Saturday, July 4, 2015

ScrapHappy Saturday - Introducing Red

A new month brings a new color here at the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. July will be all about using up your red scraps.
I was surprised when I went to pull out my reds this week at how many of them were already sewn together.  I did just a bit more combining of those bits to get plenty of "made" fabric.  I'm not sure yet what these are for, but it was fun and mindless to put them all together.  
Just in case your red isn't quite as plentiful as your other colors, I have this beautiful bundle of hand dyed fabrics from Vicki Welsh to give away.  Just leave a comment on this post with your favorite quilt block of all time and I will do a drawing on Wednesday to see who will win.
Why Wednesday you ask?  In honor of the middle of the year, I will be having a special link up in the middle of this week.  As we reach the mid point of 2015, it is time to take stock.  By focusing on one color at a time, it is easy to loose perspective on the bigger picture.  This is a chance to pull out your ongoing projects and get a photo of your blocks together as a group.  For those of us working on several projects simultaneously, this is a great chance to do a quick inventory and make sure you haven't skipped anything important along the way.  So come back on Wednesday for a chance to enjoy lots of projects in progress. Who knows, you might just find your inspiration for next year's Rainbow Scrap Project.




30 comments:

Nell's Quilts said...

Happy Fourth of July, Angela. Enjoy the celebrations! One of the first blocks I made was the saw tooth star. I made a scrappy quilt of 6 inch stars for my sister's guest room. I get to sleep under it every time I visit. This particular star block is still my favourite.

Marly said...

My favourite quilt block is the friendship star. It was the first block I ever made and I have a panel of them in bright colours hanging in front of the window in my front door. I see them scores of times everyday. Most visitors don't know the name of the block, but I think it's an appropriate block to welcome guests.

sophie said...

My favorite blocks to make are improvised letters and words - I don't do enough of that lately. Hmmm. For a more traditional choice, I would pick the Oklahoma Boomer bloc because that little guy always makes me smile 😀

Quiltdivajulie said...

If forced to choose, I would have to go with string blocks . . . so much variety and always so interesting to look at. Second place would be free pieced letters/words.

Angie said...

Looking forward to Wednesday's link up! It's always good to stop and smell the roses. For my all time favorite block, I have to go with a Nine Patch - traditional or in any kind of variation.

Karen said...

My favorite block is a star. I love all star blocks. Happy Fourth of July.

Kat Scribner said...

Right now, my favorite block of all time is the Dresden Plate, so much creativity can go into the centers, I love the visual flow of the blades and it entails several different skills, no chance to get bored. This will be my RSC16 project. How pretty will the blocks be in scrappy shades of one color, then something fancy in the center and a special setting for the finish. Lots of dreaming going on here.

gayle said...

I'm a nine patch gal, too. Soooo many ways to set such a simple block, for an endless variety of quilts.
Though I'm a fan of stars, too, I'll admit. Any stars.

KaliaContiki said...

That's an interesting question. I think I'd have to go with Log Cabin. I love the history of it, but also how much movement you can get with it depending on the width of the strips, the way you use the colour, placement etc. Definitely one of my favorites!

Chantal said...

I love the 9patch block in all its variation, be it Shoofly, Friendship Star, Double 9patch, Spool, Maple, etc. I always have fun putting them together. It is simple but yet interesting.
I am totally behind in the RSC blocks. I will be joining you on Wednesday whether I am caught up or not. It'll be fun! :D

cynthia said...

I really love log cabins--never get tired of them!

Sally T said...

It's weird...just like colors, I don't have a favorite block. But the Rainbow Scrappy Challenge is definitely my favorite challenge/link-up!

Jean said...

My favorite would be the lowly 4 patch which can be combined with a lot of other blocks to make neat quilts.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I can't pick one - love the traditional heritage blocks - shoefly, churn dash, saw tooth and Ohio star, log cabin, bow tie and the 4 and 9 patch.

Kate said...

My favorite block is the churn dash - my RSC for last year! Which means, since we're halfway through 2015, I should probably work on sashing them and finishing the top, huh?

Heather said...

Happy Independence Day! My favorite block has always been the churn dash!

Magpie Sue said...

Happy Fourth of July! I'd have to say my favorite block of all time is the Monkey Wrench (and variations thereof). I'm a little apprehensive to count up the blocks I've made so far in response to the RSC. I doubt I can even get all the blocks of one pattern on my design wall at once! Of course, I'm making bigger blocks than most everyone else. ;- )

LA Paylor said...

I was all set to say Drunkards path but then I thought of log cabin. There is virtually millions of things to do with log cabin blocks!! Thanks for the chance to win one of the special Vicky W.'s hand dyes!

LeeAnna at not afraid of color
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Cathy Tomm said...

Great looking Red blocks everyone. I need to get a top or 3 done soon. Thanks for a Chance to win the hand dyed fabrics. My all time favorite block would have to be Log Cabin and all its family variations.

katie z. said...

I love stars. My favorite too look at is probably the feathered star, but to sew may be a sawtooth star.

Judy said...

My favorite block is the log cabin.

Sheila said...

Happy Fourth of July, Angela. Love your red prints and blocks.
My favorite blocks are string/strip blocks.

quiltingbean said...

I love to piece string blocks on a foundation. It is such a mindless way to play with fabrics be it scraps or planned. So fun. Aren't hand dyes awesome?
Shellie
Quiltingbean1@msn.com

Jennie in GA said...

It is so hard to choose....I love so many of the traditional blocks. But pressed to choose, I am going to say churn dash.....for today anyway....LOL.

Mystic Quilter said...

Amazing array of blocks in your post Angela!! So pleased you chose red for this month, I have quite a few!!

Craftyheart2 said...

I think my favourite block of all time is the Heartstrings string block - over the years since Heartstrings started this block has been made into so many comforting quilts. I am making twinkler blocks as one of my blocks for RSC 15 and I love how they are turning out too.

Cathy said...

The Dandy Quilt block is my fav.

Lori said...

I love traditional blocks. 9 patch is tied with album and Monkey wrench blocks. I'm laying with all 3 for RSC 2015.

The Joyful Quilter said...

My favorite block? I like SEW many!! LOVE making Crumb blocks, but LOVE Irish Chain quilts.

Scrappy quilter said...

My favorited block has to be the sawtooth star block inside the larger sawtooth block. I am so behind on this. We are having a world conference at our church and work is taking up most of my time. I need to catch up quickly.