Day Ten #12DaysofColor!

Day Ten #12DaysofColor!

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Can you feel it? Can you feel the excitement as we wind up to the big finale of the 12 Days of Color?? I can! Well, excitement and a sense of accomplishment (and relief!) may be more like it!  I am looking forward to packing up the prizes and sending them out  for sure!

Some of you have been asking what I will be doing with the blocks when I am done. To be honest, I am not sure.  I probably will make some of them into quilts to donate or sell for charity.  My daughter was checking out the Wee Wonder prints with great interest, so I may make something from that for her.  We’ll see as time goes on.  Maybe I will have another giveaway and give a bunch of the blocks away.

I do plan on taking some pictures with all of the blocks together in groups so you can get an idea of the overall impression they make. That should be fun!

Okay onto today’s block. This one is called  Stairway and it is by the amazing Allison Harris of Cluck  Cluck Sew.
Her interview with Pat Sloan is here, and the directions to her block are here. I loved the simplicity of this block. After all of the star ” type” blocks, I was ready for this simple little rail fence variation. And I had fun with the colors…again!

Here is the Kona block done up in — in Oasis, Fog,  and Breakers ( I followed Allison’s instructions, but I used these three colors very randomly):

D12days Kona10

Here is the first Anna Maria Horner True Colors  from Free Spirit block (the strip sets were random, but do you see the T’s that I found while laying the subunits out?):

D12days AMH1

Here is the second Blue And White  from Michael Miller block (this is actually very planned out but one of the prints had so much variety, it looks more random than it really is):

D12days B&W2

Here is the Grunge from Moda block (and for the Grunge, I stuck to a very, very controlled arrangement!):


And here are the Aurifil threads of the day (2605 and 2780):

D12days thread 10

You know the drill by now! Go ahead and comment on the blocks, the fabrics, the threads, your hopes for the New Year, what you’re snacking on right now, etc….A comment a day makes you eligible for the daily small packs and the big prizes at the end as well!

I know I keep teasing you with saying, “oh, I’ll post those prize photos tomorrow…blah, blah, blah…..” but Tomorrow I think I may actually get that done….maybe…. (I know you don’t believe me, but thanks for humoring me all the same!)


  • nikki


    Hey I like surprises! !! Now the blue/white made me happy! !! Love this pattern!!

    December 29, 2013 at 11:12 pm
  • Michele


    Hope you had a very Merry Christmas…and are planning a safe & Happy New Year! I’m still trying to decide which cotton solids I want to add to my stash.

    December 29, 2013 at 11:53 pm
  • audrey


    Love the controlled block especially. It’s such a classic. 🙂

    December 30, 2013 at 12:41 am
  • Donna Joy


    Stairway looks great with that grunge by moda. Blue is my favorite color, so I’m really liking that look.
    Can’t sleep, so here I am checking out what’s going on in the quilting world. Ya it’s all good.

    December 30, 2013 at 4:51 am
  • Amy C


    I like these blocks – simple but really effective! I will be sad when 12 days are finished but look forward to seeing what you do make with them all!

    December 30, 2013 at 4:53 am
  • You made my head spin this morning with the new blocks. I love the softness of the ‘rail’. They were all wonderful! Since my birthstone is the beautiful blue sapphire, the blue and white along with the thread captured my heart, even after growing up being made to wear blue to ‘bring out my eyes’ :-). I still love the Grunge, it’s my youth and rebellious side.
    I’m a little angry at my self from yesterday, making my short post with a migraine, set my ipad down before posting and there she sat until this morning, arrggh.

    December 30, 2013 at 6:26 am
  • Sandy K


    I like them all but the True Colors blocks really stands out. Happy New Year.

    December 30, 2013 at 7:36 am
  • Vicki H


    Today’s Blue and White block is very striking. I like simple.

    December 30, 2013 at 7:46 am
  • Mara


    I’m liking the blue and white today, it looks really great in this block.

