Saturday, October 25, 2014

Last Saturday in brown and black...

I am very happy we still have a week of October since I still need to make my 12 black churn dash blocks! I did get the 12 brown ones sewn up on Wednesday.

I am getting pretty curious as to what color November will be.... and December? In the past December has been a 'free' month but maybe there will be a posted color this year? I guess I'll have to wait and find out....

I purchased a bunch of Kona black last weekend and think I might make some hexagons to have in the busy bag so I can start the pathway's of the hexagon flowers I have been making all year. I've been playing Candy Crush or Cookie Jam in the car line this week... Must replenish the busy bag with hand work! My inspiration is from a book called America's Glorious Quilts. A friend from bowling last year brought her book in for me to look at and there are tons of great quilts in this book. The pictures are all from a 1971 exhibition of quilts from The Whitney Museum of American Art. Over 300 pages of beautiful quilts and a nice write up on the different types of quilts. I got mine through Amazon back in May for $11. It was well worth the cost as I find myself looking through the book a few times a month at night.


There is a picture of a flower garden quilt with black surrounding the flowers. I like the look and can't wait to see how my flowers look with black surrounding them.
Mine will be brighter with my fabrics but it should look pretty neat when it is done.... I hope.

I scheduled this post so hopefully I am at work today and I survived Disney - Magic Kingdom on Friday with Grandma H and the kids. They had a day off from school and it is finally cool enough for me to be outside down here during the day!

Head on over to SoScrappy and see what other dark colors have been coming out to play.

13 comments:

scraphappy said...

Thinking about the end of the year has me excited to see everyone's quilts coming together. December will be "free" again, hopefully to start putting some quilts together.

Julierose said...

Love those little churn dashes! I'll have to see if our library has that book; sounds like a good read and leafing through for me right now. Hugs, Julierose

Marly said...

Nice churn dash blocks, and that is a nice layout for your hexy garden. I must check on that book; it looks inspiring.

Kate said...

Your Churn Dash blocks turned out nicely. The black is really going to make your hexies pop.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Gotta love great resource books like that one!

Design Originals by KC said...

Deb, Great work turning out 12 churn dashes! They are cute... I love having a book to just look at read about quilts from the past. I also find that quilt inspiring and glad you will be able to make a version in real life... glad you got the black for that too.. very neat effect to use that for the pathway! Have a great weekend and glad you survived Disney and had fun! Kathi

Katie Z. said...

Ooh... I think your flowers will glow against the black. What a great plan!

Edith said...

Your Churn Dash are great, and I love the look of the hexie quilt with black.

Nell's Quilts said...

That Hexagon layout with the black looks like wonderful mosaic tiles. Can't wait to see how your bright one looks. Great little churn dash - one of my favourite blocks.

Jeanne said...

Great little churn dash blocks!

Quilter Kathy said...

You made me smile at the thought of it being cool enough to go outside! I had frost on my windshield yesterday :(
That flower layout is gorgeous with the black frames!

Angie said...

Black for the hexagons sounds intriguing - I look forward to seeing that! I have a copy of America's Glorious Quilts. I remember my excitement at finding it at Sam's 20-something years ago. Still love it!

Cathy said...

I'll bet you are excited about getting those hexies together. I think the black will be the wow factor.

I've never heard of that book. I like that it has crazy quilting on the cover!