Thanks to a great suggestion from Sandra in a blogpost last week, I put a call out to my quilting buddies to see if they had any suitable blue for the background of my mittens row. Sure enough my friend Lee M. and Linda H. came to the rescue. I auditioned all the fabrics they pulled for me and Linda H., who is well known for her stash and love of blue fabrics, had the perfect one for me. I'm happy. Thanks girls for going through the effort of digging in your stash for me. It was much appreciated.
I'm not sure when we'll be given the next rows at guild, but I think it will only be after Christmas now. So till then, this project gets put away.