Dec 2013 at 7:28 am

    I found you thru Pat Sloans blog, she was right you are very talented! All I can say is WOW!

  9. Pat Meineckeon 27 Dec 2013 at 7:43 am

    Love the second block by J. Morrison. Also the threads are just too yummy!

  10. Bethanyon 27 Dec 2013 at 9:17 am

    I love the grunge block! It is a great layout!

  11. Sue Boneon 27 Dec 2013 at 9:18 am

    I’m loving the grumge block again, but I also love the Kona capri. Gorgeous colour.

  12. Maraon 27 Dec 2013 at 9:59 am

    I heard that Moda is getting rid of the grunge basics, is this true?

    Nope, Mara, Moda is NOT getting rid of Grunge, I checked! They are actually bringing in more colors next year! (see Day 9’s post)

  13. Maryellenon 27 Dec 2013 at 10:32 am

    I love how the triangles seem to float on the Grunge version. Cool!

  14. Ceciliaon 27 Dec 2013 at 10:33 am

    I’m still liking the solids and grunge blocks. Your second block turned out great, too. It is amazing how fabric placement changes the look of a block.

  15. dianeon 27 Dec 2013 at 10:51 am

    Love this one in solids!

  16. audreyon 27 Dec 2013 at 11:27 am

    Wow! They look so different! I agree with you about some block needing to be ‘blurry’. It really adds some great visual interest in a quilt.:)

  17. Janice Mc Larenon 27 Dec 2013 at 11:31 am

    I like the “blurry” block-it is interesting.

  18. Joyce Carteron 27 Dec 2013 at 11:33 am

    If I could, I would give you a nickel for making those blocks. They look very complicated to me, and doesn’t look like one I would attempt. Great job on making them. I really love the colors of the thread today. They look so pretty together. Thanks for all your work.

  19. Debbieon 27 Dec 2013 at 1:06 pm

    It is so amazing how different fabrics and layout can change the entire look of a block. I love the pink, tan and brown block…three such subdued colors turned i to a beautiful block.

  20. Pamon 27 Dec 2013 at 1:27 pm

    I’m loving the Jug or Not block today. The dark fabric really makes the other prints pop! Thanks again for sharing. I hope you are still enjoying your holidays!

  21. heidion 27 Dec 2013 at 6:19 pm

    Jill Finley does such pretty color schemes, I love this ‘take it easy’ block.
    Welcome back!

  22. Wendaon 27 Dec 2013 at 6:56 pm

    I love the Kona colors and also the FreeSpirit fabrics. Actually, I love all the blocks.

  23. Rachelle - Warming Craftson 27 Dec 2013 at 7:09 pm

    I love the Kona one this time; seem to prefer either the Kona or Grunge one each time though.

  24. Cathy Gon 27 Dec 2013 at 7:13 pm

    Love the Kona block! The solids are awesome!! I’m so surprised I”m leaning towards them! Hope you had a great Christmas! My kids and grandkids are here and we’re just relaxing.

  25. Susanon 27 Dec 2013 at 7:16 pm

    Interesting to see the different fabrics and how they change the looks of things.

  26. Evie Hon 27 Dec 2013 at 7:25 pm

    Again, it’s amazing how different the blocks look made up with different fabrics. I like the two-color Kona as well as the Grunge blocks. Good job!

  27. Mary on Lake Pulaskion 27 Dec 2013 at 7:26 pm

    I have to comment on the threads from Aurifil today because they are two of my favorite colors!

  28. Lauraon 27 Dec 2013 at 7:36 pm

    It’s so interesting to see how different each of these blocks look in different cooors. Those Aurifil threads look absolutely yummy!

  29. Alexison 27 Dec 2013 at 7:39 pm

    In this block, I like the busier fabrics.

  30. Heatheron 27 Dec 2013 at 8:06 pm

    I thought you might be referring to sewing without glasses when you commented a blurry block, but I see what you are saying when you consider the True colours fabrics. Nicely done.

