Sunday, January 14, 2024

A Slow Stitched Sew & Tell

It's Sew &Tell time... Welcome!  I had a super productive week with two fabulous finishes that I shared late in the week.  You can read all of the details here.

I am still in a holding pattern for finishing the Denver Nuggets basketball quilt. The backing fabric should be delivered on Tuesday.

After a thorough cleaning of the house and bathrooms, I turned my attention to our Camping Journal quilt. I made a few more park signs and then I created a few kits for the blocks I decided to include to represent each night of our stays.  Below are two for our stay at Palo Duro Canyon State Park where we enjoyed plenty of hiking... 

The scene represented in my block above

As I sat and stitched and enjoyed a variety of shows (Little House, a hallmark movie about a veil, Heartland and others, I kept thinking, "I have other projects I should be starting."  But I told myself to just sit and enjoy... So... I did.  It was relaxing and cozy.

For the coming week, I will allow my attention to turn to a few new projects.  I had a request for another Colorado Flag table runner and a set of 4 bowl cozies in the colors of a Colorado flag.  

The table runner will be easy and quick... I need to think on the bowl cozies. As luck would have it, I happen to have the 100% cotton batting required for the cozies since I had a customer request a few microwaveable potato baker bags before Christmas.

Let's take a look at this week's feature... Nann at With Strings Attached shared several finishes, but her nine-patch with gold-ish/cheddar setting squares captured my attention.

It is a bold color and as an "unofficial" challenge to myself this year, I have a desire to use more bold colors and quilt-outside-the-box in some of my projects.  

Does the fact that I stated that here make it official now?  If so, disregard it!  

I have a friend who loves purple and encourages me to use it more in my quilts.  I find myself naturally drawn to greens in many of my quilts... blue is my favorite color... Orange is probably my least used color in quilting... How about you???

What color is your favorite to use in quilts?
What color is your least used or favorite?

Leave a comment... I'd love to hear from you!

Stay warm and Keep Piecing,


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  1. I love all colors and they find their way into all my quilts.

  2. I'm drawn to greens, too, but do love the bolder colors. I've never used them much for background fabric in quilts. My goal is to use red as a background one of these days!

  3. I love using purples, pinks, greens, blues, yellows, oranges...I guess most all the colors. Brown is my least favorite color to use. Have a great week, Melva!

  4. My favorite color is yellow and you don't see near enough of it in quilts. I don't think I have a color that I don't really like to use.

  5. Love your new camping journal blocks! So clever and pretty. Thanks for sharing on my weekly show and tell, Wednesday Wait Loss.

  6. The camping journal quilt is a neat idea.

    Hmmm colors...I like most colors and use most of them. I have certain combinations that I like a lot (brights on white or brights on black background, red, white, and blue, fall colors, blue and yellow, etc. I suppose the color I use the least would be kind of an olive green. I usually use deep green or a bright green, but don't use a lot of lighter greens or olive green.

  7. Purple and green together make a lovely quilt. I bought a UFO in those colors at an estate sale and it was beautiful when finished.