Saturday, February 08, 2014

Scrappy Pink Blocks for 4 Projects

I went to bed last night wondering how I suddenly find myself making four quilts from blocks from the Rainbow Scrap challenge this year and wondering how did that happen?


Two were existing projects, but for some reason, that wasn't enough ... and I started two more quilts last month.

The Bead-on-a-String blocks are for one of the two quilts I am making as part of the Mod-Mod Quilt-Along.  Each month I am making the Block Lotto block of the month in the designated Rainbow Scrap Challenge (RSC) color. 


I used Dale Fleming's 6-minute circle technique to piece the pink "beads."  If you google Dale Fleming 6-Minute Circle you’ll find links to Dale Fleming demonstrating her technique on Simply Quilts (on the HGTV website) and a longer version (with other shapes and examples)  from her on The Quilt Show (if you are a member).  

The book contains a lot of information on color and design principles and how to use the technique with different shapes. It was published almost 10 years ago, but I noticed that Amazon has it available on Kindle.  Clicking the book image will take you there. 

Last month, I also started making a single, large (10 x 15-inch) scrappy oak leaf block each month.

The Briar Patch blocks aren't a new project ... in fact, it's a very old–almost 10 years old– scrap-busting project that was packed away and forgotten, not long after beginning it in a workshop.

I blogged about the origins of this project with links to the pattern here: It was a dark and scrappy Saturday night.

The RSC color-of-the-month will be combined with black and white prints in these blocks.  I have now made 16 of the 80 blocks needed for this quilt.

Pink purists probably noticed that there are some red triangles mixed in with my "pink" broken dishes on my design wall.  Because I had included pink fabrics in my "red" blocks when I started making these blocks two years ago, I decided to mix in some of red triangle squares I had left over in these.

When mixed together with the existing mostly red blocks, they play nicely together.

These four blocks make a total of 21 of the red/pink blocks.



I plan to make a total of 126 of the 8-inch blocks from rainbow scraps.  I'm a little over half-way with 67 blocks made from red/pink, green, blue and purple.

I'm joining the other tickled pink quilters for the Scrap Happy Saturday party on Angela's SoScrappy blog.


14 comments:

Deb A said...

The more I visit the RSC blog links the more projects I want to start! You have been doing a great job using up your pink.

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

I ended up starting a second quilt too! I love your briar patch blocks!

Dee Dee said...

You are going to have some wonderful quilts at the end of the year! Thanks for sharing.

Mystic Quilter said...

Amazing pink projects!
They are beautiful and make me feel that I need to up my game with the RSC

Andee said...

Loving your design wall blocks...especially that stoplight looking one!

Kate said...

It's funny how those projects just seem to magically appear on the design wall. All of yours are gorgeous. Maybe with so many projects, you'll empty out your scrap bins?

Sarah said...

Funny I ended up with four on the go from the rainbow challenge last year! I'm going to try and consolidate them this year. But I'm loving what you are doing!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Yup - it happened at my house, too - making pieces and parts for multiple quilts, one month at a time!

Have fun!

Lisa said...

I love the depth the reds add to the pinks to make them sparkle. And it stops it being too "Barbie". I wonder if you will have 4 projects for each colour?

desertskyquilts said...

Wow, lots of pink goodness there!

Cathy said...

I found myself doing the same thing too. I went from one scrappy rainbow project, to three. I figure one project per weekend, with the extra weekend for catching up.

Jill @ I Rather Quilt said...

I like this pattern. Love the pink and black. It pops.

soscrappy said...

Ending up with too many projects in the works is the dark and dangerous side of the RSC. How could you resist though, when they are all so varied and unique? What a great assortment of scrap busting projects!

Cathy Tomm said...

wow lots of great pink going on here. Yes how do we start so many projects. Four is not to many. Love the B Patch blocks. Also love that they are very different.

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