  31. Amy @ Sew Incredibly Crazyon 27 Dec 2013 at 8:06 pm

    Another beautiful block day! The Kona and Grunge are “sew” fetching. Can’t wait to see the rest.

  32. Elizabeth Johnsonon 27 Dec 2013 at 8:29 pm

    I like how the second block shows motion and block 3 the fabrics look great the way you place them! I love that blue and orange colors of Aurifil threads. I love their threads but it will take a lifetime to collect all those beautiful colors.

  33. ronaleeon 27 Dec 2013 at 8:35 pm

    The Grunge From Moda block is very interesting. I just won a serger and I have been searching through blogs to get some ideas of what to do. I am glad that I came across yours.

  34. Kimon 27 Dec 2013 at 8:55 pm

    Love Aurifil 2225….it reminds me of watermelon! Thanks for the series and the giveaway!

  35. Janiceon 27 Dec 2013 at 10:22 pm

    I really like the name and play on words Michael Miller has chosen for his line of fabric so I was anticipating liking the fabric just as much. Today I like that block the best!

  36. Pattyon 27 Dec 2013 at 11:46 pm

    I like this block with Jug or Not. The Grunge block looks great, except I am not a pink person. I just like the total graphic look of it.

  37. Susan the farm quilteron 27 Dec 2013 at 11:49 pm

    Loving the look of Grunge

  38. Judyon 28 Dec 2013 at 1:12 am

    The smoke and capri block is gorgeous.

  39. tubakkon 28 Dec 2013 at 3:54 am

    Jug or not is my favorite. I love the stripes!

  40. Gillon 28 Dec 2013 at 7:44 am

    I love the grunge block – great colours!

  41. rosaon 28 Dec 2013 at 8:06 am

    Love them all.Fabrics change the blocks,all are beautiful and look diferents.Grunge looks fabulous!
    Go less to go.Have a fun weekend!

  42. Rose Smithon 28 Dec 2013 at 11:47 am

    I’m really enjoying these posts – thank you :-) Hmm, once again I’m finding it difficult to choose my fave fabric combination for this block. And again, you’re displaying how fabric choice makes such a huge difference on how a block will look.

  43. dianna eickhornon 28 Dec 2013 at 12:36 pm

    I was loving the teal but then scrolled down a little further and have to vote for Jug or Not! I’m asking myself, how can I love such simple fabrics but then be so enthralled over the busiest of fabrics?

  44. Jeanetteon 28 Dec 2013 at 3:12 pm

    Once again I think the ‘grunge’ block is my favorite. The floating triangles make it feel very light and airy.

  45. MaryBethon 28 Dec 2013 at 6:11 pm

    Pretty colors

  46. Allyson LePenskeon 28 Dec 2013 at 6:43 pm

    Really love all 4 blocks today! Hope you draw my name for prizes! :)

  47. Lizzieon 29 Dec 2013 at 1:05 am

    Boy, you really are going to town! Love the Kona and Grunge this time—the Jug or not leaves me on the fence…..hmm. I think as a whole quilt, with many of the blocks you’ve been doing, it would look really cool in its entirety. really appreciate you showing us how the large scale/solids/etc prints behave in the different blocks!

  48. shirley teneron 29 Dec 2013 at 9:39 am

    I am going to shower and sew I have a few great spools of the A and some beautiful fabrics, and some very talented blogging buddies and New books, thats been my shopping lately, this is all inspiring gotta have a sewing sunday

  49. Becky Greeneon 29 Dec 2013 at 9:54 am

    This is my favorite Jug or Not block so far – love the structure that the dark fabric gives the block! Also really loving Smoke by Kona – another wonderful gray!!

  50. Melissa Slofkoskyon 29 Dec 2013 at 11:40 am

    I like how the blocks each appear different with the different fabric combinations.

  51. Amy Con 29 Dec 2013 at 4:35 pm

    This is such a great series – to see each block so different depending on the fabric color and placement is very cool!

