Saturday, May 21, 2016

RSC Folded Box Blocks

This morning seemed like a good time to check out the progress on my newest Rainbow Scrap Challenge project, the Folded Box blocks. I started making these blocks in April, our month for orange. I only made four blocks in orange, but might go back and add a couple more. I also made six blue blocks (January's color?), and then I got totally carried away and made eight blocks in greens for May. I probably have enough green scraps to make eight more if I want to. There are lots of greens lurking in my scrap bins!


 Folded Box blocks
Pattern by Donna Lynn Thomas
I have pieces cut to make some purple blocks for March, then the only color I need to catch up on is brown for February. I haven't really made a plan for how many blocks to make or what size quilt these will become. I'm just enjoying the process of pulling out my scrap drawers and trying to find three fabrics that work together for each block. I think choosing fabrics might be my favorite part of quilting!

Be sure to check out all of the wonderful scrappy projects at the Rainbow Scrap Challenge every Saturday and at Oh Scrap! over at Quilting is more fun than Housework on Sunday. 

Julie in GA

22 comments:

  1. Choosing fabrics is my least favorite part. I tend to put together strange combinations that somehow work out later. It might be because I am hue blind. But probably b/c when I look to nature, the colors are there.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Glad to hear that you are having SEW much fun with your project. Extra GREEN blocks make you quilt sing. Looks PERFECT to me!! (Of course, it's one of my favorite colors, so that might sway my opinion more than most.)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Pop, pop, pop! Lots of zing in those blocks.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Love all the colors! This is going to be a gorgeous quilt. You picked a great block for this year's challenge.

    ReplyDelete
  5. These look wonderful all together!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Wow! These are amazing all together! Can't wait to see purple in the mix!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Aren't those fun all together?! I like the secondary pattern that is emerging with so many blocks together!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Your blocks are flat-out gorgeous, especially when you get a nice big group of them together! I love it!

    ReplyDelete
  9. This is going to be a vibrant, beautiful quilt.

    ReplyDelete
  10. I agree that choosing the fabrics is a HUGE favorite of mine -- sometimes I even pull fabrics for a wish-list project, take photos, and then put the yardage away again. Your blocks are gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete
  11. I love your blocks! Your quilt will be quite lovely when it is all together.

    ReplyDelete
  12. The more I see of your boxes the more I am determined to make some. Good thing there is one more green week.

    ReplyDelete
  13. You have made wonderful progress on your folded box star blocks. This will be an amazing quilt.

    ReplyDelete
  14. You blocks are looking so lovely together!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Your blocks are so pretty all together Julie. This is going to be one amazing quilt! Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

    ReplyDelete
  16. These are very pretty blocks, Julie. It's fun how in this arrangement you get randomly coloured 4-patches in between. Enjoy making the purple blocks.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Pretty colors for very pretty blocks.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Love your blocks. I'm with you--my favorite part of quilting is looking through the scraps to find combinations that work well together.

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...