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