    December 30, 2013 at 7:54 am
  • Gill


    What a great block – I like all four versions!

    December 30, 2013 at 7:54 am
  • Emily C


    Love the blue and white block. At this point I would say that the grand prize is a surprise and leave it at that. I’m sure whoever wins the grand prize will be very happy, so pictures are not really that important.

    December 30, 2013 at 9:00 am
  • melissa


    I like simple blocks like that. You can do so much with how it appears by the colors, shades and prints used.

    December 30, 2013 at 9:51 am
  • Bethany


    I love the block pattern, and how you can arrange the colors so it can look planned or just random!

    December 30, 2013 at 10:02 am
  • Cecilia


    In still in love with the Kona and Grunge blocks! I can’t wait to see the set of each put together. I’m determined to try a solid quilt this year! Thanks for all of the inspiration.

    December 30, 2013 at 10:21 am



    December 30, 2013 at 10:29 am
  • Lea


    I just found your blog while I was visiting Missouri Mel’s blog. All of your blocks are wonderful.

    December 30, 2013 at 10:45 am
  • T totally Fun !!

    December 30, 2013 at 10:45 am
  • Lori M


    Loving the 3D look of the Grunge block….great colors!

    December 30, 2013 at 11:08 am
  • Janice Mc Laren


    Again my favorite is the blue and white.

    December 30, 2013 at 11:34 am
  • Kathy Davis


    The blue and white block is my favorite! I collect blue and white pottery. And I just ate some almonds and grapes…good combination. Thanks, Kathy

    December 30, 2013 at 11:42 am
  • Jessica P.


    If I had to pick a favorite, I would say that I really enjoy the Blue and White by Michael Miller. I did a rail fence quilt as my very first quilt. It is so much fun to look through yours.

    December 30, 2013 at 11:42 am
  • Janice


    I love the Aurfil threads and am jealous that you got so much done.

    December 30, 2013 at 11:46 am
  • Maryellen


    I’m enjoying this! Loved the blues and grunge again today. The planned vs. random was fun to note, too.

    December 30, 2013 at 12:10 pm
  • Alexis


    Love the T’s. They don’t jump out at you until you point them out. My son Theo would love a whole quilt of T’s.

    December 30, 2013 at 12:45 pm
  • Mom C


    I really like the Kona blues. Made a twin quilt for a grand daughter using blocks of tan, aqua and black, rotating them so they formed a chevron. It is a gorgeous quilt and since she picked out the fabrics, just what she wanted. Thanks.

    December 30, 2013 at 1:08 pm
  • Joyce Carter


    The Kona and Grunge have always been my favorite blocks. However, today I am liking the True Colors block the best. I love the way the “T’s” stand out in this block. I can’t believe you are almost at the end. I am going to miss visiting your blog every day and seeing all the blocks that you make. But I would love to see a quilt that you make from them. Have a great day!

    December 30, 2013 at 1:16 pm
  • Judy


    I love the blue aurifill thread and that blue and white block is gorgeous.

    December 30, 2013 at 1:18 pm
  • Great block.My fav is true colors.HAPPY NEW YEAR!

    December 30, 2013 at 1:46 pm
  • Jo


    I really like the true colors block this time

    December 30, 2013 at 2:57 pm
  • Pam


    I love the dimension you created with the dark fabrics in the Michael Miller and Grunge collections. Thanks again for sharing. I’m looking forward to the photo of all of the blocks together!

    December 30, 2013 at 3:02 pm
  • I think I would like the AMH block with the Grunge layout. I like the T version, but I am a bit of a control freak. LOL

    This Aurifil would look great with that aqua I was swooning over a few posts ago…. Love.

    December 30, 2013 at 3:08 pm
  • Stephanie


    Love the thread! Happy New Year!!

    December 30, 2013 at 3:29 pm
  • Tiffany Bohland


    Love love love this block!

