Monday, October 22, 2012

November Block & Color Choices for January

Good morning yall! :) I finished up Anna's block for November earlier in the week. I posted a picture in our Flickr group, but wanted to go ahead and post it here.
I loved the colors that she choose. I never would've thought to do orange and this pretty green together. I'll be honest and tell you that green isn't my favorite color but these were so fun!! I was so nervous about doing circles.... I've been wanting to try some different circle techniques but in the end, chickened out and decided to do what I knew! I hated the idea of messing up someone else's block, ya know? Anyways, I'm really pleased with how it turned out!

I can't wait for Erin's fabrics to get here so I can get started on hers.

Meanwhile, I'm working on getting my fabric cut for the January blocks. I wanted to get those sent out to yall sometime in November (so you'll have plenty of time with the holidays and all). Here is my inspiration board for my block:
My primary colors are pink and orange (obviously) but also yellow, coral, whites/creams.... anything in that warm tone. I'm hoping everyone will steer away from too much red. :)

This is the block pattern that I choose. It's called a modified bento box. The tutorial is from Film in the Fridge and can be found HERE

Here's the fabrics that I have on hand that I'm working on getting cut for yall to use. 
They are:
Dear Stella Mumsy
Holly HOlderman "New Tiny Ticking"
Essential Dots by Moda
Michael Miller Chic Chevron

And I'm still debating about whether to add this last one in there, too. It's Marguerite by Riley Blake in sort of a pale orange-y coral color.

I made a starter block to show everyone kind of what I'm leaning towards. Actually, I made two starter blocks, and really played around with how you can toy with this block pattern. You can see how I mixed up the pieces for each ring. I cut up one of them to show yall how they look once they are cut up! Please keep your blocks at the size they finish out at (around 16 inches) and please press your seams open. My only real request is to use the same fabric that I did for the center piece (the Dear Stella Mumsy). Otherwise, have fun!

I'm really looking forward to see what scraps people use in their blocks. I love the idea of using scraps with coordinated fabric. I think it makes quilts look so pretty! :) Thanks to all my bee friends for their help!! :)


  1. Your colors are gorgeous. I can't wait to get my fabric in the mail!

    I love your appliqued circles, your block is beautiful!

  2. Love the block, love you color scheme. I've actually been playing around with the cooler ranges of the color spectrum, so this will be a nice change of pace. I cannot wait to get your fabric and start playing. I have a few fun pinks and oranges in my scrap/stash pile. So I'll see what I can come up with.