Hello Hello! Today is National Chocolate Cupcake Day!
Vicky told me that if I showed any more food pictures… my safety might be at risk. So a block with fabrics in a lovely, rich chocolate-brown will have to do. It’s not quite dark chocolate… maybe milk chocolate with coffee nibs.
(Vicky… you didn’t say I couldn’t write about food and chocolate.)
This is Tammy’s block – it’s made with fabrics from an upcoming collection by Lisa Bongean. (Yes, this is a sneak peek… something Gatherings is the name of it.) The background is from Gingiber’s Catnip collection.
My block is a bit more like a Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake…
The prints are from Union Blues by Barbara Brackman, Collection For a Cause Millbook 1889 by Howard Marcus and Rachel Remembered by Betsy Chutchian. The background… you probably already know that it is from Snowberry by 3 Sisters.
Question of the Week ~ It’s Fall, Halloween is less than two weeks away and Christmas is in two months… do you make seasonal quilts? When do you start making them?
I do! I’ve made a few and I have a few others planned, started, living in my head. While I have made a few quilts using holiday-themed fabric, my favorites are those that use the seasonally-themed color palette like red and green for Christmas, black and orange for Fall and Halloween, etc.
This is Tilt – it’s a 60-degree nine-patch that I just hung on the wall a week or so ago. (Please forgive the lighting… I should get a better picture of it.)
I do like making quilts that have what can best be described as a seasonal color palette. Most were red and green Christmas quilts but a few mere made with Christmas fabrics… especially backings! There was a stretch of time when I knew when to start looking for the seasonal novelty prints from “another fabric company”. Snowmen, Santa Claus and ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas were a few of my favorites, they made the best pajamas and quilt backings. Then… Folk Art Wedding Christmas by Robyn Pandolph came along. I made quilts with all three – four? – of the collections. They’re still some of my favorite quilts… even though I gave a couple of them away.
I pulled these fabrics last year – 2016 – for a quilt and never got around to making it so using these fabrics for a different quilt is on my list for 2018.
Just in case you missed it – CLICK HERE for the link to Jo’s blog and link to Block 33 – Starz.
That’s it for today, October 18. Be sure to visit Lisa, Lynne, Betsy and Jan to see their blocks and what other good things they might have made:
- Lynne’s Blog / Facebook / Website
- Betsy’s Blog / Facebook / Instagram
- Jo’s Blog / Instagram
- Jan’s Blog / Website
- Lisa’s Blog / Website / Instagram
If you’re not already a member, you can still join the Moda Blockheads Facebook group. It’s a busy group with lots of tips, suggestions and support.
Happy Blockhead Wednesday!