    December 30, 2013 at 3:37 pm
  • Sarah


    I love being the only one at work so I can read blogs all day.

    December 30, 2013 at 3:47 pm
  • Interesting, I seem to be drawn to different blocks each day! the blue and white solids is fab, as is the True Colors AMH.
    I love the T’s, and the Kona could be fabulous as a whole randomized quilt top. But when I squint my eyes, I can really see that Grunge block too……..

    December 30, 2013 at 3:49 pm
  • Bethanie


    Love this pattern especially the randomly placed one 🙂

    December 30, 2013 at 3:55 pm
  • Kelly Williams


    I love the Blue and White Michael Miller….and I could always use more thread!!

    December 30, 2013 at 5:36 pm
  • Lisa Marie


    Love your color choices in the Kona block! Happy New Year!

    December 30, 2013 at 6:06 pm
  • Today is great fun! The Ts are my favourite. Makes me want to make some T blocks this way too. Neat to see how something so simple can be controlled – or not – and appear random but be planned all because of different fabrics. Of course, the maker has a lot to do with it! Thanks for spoiling us with so much creative colour fun. Love the almost silver looking thread today too:)

    December 30, 2013 at 7:00 pm
  • I am loving the blue and white today with grunge directly behind. Love the haphazardly placement of the blue and white. Totally looking forward to seeing the blocks all together. 😉

    December 30, 2013 at 7:00 pm
  • Jansie


    Oohhh, those thread colors are perfect for my next upcoming project. Very cool.

    December 30, 2013 at 7:05 pm
  • Kim


    Love the blue and white from michael miller. Aurifil 2780 will really enhance that block!

    December 30, 2013 at 7:15 pm
  • MaryBeth


    Cool blocks. Just got back from dinner with all the kids and grands at our favorite restaurant in Little Italy and members only night at the aquarium in Baltimore – the ONLY way to see the aquarium as far as I’m concerned. Hope you have a wonderful new year. Thanks for the giveaway.

    December 30, 2013 at 7:38 pm
  • I love both the kona and grunge this time;not so keen on the prints though.

    December 30, 2013 at 7:39 pm
  • Allyson LePenske


    Love all of them as usual!

    December 30, 2013 at 7:45 pm
  • I have a cup of Apple & Cinnamon tea from Stash in my mug. Have spent the day knitting on my Temperature scarf. Sure did have to use some ‘cold’ colours for this month. Was supposed to spend New Years with friends, but he had a heart attack on Christmas day, so I think we are staying home and leaving him to a quiet recovery day. Prehaps I’ll dig out some stored blocks and put together a comfort quilt for him….

    December 30, 2013 at 7:55 pm
  • LOVE the True Colors from Free Spirit; it is stunning! The others didn’t send me like me the True Colors did.
    Chilling out today after the company left yesterday. Didn’t get much done at all, but that’s ok, cause tomorrow
    is another day!! And it’s New Year’s Eve!!

    December 30, 2013 at 8:10 pm
  • I love your blocks, colors are fantastic! Just hanging with hubby on the couch watching a little t.v. 🙂

    December 30, 2013 at 8:28 pm
  • The blue and white block is the best looks like scales! Love the fabric choices! Happy New Years!

    December 30, 2013 at 8:30 pm
  • Picture of prizes – he he he!! I just imagine the stack getting bigger and bigger every time you say that! Oh those AMH True Colors make one beautiful block!

    December 30, 2013 at 8:36 pm
  • I like the Kona fabrics for this block. That blue Aurifil thread just gleams- it would look wonderful on that blue and white Michael Miller block.

    December 30, 2013 at 8:40 pm
  • Janice


    I’m so excited that one of my granddaughters is learning to sew! She is 9 and really getting into it! She’s made several pillow cases for Christmas presents and was so tickled. Sewing is such a wonderful thing to share!

    December 30, 2013 at 8:42 pm
  • Patty


    Grunge and True Colors are my favorites. The T pattern really shows up nice in the True Colors. I love the aqua Grunge. I didn’t realize there were so many Grunge colors.

