Saturday, February 8, 2014

In the Pink!

February kind of crept up on me.  I guess I was focused on finishing Stars and Stripes.  Anyway, Monday I went to the scrap bin and found some black and white and pink fabrics for my pickle dish blocks and my wonky star block.
I wasn't a bit surprised not to find much. It is just not a go to color for me.



But hopefully I can squeeze out my four blocks,  I definitely want to use some of the toile that was trimmed off the backing of my pyramid quilt.  It should look great next to a pink, don't you think? 



These blocks are really starting to grow on me. I love the polka dots that I am using for the centers and the neutral background really lets the color in each block shine. I am already looking forward to the end of the year when I will have 36 blocks.  Arranging them in their final layout will be a lot of fun!




32 comments:

  1. nice blocks - I have found I am very low on some colors as I have been organizing my scraps - I do have a bit of pink though as I had gotten a large fat quarter pack some time back that had a lot in it

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    1. Thanks Karen, I guess I am just not a pink person. I have more green than anything and of course I can never say no to red fabric.

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    1. It is definitely not a quilt that I would have planned, but I am really falling in love with it. Joining the scrap challenge has been good for me.

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  3. Your blocks are looking great. The black polka dots in the center with the grey background are really making all your beautiful colors pop. Such fun to come visit you each week.

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    1. Yeah, I agree Deb! I was really worried when I pulled out all my brights from my stash and joined the challenge. With the addition of Vicki's hand dyed fabrics, this quilt is teaching me a lot. Sometimes a girl just has to have fun!

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  4. Fun blocks. It's going to be a stunning quilt when you have all your blocks done.

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    1. Thanks Kate! It will be so much fun to add blocks as each month comes along! I am one who gets bored with making the same block over and over but only having to do 3 a month is working out great.

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  5. Great blocks. I love that pattern and have been looking at it again this week. Maybe I should start it?

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    1. You definitely should Cathy! I have found myself wishing lately that I had more scraps around.

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  6. What a fun look for the pickle dish. That polka dot centre is great!

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    1. Being mostly a traditional quilter, I needed some kind of control. I think they worked out great and have always loved polka dots. Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Thanks! I can't wait to get two more pink made this month. These blocks are so much fun and totally out of my comfort zone, but I am loving every minute of it.

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  8. I'm going to watch this design grow with interest!

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  9. Very pretty blocks. They are going to make a very interesting quilt.

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  10. It is so much fun to watch these blocks grow - what a great rainbow quilt this will be at the end of the year!

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    1. It is fun, adding each color is going to be so much fun. I can't wait until I can arrange them into a top.

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  11. Love it so far. Great way to pace yourself.

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  12. Such a great growing collection! They will be a beautiful quilt someday.

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  13. I love each of your blocks individually and am fascinated with how you will lay it out in the end. The suspense!

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    1. Me too! I am up for it and I can't imagine it not being fun!

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  14. I have heard of these being called eye-lash blocks... just love them!

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    1. I haven't heard that name before, interesting and thanks for sharing. They do kind of look like eyes with lashes! LOL

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  15. I love your blocks ... that polka dot fabric plays so nicely with the other fabrics you've chosen ... adds some visual interest while letting the other fabrics pop. Gorgeous!

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  16. Carla I like your fabric and color choices. This quilt is going to be very pretty!

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    1. Time will tell, but it is fun to work with some bright fabrics, quite different than what I usually do.

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