You may have noticed the Vice Versa Block of the Month link button on my blog. Gen X Quilters is hosting the Vice Versa Block of the Month Quilt Along. It is now March and I have yet to complete a block. I have been putting the blocks off as I finished other projects and started a few more. Once again, I am not project monogamous!
There were a few circumstances that led to the delay. I usually purchase fabric with a pattern in mind, choose then decide on a backing at a later date. This is the 2nd time I have done this – both time used solids for the quilt top. (The first time was a test pattern quilt for Terry Atkinson’s Tortilla Strips with Ellen Lucketts’ Quilt Block). I was waffling on my fabric choice, so I got a second opinion. My husband gave it the thumbs down, which (in my mind) allowed me to purchase different fabric. I changed my backing fabric, which then led to changing the solid colors for the front. I had big plans to complete the January and February blocks at the quilt retreat. Due to ugly winter weather, my fabric didn’t arrive in time.
I based my solid colors off of the color scheme of Tula Pink’s Acacia Pineapple Slices Sugar. The backing has a great neutral tan, which allows the colors to really show. I did some color matching with my handy Moda Bella Solids and Kona Solids color cards
I am using:
The dark purple was purchased at my local quilt store. I didn’t write down the manufacturer or color. This fabric will also be used as my binding.
From top to bottom, the other colors are:
- Moda Bella Solid Turquoise
- Moda Bella Amelia Green
- Moda Bella Solid Peony
- Kona Petunia
So I have officially started!! I started with the February blocks. No real reason why, I just did.
Maybe it is easier to do a few blocks at a time. Or it could be that I just have to get in the mindset be more consistent about monthly projects. I still have 4 blocks left for the Fat Quarter Shop 2013-14 Designer Mystery Block of the Month. Once that is complete, I will only be working on the Vice Versa Block of the Month.
Seems like I am in a purple phase. Orchid is the Pantone Color of the Year. Does that mean I am actually following the trends using purple? I like to think that I have always been a purple fan. The first car that I bought was purple – this could just be nostalgia.
I am linking up with Lee’s WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced. Thanks for hosting Lee!
Also linking up with Kelly’s Needle and Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation!