Sunday, January 17, 2016

Paint Chips = The Ugliest Challenge In The World (and whaaatt??? Gardening??)

The theme here is PAINT. 

This quilt is so darned cute.

I love the fabrics.  I love the colours.  

THIS, however.  Mmm. Ghastly.  Sorry. 

The Paint Chip Challenge at the Caledonia Guild, where you stick your hand into a paper bag full of paint chips.  Pull out 3 chips.  Make a quilted anything. We are permitted to add Black, White, and ONE other colour.  Pfftt.  What other colour could I possibly add that would fix this hot mess?  Adding insult to injury:  I had to BUY fabric to make this.
Anyhow... I am killing two birds with one stone.  The Binbrook Guild is doing a BORDER challenge with instructions every month. In this pic I have the first two months completed, with another one to add before the end of January.

This had the potential to be a really good post about getting your seeds ready and sterilizing your starter pots and all that stuff.  But ha ha ha - tricked again!
I wanted to let you know that I was out in the garden yesterday - JANUARY 16TH - digging the remaining leeks.  I mulched them back in early December and the ground was still dig-able.  So I brought those last 20 lovelies in and cleaned & chopped them for the freezer.  Hopefully I don't have to throw them out two years from now.  We'll see, eh?


  1. Your paint chip challenge quilt isn't all that bad. Reminds me of Arizona. Red would have gone great with it. However they are probably not your colors so making something out of colors you don't like will always be hard to like.

    1. Huh. I would never have thought of red. If I go to the colour wheel, it points me to yellow (which I also never would have thought of!).


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