Day Two #12daysofColor!

Day Two #12daysofColor!

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The best laid plans of mice and men….or something like that. If  I hadn’t spent “oh, just a few minutes” trolling around on Pinterest and Flickr in the morning, I probably could have gotten yesterday’s (Day Two) post up for you. But you know how “a few minutes” on Pinterest goes….

And I can’t tell the bosses at the DayJob….oh, I am just a half hour (to an hour) late because I had to finish an important blog post…..I just don’t think they would see it quite as important as you and I do!

So here we are with the blocks for Day Two ( I gave you a brief pop of them on Instagram yesterday….just so I could let you know how close I was to getting the post up.)

The block I am using today is the February block from the 2013 Aurifil Designers of the Month.  It was designed by Marie-Claude Picon-Iperti. Her interview with Pat is here and the pattern for this block is here.

Some people couldn’t find yesterday’s pattern very well as I linked to just the interview,  so I will link to both the interview and the pattern from now on. 

Now the blocks!

The first one is the Kona one — done in Shadow,  Storm, and Punch:

D12 days Kona2

Okay….and a little full disclosure here….YES this first block is different than the rest.  After I had this whole baby pieced and was working on the second…I realized that I had put that one inner “border” in backwards! (sound of Head smacking the wall repeatedly here)…..Oy Vey!

(and while we are on the Full Disclosure Trip…..I know that a lot of my points don’t match as well here….this pattern was a bugger to work up ….lots of  N/16″ measurements and intricate piecing.  Very Very Tricky Stuff…..AND it definitely shows up more in the Kona solids and Grunge than the prints… sue me, my points aren’t perfect….I have never really made my quilts to have them be judged…..just loved…….{okay, that last statement almost made ME throw up! 🙂 } )

The second is more of Heather Bailey’s True Colors for Free Spirit:

D12 days HB2

The third is more of Wee Wander for Michael Miller:

D12 days SJ2

and the last one is more assorted Grunge fabrics from Moda:

D12 days G2

and today’s Aurifil threads featured are 2315 and 2425 (yesterday’s were 1135 and 3770…sorry I forgot to punch those numbers in)

D12days thread 2

So just as you did yesterday (and the day before), leave a comment here for today’s prize and also to be eligible for the big prizes at the end of the event. I have been loving reading your comments, and will have more to say in the next post in regards to some of those comments and questions. It is wonderful to have so many friends who love color. I could talk about color all day…even more PLAY with it.  Which is what I need to go do now to get TODAY’S blocks up for Day Three!!

TTYL (talk to you later)


  • Sue Bone


    When I was making my Farmer’s Wife quilt I made a few blocks that were “variations” of the original, still pretty, but not going to be unpicked. I’d be hard pressed to find them in the finished quilt.

    Love the chevrons in the Heather Bailey block

    December 13, 2013 at 9:50 am
  • DianeY


    I love it best in the Heather Bailey prints, not that you were asking!

    December 13, 2013 at 9:51 am
  • Cecilia


    I love your block made with Kona Solids! It just pops! I other favorite is the block made with Wee Wander. Those are such cute prints.

    December 13, 2013 at 10:37 am
  • Maryellen


    Love the solids again, and if you hadn’t said anything I would not have noticed the inner block border was not right. I actually like the star look in the solids, which only happens in the “mistake” block. It gets lost in the blues in We Wander. Fun!

    December 13, 2013 at 10:55 am
  • audrey


    I’ve always been so interested in seeing the same block or pattern done in different colorways. So fascinating!

    December 13, 2013 at 11:08 am
  • KarenV


    I like the block with points turned inward! Creative liberties!

    December 13, 2013 at 12:03 pm
  • kimberlee


    I love your takes on the blocks. And if you think your points aren’t matching up…then I better leave this awesome block alone because I have no hope!!

    December 13, 2013 at 1:44 pm
  • I love the color block today! I think it looks great! Punch has quite a punch, haha! Sent out a blog post about 12 Days of Color here

    It all looks really great!

    December 13, 2013 at 1:50 pm
  • Amazing how much different each block looks! That first one is so bold and gorgeous, and Wee ones is absolutely adorable:-)

    December 13, 2013 at 3:23 pm
  • diane


    Oh my goodness! Over 50 pieces in that block. Think I like this in grunge best.

    December 13, 2013 at 3:49 pm
  • you are SO CRAZY.. I love it! NOBODY should whine about making one block a month.. you are making 4 blocks a day for 12 days… incredible energy!

    December 13, 2013 at 4:44 pm
  • Jeanette


    Honestly the different colors and patterns make them each look like totally different blocks. Very cool. And I have to admit that pony slays me!!

    December 13, 2013 at 5:29 pm
  • The grunge looks better today than it did yesterday. Maybe I need to take it in smaller bits. Today I like the kona best. That was an incredibly hard block to piece. I can’t believe that you did it four times. Excellent!

    December 13, 2013 at 5:58 pm
  • They all look hard to me., thanks

    December 13, 2013 at 6:21 pm
  • Pam


    I love the way that your block plus Heather Bailey’s colors work together to keep the viewer’s eyes moving. To me, that’s a feature of a great quilt. Thanks for sharing! I also like multi-patterned blocks because tiny variations in the seam intersections don’t show. But given your precision, you don’t need to worry about that. 🙂

    December 13, 2013 at 6:46 pm
  • Shadow, storm and punch is my favourite; it’s a very clean look but has impact as well.

    December 13, 2013 at 6:57 pm
  • That Wee Wander is going to make the cutest quilt!

    December 13, 2013 at 7:10 pm
  • Mary Val


    Grunge. Oh yes, love the grunge.

    December 13, 2013 at 7:11 pm
  • Ruth Williams


    love the blocks and love the aurifil colors, would love to win

    December 13, 2013 at 7:22 pm
  • Martha Patterson


    I love to see all the different colors of the same blocks it gives me some ideas. Now if I can just get the courage to make them.

    December 13, 2013 at 7:23 pm
  • Bonnie Pfrimmer


    I kind of like that block in solids and the colors are beautiful. I didn’t notice your points until you pointed them out and they are good. Great work.

    December 13, 2013 at 7:42 pm
  • Karen


    Love, love, love… not sure which one is my favorite!! looking forward to tomorrow!

    December 13, 2013 at 7:56 pm
  • I just finished a BOM program at my local shop. We were given the patterns with no shading so that we could use our imagination to decide what should be light/medium/dark. It had the same result as looking at your blocks, they change depending what goes where.

    December 13, 2013 at 8:06 pm
  • ok yesterday i said i didn’t like using solid colors in my quilt blocks, but your last block, the black/gold/red block is awesome! Something just drew me to it, the others didn’t. Now how did you do that? lol

    December 13, 2013 at 8:07 pm
  • Dee


    I love seeing all the blocks done indifferent fabrics/colors. The Grunge is very striking to me:)
    Course, I am a girl who loves a lot of pieces in the blocks:)

    December 13, 2013 at 8:07 pm
  • Amy Hoeh


    I must be too new of a quilter for this group. It took me until the end to realize that it was the same block (in the exact same placement) but while using different fabrics. My favorite is Heather Bailey’s True Colors for Free Spirit. Honorable mention to the grunge block. LOL. You truly are talented. When this is all over, you should vacation with Santa. 🙂

    December 13, 2013 at 8:13 pm
  • Ramona


    It is so fun to see how the same block looks in the different fabrics. I am kind of leaning toward the Heather Bailey one with this block.

    December 13, 2013 at 8:23 pm
  • Janice


    Your color selections really compliment this pattern so well! With so many pieces, the wrong choices would make it too busy for my taste. I really like the Heather Bailey prints for this ambitious block! Your piecing is wonderful!

    December 13, 2013 at 8:26 pm
  • Margaret


    I love how the Grunge block is a bit of an optical illusion.

    December 13, 2013 at 8:58 pm
  • SHeppard


    It’s color challenge or study. Not a get the piecing perfect challenge anyway. As long as the block are coucins, the color stories will work fine for comparison. They are all fabulous. Can’t pick a favorite!!