  52. Sarah Veeon 29 Dec 2013 at 4:37 pm

    really like how you played with fabric placement in the blocks today to change up the design. never heard the term “blurry blocks” but like it! The kona block looks southwestern and I really like the grunge block today. Both of the threads are great too – bold beauties! Thanks for another great day of colour!

  53. usairdollon 29 Dec 2013 at 8:47 pm

    What a striking block Jug or Not is, love it! Love the wavy effect as well on some block designs. Color placement and fabric choice does make all the difference. Thanks for all the blocks! Love the Aurifil colors, yummy!

  54. Kathyon 29 Dec 2013 at 9:46 pm

    They all look so VERY different. Thanks for showing us what fabric choices can do for the block

  55. Donna Joyon 30 Dec 2013 at 5:07 am

    Jug or not block is just fun. I like to see how different fabrics can really change the look of a block. Thanks for sharing.

  56. LINDAon 30 Dec 2013 at 10:32 am


  57. Lori Mon 30 Dec 2013 at 11:07 am

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the Kona block this time! The grey and aqua are so pretty together!

  58. Jessica P.on 30 Dec 2013 at 11:39 am

    I am in love with Moda fabrics right now, so I would have to pick that block. I also enjoy the color scheme in that particular block.

  59. Janiceon 30 Dec 2013 at 11:57 am

    I love that block. I think I will give it a try.

  60. KellySon 30 Dec 2013 at 3:04 pm

    OOOOOOHHHH! That aqua Aurifil is calling to me! I like the grunge version of this one too.

  61. Sarahon 30 Dec 2013 at 3:49 pm

    I like the Kona smoke.

  62. Lisa Marieon 30 Dec 2013 at 6:09 pm

    Wow, the block looks so different with the different fabrics!

  63. Joyon 30 Dec 2013 at 8:59 pm

    Love the colors you chose for the Kona block, they’re so beautiful together.

  64. KarenVon 30 Dec 2013 at 11:08 pm

    I think the Jug or Not is so fun for this block. And the bright Aurafil is awesome!

  65. Judy Forkneron 31 Dec 2013 at 1:21 am

    You’ve been very busy!

  66. Karen Milleron 31 Dec 2013 at 5:42 am

    What I know for sure is that you are a piecing maniac! Wow… More gumption to piece than I will ever find. Love the fabric and Aurifil is my favorite to appliqué with. Woohoo!

  67. Kayon 31 Dec 2013 at 5:53 am

    Gorgeous aqua thread, thank you for such lovely giveaways.

  68. kimberleeon 31 Dec 2013 at 10:51 am

    I like Jill’s block, especially in that grunge!

  69. nadia wilsonon 31 Dec 2013 at 11:39 am

    So glad I found your blog. Very interesting read! I love seeing the same blocks made up in all the different colourways.

  70. Cathy Cameronon 31 Dec 2013 at 11:41 am

    All the blocks are spectacular!

  71. Elizabeth Son 31 Dec 2013 at 11:46 am

    Jug or Not block is super pretty

  72. Deborah Hillmanon 01 Jan 2014 at 12:59 am

    What a difference the value of the fabrics makes in the look of the blocks! In true colors the main fabric makes the background recede and in jug or not its the main focus!

  73. Maryon 01 Jan 2014 at 1:55 am

    I love the way the hst’s and geese seem to float in the grunge block!

  74. Deborah DiGiacomoon 01 Jan 2014 at 9:11 am

    Very interesting block. It has many options for extras like adding names in the lines.

  75. Margareton 01 Jan 2014 at 10:45 am

    The smoke color in the solid block seems like it’s reflecting the Capri color—it looks like a shot cotton.

  76. Crystal Flemmeron 01 Jan 2014 at 10:51 am

    I see what you mean about the “blurry” block. It really adds visual interest.

  77. Linda Flemingon 01 Jan 2014 at 12:11 pm

    You’re so creative!
    These blocks all look so different…Those lively colors and patterns in the Jug fabric make the churn dash pattern stand out.
    Love the threads.

  78. Carolyn Montgomeryon 01 Jan 2014 at 2:26 pm

    love the true colors from free spirits block.

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