Thursday, June 9, 2016

Blocks for PAussietivity, and other WIPs

You may remember I'm remaking one of my book quilts, Positivity, with an Australian feature fabric and several colors of Grunge for the blocks.

I got the blocks all made, and here they are on my design wall.

The colors in the top photo are more accurate than in the blocks. I think the yellow is too light. I need to find a darker mustard yellow, which will still coordinate fine with the print, but won't stand out so much as too pale. Or maybe if I can't find the right yellow, I can find a sky blue.

This Saturday my STLMQG bee is having a sew day at a local shop. The shop carries a large selection of Grunge, so I'll have an opportunity to shop for a replacement color then. At the sewing event I'll be working on a bee block for one of the bee members and working on my LC Triangle blocks. I think that'll be enough to keep me busy for the day.

Then next weekend I'll be at a 3-day retreat at GS Camp. I'm planning to finish cutting everything for PAussietivity before camp, so I can get the top pieced to a flimsy while I'm there.

In addition, I'll be participating in the 12 Days of Christmas in July blog hop hosted by Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict. I'm making monogrammed pillows for two gifts, and I'll feature a tutorial for them on my stop on the blog hop. Time now to get busy on Christmas gifts so there's not such a big crunch in December!

Linking up with Kelly from My Quilt Infatuation for Needle & Thread Thursday 


  1. I hope you find just the right color today! I love where you are going with it though. It helps a lot to have all your projects cut before a retreat, that way you can just sew and sew! And yes, you have a full day ahead of you!

  2. I don't know the grunge line very well at all, and I hope you can find a replacement color easily. I can't wait to see how the feature fabric pulls it all together. :)

  3. So is the Aussie fabric going to be just the border or does it get to play in the center part, too?

  4. I like the contrast with the lighter yellow. But you have to go with your vision for the quilt. Happy stitching this week, sounds like you'll get lots of time to play.