    December 13, 2013 at 9:18 pm
  • Leanne Clare


    A lovely block! In all colorways!

    December 13, 2013 at 9:35 pm
  • Debra Kay Neiman


    Still I love the solid colors especially the Kona Shadow Storm and Punch. I love the fabric with the horses, but the solids have more impact. Having fun with this one. Merry Christmas from Oklahoma, USA.

    December 13, 2013 at 9:42 pm
  • Patty


    My favorite is the block made with Heather Bailey prints. I like how the change in lights and darks can make the 4 blocks all look so different.

    December 13, 2013 at 9:45 pm
  • i liked the 1st Day in Heather Bailey prints best, and same with Day 2.

    December 13, 2013 at 9:53 pm
  • My love of solids strikes again, but, I felt a strange attraction to the Wee Wander. Maybe it looked “soft”, naturey (my new word), or peaceful, but I loved it. As some of the others stated, I enjoy seeing variations of the same block, it give me a feeling of ‘yes you can’ and being a newbie, I need that right now.Z

    December 13, 2013 at 10:13 pm
  • Shirley in Canada


    Amazing how different those blocks look just by changing the fabrics!!

    December 13, 2013 at 10:25 pm
  • usairdoll


    Another day of awesome color! It’s neat seeing the same block done in different colors, changes the block completely. I sometimes find that if I don’t like the colors a block is done in, it’s hard for me to just see the block design. Loving the Grunge today, hehe.

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

    December 13, 2013 at 11:32 pm
  • Evie H


    I love the Wee Wander fabric — so fun. Thanks again for doing the blocks in different fabrics. I love seeing the differences in the same block. Thanks!

    December 13, 2013 at 11:35 pm
  • Djoekie Witteveen


    Ik bengek op vrolijke kleurtje. Vind de blokken ook erg mooi

    Bing Auto Translator says the above says this:
    I baby on cheerful color. Find the blocks also very beautiful
    Think there might be one or two words off….but sounds nice to me!!

    December 14, 2013 at 1:00 am
  • Lizzie


    I am totally smitten by the first block– so bold and graphic it really shows the nice block! But then, the one following, is rich and happy in a sparkly way (Heather Bailey). The Wee ones is nice too, in a scrapbook kind of way. The Grunge, is bold too, but not my personal favorite colorwise. Amazing what a difference the solids and prints make!

    December 14, 2013 at 1:45 am
  • Mary


    Wee Wander’s colours are fabulous & am loving seeing the line worked up. It’s been calling my name.

    December 14, 2013 at 3:18 am
  • Lovin’ the blocks Scott! It’s kinda a relief too to know that you’re not perfect! Hahahaha… Thanks for having such a great sense of humor and for taking some pressure off of all those Type A personalities out there! Love the post!

    December 14, 2013 at 4:29 am
  • Lori M


    Once again that Wee wander fabric is sweet–love the little fussy cut blocks! Perfect points are WAY over-rated! 🙂

    December 14, 2013 at 5:22 am
  • Gill


    All the versions of the block look so different – my favourite is the Michael Miller

    December 14, 2013 at 6:00 am
  • The blocks all look different because you are so creative.

    December 14, 2013 at 6:24 am
  • Patty Swatzell


    Color….This is still the hardest part of my quilting as I never am sure if my colors will match. I love the different colors you have chosen and its amazing to see the difference it makes. Thanks for the giveaway!

    December 14, 2013 at 6:41 am
  • I really love the Wee Wander block. Had to study the blocks A LONG TIME to find that they were the same.

    December 14, 2013 at 7:09 am
  • I love see the same blocks in different fabrics and of course, all are gorgeous but if I have to choose one I`d be between Kona and Grungeblock.These solid blocks have more impact.Thanks for the fun!!

    December 14, 2013 at 7:22 am
  • Loving the solids and grunge again. I am glad that I am not the only one who had difficultly with that block. I made it twice and called the first a learning experience. The book you posted looks super cute. What is the name of it? Thanks

    December 14, 2013 at 9:41 am
  • Rose Smith


    Once again, I’m loving seeing how much difference the choice of fabric can have on the look of a block! Loving all of these!