    December 30, 2013 at 8:46 pm
  • Evie H


    I love this block, especially the Kona and Grunge ones. Good job, as always!

    December 30, 2013 at 9:11 pm
  • Joy


    I’d love to see pictures of the blocks all together when this is all over (especially the Grunge!).

    December 30, 2013 at 9:21 pm
  • KarenV


    I gotta say I liked Allison’s block so much on this one! just beautiful”. And again, the colors of the Aurafil – stunning!

    December 30, 2013 at 11:02 pm
  • Whoa I hate to admit it but I don’t like any of these. But don’t take it too personal I think it is the patterns fault. Yikes…I’m sorry I said that out loud 🙁
    Hey Kathy,
    It’s all good! I don’t like every thing I see either…and that’s okay!

    December 30, 2013 at 11:06 pm
  • Rose Smith


    Really loving that white and blue again! It’s so surprising to me that I’m loving the types of patterns I would usually avoid, thinking they were too busy. – Guess that’s the novice in me! Thanks for showing us these different blocks 🙂

    December 31, 2013 at 12:41 am
  • Judy Forkner


    I’m thinking about eating some Marlborough Apple Pie in a few minutes (as soon as I finish commenting on all your 12 Days of color blogs!)

    December 31, 2013 at 1:17 am
  • Actually I didn’t like this block at all, but the blue and white would work for me in a quilt with just stairway blocks.

    December 31, 2013 at 4:55 am
  • Love this block! Love how simple yet powerful this design can be. Thanks for sharing Scott!

    December 31, 2013 at 5:34 am
  • Kay


    i love the thread colours, especially the blue. Happy New year to you.

    December 31, 2013 at 5:47 am
  • Wenda


    Love the Kona colors and the and the Anna Maria Horner True Colors!

    December 31, 2013 at 5:48 am
  • Great blocks, it will be fun to see some of these together when you play with them. Happy New Year, hope you are celebrating tonight!

    December 31, 2013 at 7:48 am
  • nadia wilson


    I love using Aurifil threads! The 50# thread virtually disappears in the seams! Using Aurifil always guarantees me a very accurate 1/4″ seam.

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


    Love the blue block!

    December 31, 2013 at 11:35 am
  • Elizabeth S


    Anna Maria Horner block is my favorite here

    December 31, 2013 at 11:38 am
  • usairdoll


    Another great day. Love the blue and white snd of course the Grunge block. It would be great to see all the blocks from their lines together. Great job!

    December 31, 2013 at 7:15 pm
  • diane


    Love this in True Colors!

    December 31, 2013 at 10:39 pm
  • Deborah Hillman


    Love the blue & white!

    January 1, 2014 at 1:04 am
  • Mary


    Love the grunge,,,again!

    January 1, 2014 at 1:59 am
  • Crystal Flemmer


    I’m surprised by how much I really like every one of the blocks this time. Maybe it’s the simplicity of the pattern that speaks to me. Can’t go wrong with a rail fence block.

    January 1, 2014 at 10:43 am
  • Margaret


    AMH never disappoints. I love that True Colors block.

    January 1, 2014 at 10:50 am
  • Linda Fleming


    I love the use of the rail fence block – it shows off all of these fabrics so well! It’s interesting to see the different effects achieved by using controlled/ random placement of the strips. I like the detail shown in Anna’s fabrics.
    How many blue threads does Aurifil have?

    Linda, I don’t know for sure how many blues Aurifil has. I have an older card and I counted 34, but I am sure there are more by now!

    January 1, 2014 at 11:53 am
  • Carolyn Montgomery


    love the blue and white block, one of my fav combos

    January 1, 2014 at 2:22 pm
  • Susan


    I love the blue and gray threads. I am drinking some sparkling cider at the moment.

    January 1, 2014 at 3:20 pm

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