Sunday, December 23, 2012

Orange/Aqua Star Blocks

Merry (almost) Christmas! And Happy Holidays too! :)
I finished the handmade gifts that were going to make the mailing deadline and sent them off. A couple people are going to get Happy New Year gifts from me. So the last few days I've had some fun working on a star quilt I started a while back. Here's a shot of most of the blocks so far:

 star blocks progress 
I have finished 6 more blocks that aren't shown here, too.

I have been crowdsourcing advice on the color scheme for this quilt, trying to decide if I should add pink or not. I made up a block with some blush colored Mendocino octopi fabric, it's sort of peachy pink but has a dark orange octopus in it. So that color is in. I think. I'll have to lay the whole group out again next time it is light and we are home, and see how it looks.

We are excited for our 2nd annual Christmas Eve in Seattle traditions tomorrow; planning on visiting a fun beach and going to a very delicious restaurant too. I'm excited for Christmas and also happy for the solstice and the return of lighter days.

Also--it took me forever, but I finally uploaded photos of my November Believe Circle blocks. The theme this time was orange and gray improv:

November Believe block 2

November believe block 1
 Our group took the month of December off; I'm looking forward to next month!


StasaLynn said...

Oh..... I LOVE orange and gray together.... I would have never thought to put these two together. Beautiful.

Merry Christmas!!!

Italian Villas for Rent said...

These blocks are looking nice and i like the color combination very much.

Villas in Tuscany said...

It's not easy to share such an outstanding post hats off to you...

Villas in Tuscany

QuiltNut Creations said...

Loving your star quilt. Great colours.