Revising Myself and Fabric Choices Ahead

Posted by on April 14, 2010 in Uncategorized | 9 comments

In the sneak peek email for the March block,  I told you that you could save your off-cuts from the scrap strips squares and we’d use them in MAY . . . and because I have done some shifting around, that statement should be revised to say that you might choose to use them in JUNE.

Looking ahead a few months, here’s what I have planned . . . in case you happen to find yourself at quilt show vendor booth or quilt shop and need an excuse to shop 😉

MAY – will be “two color” blocks that can be one of the following combination:

  1. Background fabric, which may be:
    • WHITE (solid or WOW) OR
    • BLACK (solid or BOB) OR
    • BLACK & WHITE print
  2. LIME GREEN (solid or TOT)

For multiple blocks, you may repeat fabrics as long as each block is a unique fabric combination.

JUNE *** REVISED ***  will be scrappy blocks made of:

  1. YELLOW or GOLD (solid or TOT) background
  2. Scraps of your choosing (which could be those off cuts from March)
  3. RED (solid or TOT)

For multiple blocks, you may use the same yellow (gold) background and the same red. You can repeat fabrics in the scraps among all your blocks.

JULY – is another “two color” block, made from:

  1. BLACK (solid or BOB) background
  2. BRIGHT fabric of your choice

For multiple blocks, you may use the same black background, but the BRIGHT fabric must be different for each block. 

AUGUST – will be another scrappy block made of:

  1. GREEN (solid or TOT) which might be one green fabric or scraps.
  2. At least 3 fabrics that are the same color (solids or TOT) of your choice. Scraps will work for here, too. There should be contrast between the three (or more) “monochrome”  fabrics.

For multiple blocks, you may use the same green in all your blocks and repeat the monochrome fabrics, as long as placement is different in each block.


WOW is a White On White print
BOB is a Black On Black print
TOT is a Tone On Tone print.  TOT fabrics are printed with different values of the same color, for example a blue fabric with a darker blue design printed on it.


  1. This is great to have this heads up on the colors – thank you!

  2. I have intended to do some sort of block lotto shopping list (or fabric planning info, anyway) for some time and today, I decided to just do it😉

  3. It's an excellent idea, Sophie, thanks. I know, for instance, I haven't got much lime green in my stash, so it's good to have that heads up. If you have the ideas and the chance, I'd love to have another list in August for the blocks for Sept-Dec as i will be in the US for most of August and plan to go to at least one quilt shop, lol…

  4. Great idea, now I can start to bring these colors to the top! of the heap. and Kate, stop by if you're around Houston way, I'd love to meet you in person.

    Happy shopping and Quilting to ALL!

  5. Unfortunately, nowhere near Houston (or any part of Texas) – too bad, as I know a big handful of quilters in Texas I'd love to meet in person…

  6. Rats, now I have an excuse to buy fabric at the Quilt show in Brooklyn this weekend 😉

  7. Great idea Sophie – and thanks for the definitions at the end. I've been wondering quite what Tone on Tone means for a while.

    Now all I need to know is what are leaders & enders? lol!

  8. I am hoping there are wonky geese in our future – I love the Liberated Quiltmaking II.

  9. I too love the liberated blocks and like Mary Jane look forward to some wonky geese and or tress.

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