Saturday, April 16, 2011

Whoop! and a Color Challenge!

Jungle Critters, Strippy Thing, and Color Challenge -- these are a few of my favorite things (sing along, if you wish)!  One of my bestest buds in Texas is a first-time grandma, so Jungle Critters was completed, and went out to her grandson.  I made another block for Strippy Thing after the Quilting Gremlins stole one from the design wall.  And the Color Challenge watermelon is teeeny, tiny.  Go to Sarah's site for more Whoop, Whoop! Friday show-and-tell here:  She's very forgiving to those who don't know their Fridays from their Saturdays.

If you love color and are interested in a color challenge, go here:  On the 16th of every month, they announce a color palette, drawn from a photo.  You make something creative, using one or all of the colors.  No sign-up or requirements, but you can add your project to their Flickr page, or just see what others have made.  My challenge to myself was to use the monthly color palette for a  BOM that is itty bitty paper piecing that finishes out to about 3" x 4".   The pp blocks are monthly themes, and I've been able to use the colors from the first three months for a Christmas tree, an iris, and now the watermelon.  By process of elimination, I'm worried the snowman block will be the last one to be made, and the last color palette will be orange and green!  Here is this month's gorgeous palette, just to whet your appetite:

The same blog has a monthly technique and journal quilts sections, see the links on the right side of their blog.  For you artsy people, you'll find lots of eye candy, and maybe something challenging, as well!


  1. I love the idea of using minis to meet challenges. Easily worked up and to get finished. Lovely set of WHOOPS!

  2. You did great this week!! Lovely finishes, for sure.... whoop whoop!!!

  3. Strippy thing is looking great! Congrats on getting the cute Jungle Critters out the door!

  4. Nice finishes! I especially like that watermelon:)

  5. I like paper piecing too! Good idea to use that for the challenge! Glad you got that last block made for your quilt!