    December 14, 2013 at 10:03 am
  • Bethany


    The Kona block is fabulous, I love the color combination!

    December 14, 2013 at 12:10 pm
  • Crystal Flemmer


    You know, I was so entranced by the colors (especially the Kona) that I never even looked at your points. And though it was almost puke worthy, your comment was valid. Quilts should be loved.

    December 14, 2013 at 12:14 pm
  • Susan the farm quilter


    Love your Kona – I really like the lovely star it is with the inner border reversed and the colors are wonderful! If you hadn’t said anything about your points, I would not have been looking for them. Guess that is a reminder to all of us not to point out what we consider a defect because most of the time no one else wouldn’t notice…and if they did they should keep their mouth shut (unless it is a judge at a quilt show).

    December 14, 2013 at 2:43 pm
  • Joyce Carter


    Oh my goodness! With all those peices, who could worry about the points matching. Good job. I am liking the Grunge again today. The solids make the block pop.

    December 14, 2013 at 2:51 pm
  • I like the incorrectly turned block! If you hadn’t said so, I might have missed it!

    December 14, 2013 at 3:08 pm
  • I love the one with the Kona solids!! The colors are awesome! Wee Wander is my next favorite. You did a great job!Thanks for the giveaway.

    December 14, 2013 at 3:50 pm
  • Margaret Schindler


    I am not really a color snob but I really like the grunge.

    December 14, 2013 at 4:56 pm
  • Janice Mc Laren


    You are so right. Quilts should be loved and considering how many pieces are in those blocks, no one should judge how well the points match. I think they look great.

    December 14, 2013 at 9:02 pm
  • Kona and Grunge for this set! I think I’m finding new favorites. There may be room in my heart for something other than batiks!

    December 14, 2013 at 9:22 pm
  • And, I did not notice until you said it that your points didn’t match. You do beautiful work so be gentle on yourself!

    December 14, 2013 at 9:24 pm
  • Sue


    Amazing how completely different the blocks look in different fabrics, the solids look fantastic.

    December 15, 2013 at 9:13 am
  • Hey, putting that inner border in the wrong way around made a neat star block, didn’t it? 🙂 And yes – it’s remarkable how different the same block looks in various prints versus solids.

    December 15, 2013 at 10:49 am
  • Joy


    I love how you used the purple prints in the True Colors block – they both contrast and compliment each other and add a lot of interest to that block.

    December 15, 2013 at 5:26 pm
  • Pattie C


    I keep looking and I don’t see the problem with the first block. Looks good to me.

    December 16, 2013 at 7:33 am
  • Judy


    It always amazes me how different a quilt block can look just by using a different fabric. It is really fun to see the different fabrics in the same block.

    December 16, 2013 at 9:33 am
  • I’m behind, but I love Heather Bailey’s True Colors block! So pretty!

    December 17, 2013 at 11:18 am
  • Allyson LePenske


    WOW! I really like the Free Spirit block. It made me smile while looking at it. Thanks

    December 17, 2013 at 9:27 pm
  • Melissa


    I’m liking the heather bailey combo again.

    December 17, 2013 at 10:20 pm
  • Mara


    I know Pinterest just sucks you in… Love this block pattern with the Wee Wander, in fact, I’m going to PIN IT! 🙂

    December 18, 2013 at 12:52 am
  • Kristel Pett.


    These colors are so full of joy!

    December 18, 2013 at 6:25 pm
  • Vicki H


    I like the Wee Wander block today.

    December 18, 2013 at 8:43 pm
  • Sandy K


    I love the background fabric in Heather Bailey’s block.

    December 18, 2013 at 8:44 pm
  • Wenda


    I like the Kona block today!

    December 19, 2013 at 4:48 am
  • Emily C


    I really like that backwards inner border of the first block. I love stars.

    December 19, 2013 at 9:23 am
  • Shawn J


    I am lovin the grunge and the shadow, storm and punch, very pretty. Oh those are some beautiful threads too, thanks.

