Saturday, January 8, 2011

Today's Forecast: BLIZZARD!

..."Seriously, I am not going outside!" I have spent most of today working on my Orange Peel and Aussie Block Swap.  

 My swap partner for January is Cathy and she requested a surprise block of harvest colors or purples. I ended up botching the harvest block. I tried to remake it twice and in the end I didn't have any more harvest-colored fabric left. It was a very frustrating morning but with a 1/2 a pot of coffee I got back on track. So Cathy- you are getting a purple block!!!  

It seems a tad bit darker than it really is.

For my Orange Peel, I am having a hard time deciding what color binding to go with. Should I stick with the same teal as the outer border or go with the inner black border color? 

Bye for now,


  1. Good plan. Don't go out!
    Binding? How brave of you to ask. What if everyone has a different opinion? I think I would use one of the inner colors, either dark oe light rather than the teal But then, the teal is a lovely shade.

  2. ya, don't go out.. I am stuck in my house, while my hubby is out plowing out the Cows... You know I think that I would go with the lime green.... But if you are really unsure bring it to club in February and I am sure they will be able to help....

  3. Hi Ladies!

    I think you are both right... something from the middle. I think I am starting to lean towards the lime green idea. I think it would tie it in nicely.


  4. Oh I just love your orange peel quilt. What about a stripe on the binding that has the inner colors and the dark as well? I always like to use binding that incorporates all the colors in my quilt if possible.
    Beautiful work!