Saturday, April 1, 2017

New Month, New Color

I'm not fooling when I say that I am definitely glad to be done with March and the red scraps for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. I never got inspired to do anything more than keep making more Scrappy Trips blocks. I ended up with the original four red gradation blocks, plus 20 mixed red blocks. I showed the gradation blocks in THIS POST. Here are the rest of my blocks, which I just completed a couple days ago.


Scrappy Trip Around the World
20 blocks, each block finishes 15" square
You can see some of the fun fabrics in this close-up shot. I have some great sewing fabrics with thimbles and buttons in this grouping.




I haven't settled on a layout for these blocks yet. This just shows one possibility. There is also the chance that I will combine these blocks with some blue blocks for a Quilt of Valor. Here are a couple of EQ7 versions that include blue.





Our new RSC assignment for April is multi-color. This is the first time that Angela has included a month for mixed colors. I will have to ponder how to make my gradation blocks with multi-colored fabrics. I expect this will either be really fun or terribly frustrating (I'm hoping for fun!)

I am linking up with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge on Saturday and at Oh Scrap! over at Quilting is more fun than Housework on SundayBe sure to check out all of the wonderful scrappy projects that everyone is sharing! 



Julie in GA

19 comments:

  1. These blocks look great. I love both layouts for the quilts of valor. That would be a good use for these blocks.

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  2. Nice work on the red squares; yes, this month will be a challenge!

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  3. I say you can never go wrong with those gradation blocks. Mixing them with blue would make beautiful Quilts of Valor.

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  4. So many possibilities. Great red blocks!

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  5. Great design possibilities for your Scrappy Trips blocks!

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  6. Oh my gosh - I love your design possibilites!

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  7. Red is always more fun in the rear view mirror, isn't it?? Why not chop up your multis and make a really scrappy happy quilt?!?

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  8. Lovely collection of reds. All the layouts look good to me!

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  9. You did a,great job with all those reds. Love the QOV idea. You would be half way there already. Have fun with the multis.

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  10. What a successful month!! (Nearly) enough RED blocks for a 60 x 75" quilt.

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  11. You did a fabulous job on those red blocks. I would say you had a lot of inspiration!

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  12. These red trip around the world blocks are gorgeous! Can't wait to see what you end up making with them this year!

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  13. Your blocks are great! I really like how you set the reds together in the first picture, but then scrolling down, fell in love with the blue and reds together. I think what ever you do with them, they will look wonderful!

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  14. My first thought was, "Oh, you've got a wonderful red quilt there!" Then I saw the possibilities when you included blue blocks for a QOV. Even better!! Multicolor scraps is going to be a challenge, isn't it? I'm hoping for more fun than frustration too.

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  15. I love playing with layouts in EQ7, don't you? I love those red and blue designs, especially the top one. As for your mixed color gradations, if you want to use all multicolor fabrics I suggest that you layout your fabrics, snap a picture with your phone, and then use the photo editing feature to change the picture to black and white. That will make it much easier to check that your values are different enough to get the effect you want in your quilt.

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  16. Your blocks are so pretty together. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

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  17. Those scrappy trips are going to make some fun quilts. I like the first EQ layout the best. Have fun with this month's color. I'm going to play catch up this month.

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  18. Love that first layout of red and blue... but all the reds together would make a great quilt too.

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