    December 20, 2013 at 6:14 pm
  • Shawn J


    I am lovin the shadow, storm and punch, very pretty. Oh those are some beautiful threads too, thanks.

    December 20, 2013 at 6:19 pm
  • Stephanie Carter


    thanks for the examples of how color changes the design!

    December 21, 2013 at 5:35 am
  • The grunge and the Heather Bailey prints are both pulling me in. The grunge feels intricate the Heather Bailey calming. I really like being able to see the blocks in different fabrics. The colours really change the feel of the block too. The grunge one looks/feels pointy and the Heather Bailey, soft. Thanks for doing this!

    December 23, 2013 at 8:18 pm
  • Alexis


    I think the Kona is just awesome in this.

    December 23, 2013 at 8:43 pm
  • Jessica P.


    I love your pink, blue and white block. You used all solids, but it is so pretty just as it is. I tend to favor prints. I am going to have to add more solids into my mix.

    December 26, 2013 at 7:07 am
  • dianna eickhorn


    I want that Wee Wander fabric! So cute!

    December 28, 2013 at 12:49 pm
  • nikki


    I love this block ! I love how even though there may be a mistake on a quilt it actually works foe the good of the whole quilt! Love all the blocks today!

    December 28, 2013 at 4:57 pm
  • I love that shade of blue in the Wee Wander line.

    December 29, 2013 at 8:51 am
  • Becky Greene


    I am always amazed at what a huge difference fabric and color make in the same block design. What a wonderful way to illustrate that concept!

    December 29, 2013 at 9:37 am
  • Becky Greene


    I love the “variation” on the first block, but I am a sucker for stars. The points look perfectly fine to me! Absolute perfection on points is just something that had to go by the wayside for me. There is joy in piecing, but not in endless re-piecing!

    December 29, 2013 at 9:40 am
  • Amy C


    Shadow storm and punch work really well together – gotta LOVE Kona!!!

    December 29, 2013 at 4:47 pm
  • The solid one is so very striking and shows what a lot of work this block must be. I agree that the blue in that wee wander block is to die for.

    December 29, 2013 at 10:14 pm
  • Donna Joy


    My son says he would like a couch quilt made from greys, black with some red thrown in. Shadow, storm and punch looks to be the one.

    December 30, 2013 at 5:59 am


    THANKS !

    December 30, 2013 at 10:42 am
  • I am still in love with the Wee Wander line, but the Heather Bailey is gorgeous too! Love these posts!

    December 30, 2013 at 2:48 pm
  • Sarah


    The true colors block is my fave today.

    December 30, 2013 at 3:56 pm
  • Janice


    I have never done a quilt in solid colors but am seriously debating it now. Love the way it comes out.

    December 30, 2013 at 9:58 pm
  • Judy Forkner


    Your points look fine!

    December 31, 2013 at 1:50 am
  • Kay


    I love it that you are showing us the blocks in different patterns, it can really change the look of the block depending on where the colour and pattern is.

    December 31, 2013 at 6:12 am
  • nadia wilson


    Ohhhh! the Wee Wander fabrics look fabulous! Love the blue! I’m so pleased I stumbled across your blog, great inspiration reading back on these posts.

    December 31, 2013 at 11:55 am
  • Cathy Cameron


    Wee wander block is my choice! Unable to cut/sew due to a pinched nerve in right shoulder! Can’t wait to get back at it!

    December 31, 2013 at 12:11 pm
  • Elizabeth S


    The wee wander is super cute!

    December 31, 2013 at 12:19 pm
  • Debra Lee


    This I love in the wee wonder!

    December 31, 2013 at 1:48 pm
  • Deborah Hillman


    Really like the Kona block- love the contrast and the colors!

    January 1, 2014 at 12:32 am
  • Linda Fleming


    What a tricky block to sew.
    Each fabric range shows it off so differently.
    Love the 3D effect in the corners of the Grunge block.
    Great quote…

    January 1, 2014 at 12:44 pm
  • Carolyn Montgomery


    the kona block is gorgeous.

    January 1, 2014 at 2:41 pm

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