It's the beginning of a new month for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, and our new color for May is red. I pulled out some red squares and strips to start laying out two red Homespun blocks yesterday. The pieces for a brighter red block are already cut and sitting next to the sewing machine.
I'm still debating if I need to switch out any of these pieces for more variation in this dark red block so it doesn't all look like one single fabric from a distance. There's one piece in the lower right that seems much brighter than the rest, but I think it's partly because the light was shining directly on it.
The last of my light blue blocks to be finished for April were the bowtie blocks. I'm trying to make one bowtie block every day, and I have been averaging 36 blocks per month so far this year. Here is the light blue collection.
I actually ended up with 38 blocks this month, but one of them is such a pale blue that it barely shows against the background. The other one leans more toward turquoise and will join that group when that color is assigned. Besides, 36 blocks fits much better in a photo.
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