It is nearly the end of our month of sewing up red scraps for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. I finished up the red blocks for my last two projects. I'm hoping that maybe we will get an early announcement of our color for June? Hurray--I just saw Angela's post, and she did announce purple as our color for next month!
First I made my Sew Colorful Stars block. So many red triangles!
I also worked ahead a little bit and made the last batch of red bowtie blocks. My goal is to make one block every day this year, and I have been averaging 32 blocks each month. Here is the set of red blocks.
This interesting layout for the bowtie blocks is one I had seen on Bonnie Hunter's Quiltville blog. The spiky look of it is very unusual for a bowtie quilt.
I played around with some of my blocks to figure out how to reproduce that design. What I came up with starts with 9 bowtie blocks joined together into a bigger block. Three of the bowties run diagonally from top right to bottom left, and the rest are rotated 90 degrees. All the bowties would be made into these 9-patch big blocks, then set together into a quilt top, keeping them all oriented the same direction.
Besides those two projects, I also made red blocks for three other rainbow quilts this month. I made two Homespun blocks, two Scrap Magnet blocks and 22 kaleidoscope blocks from my 30's fabrics (16 red plus two yellow and four pink.) Why are there still so many red scraps around here?!
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
Thanks for sharing that interesting setting for bow ties. It is great! You were very productive this month! Some spectacular quilts in the making!ReplyDelete
That is an interesting setting for the bowtie blocks! I love how it creates an illusion of curves. Your red blocks are all fun to see!ReplyDelete
I Wow, I always love your blocks, but seeing them together like this makes me swoon! And the layout for those bow tie blocks is so eye-catching! I think I see more bow ties in my future!ReplyDelete
All the blocks are beautiful, Julie. The bow tie blocks are most unusual in this layout. Dont remember seeing it on Bonnie's site.ReplyDelete
Love the bow-tie set and it even gives you stripes for a rainbow. Only drawback is that it looks contagious and I feel a sneeze.ReplyDelete
SEW fun to see some of my most favorite RED scraps in your scrap bin, too!!ReplyDelete
Wow! Love everything.ReplyDelete
You've had a very productive month. That setting for the bowtie blocks is quite intriguing. Thanks for working out how to achieve it.ReplyDelete
I like ALL your projects for RSC. The bowtie setting is very interesting, I've never seen that set before. Happy stitching!ReplyDelete
Woo hoo! Such wonderful red scraps! My brain is scrambled trying to figure out the bowtie layout. I love the spiky look of it.ReplyDelete
All of those are lovely. That one setting looks like capital S's to me that would be great for some one with an S name!ReplyDelete
Someone has been a busy bee! Love all the reds and will be interesting on the Bow Tie quilt! All blocks are beautiful! HugsReplyDelete
Great job with your red blocks. See you next month all decked out in purple!ReplyDelete
OMG! I don’t like bow tie quilts but I love this version!ReplyDelete
Oh My Goodness. . .Those bowties are amazing as are ALL of your blocks. You had the best red scraps!!!ReplyDelete
You are killing me every month with all your blocks this year. Each are lovely and so very inspiring. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!ReplyDelete
That is a neat bowtie layout. You have such pretty projects going on. I like your Homespun blocks - I need to get going on mine. I have the pieces cut and there they sit!ReplyDelete
Wow, lots of great red blocks. The bow tie setting is interesting too.ReplyDelete