Sunday, April 1, 2012

Color Challenge Block

This is my color challenge for March. I'm making identical blocks then will put them together into a quilt at the end of the year. I have so many BOMs and quilt groups with project deadlines that a block is about all I can muster but I'm just LOVING this experiment in color.

I've recently become very fond of gray. You know why it's difficult to find a really true gray and not a brownish gray or a bluish gray? Because you use brown and blue to MAKE gray--not black and white as I always thought. Know how I know that? We painted our hose gray a couple of years ago and the painter explained it to me!

I sure am enjoying seeing what everyone else is creating with this color challenge that Judy has treated us with! Take a look and see what everyone else's blog has to show!

A Row Quilt

Have you ever done a Row Quilt? It's sort of like a Round Robin except instead of making a block and having a few borders sewn around it, you make a row and everyone else makes a row to go with it. Then, you put all the rows (usually 5 or 6) together and finish it. My Spring Chicks group started a Row Robin a couple of months ago and we had an exchange of our first rows recently. First, here's the one I made for Betsy: Her original row is on the top and the one I made, with the apple trees and fence, is on the bottom. She wanted houses and paper-pieced elements.


In this photo, Julie holds the row she made (on top) with my original row on the bottom. I just LOVE the kitties she made for me!!! These are MY kitties--Bobo and Tippy. It will be a bright, fun wall hanging for my foyer!

In my last post, you saw the center of this "owl" quilt I've been commissioned to make for my daughter's best friend's little girl. I've added the borders and am in the process of quilting it.  ***Thanks to Judy for treating us to Design Wall Monday!***