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Saturday, July 5, 2014

Scrap Happy Saturday: Red Rules the Roost

I've been looking forward to playing with the color red as part of this year's Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  Finding red fabrics with enough variety in lights and darks to create interesting red quilt blocks is something of a challenge.  I certainly didn't have that much variety in my scrap collection.  But I've been picking up fat quarters here and there to add to my scraps.  Mainly fabrics with white background and red prints so they "read" as light in contrast with other reds in my scrap stash.  I'm looking forward to making this month's Carpenter's Wheel block with all my new varieties of red!

Because of the American Independence Day holiday on Friday, we took off for our camp on Thursday afternoon.   I didn't have time to throw a lot of scraps together to work on RSC projects, but I did complete my red 16 patch blocks.  These will become red Scrap Jar Stars before the month is over.

Thanks to all the wonderful patriotic (red, white and blue) quilt shows throughout blogland this week, I've been inspired to start a new project that has been on my wish list for a long time.  
Inspiration in red: eagle crib quilt from Skinner Auctions


I've wanted to make an eagle quilt for some time, but just never took the plunge and got started.  An email conversation with Audrey of Quilty Folk lit the inspirational fuse for both of us, and before you could say "firecracker!" we had designed and set up an eagle-themed QAL.  I hope you'll stop by our QAL blog, Quilt Like an Eagle and maybe get inspired yourself!

Looking forward to a lazy summer afternoon and lots of scrappy red inspiration from the Rainbow Scrappers!

9 comments:

  1. Haha, I'm surprised you got anything quilty done this weekend at all! Too much time figuring out the QAL.:)

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  2. You've certainly got a good mix of light and dark reds in these blocks. That's a good start.

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  3. Some lovely reds from reproduction like fabrics to traditional to pretty modern looking fabric. A nice collection.

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  4. I love eagle quilts and want to do an eagle applique block sometime before I leave this earth.

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  5. 16 patch blocks are one of my favorites. Love yours. Lovely applique.

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  6. Great blocks. I've done the same as you and picked up some white with red fabrics to use as lights xx

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  7. Glad it wasn't just me struggling with contrast this month. Looks like your new fabrics did the trick for you.

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  8. My problem is not only contrast, but also the fact that my scraps are not playing so nicely together. I have purple red, brown red, orange red, light red, and true red... And they don't necessarily look nice together!

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  9. Your red scraps are gorgeous. Great contrast!

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