New Orleans House Project

Sunday, July 5, 2015

RSC 15: Celebrating Red!

Yesterday's Independence Day observation had a major effect on my Rainbow Scrap sewing:  nothing got done!  I had plans for lots of red scrappy stitching yesterday, but life had different plans - good plans, but different!

Fortunately, I was able to sneak in some sewing and photographing this morning, so I'm going ahead with a Rainbow Scrap Challenge post for the first week of the color red.  I've already been drooling over everyone's RSC blocks at this week's linky party, so take a look if you need some scrappy inspiration!

Inspired by my Stars in a Time Warp blocks, I've also been making 4" Sawtooth Stars using modern fabrics.  I've just about used up all the scraps of this yummy chocolate on red novelty print.

These 9 patch variation blocks have quite a timeline of scraps.  Some are new and some are well-aged.  I find it difficult to find good, true reds among the current crop of fabrics on offer.  

That being said, I'm looking forward to playing with my reproduction red scraps this week!


13 comments:

  1. Adorable star block. Lovely red fabrics.

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  2. Red is always such a fun and bold color to play with! Your stars and 9patches are beautiful!!!

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  3. sawtooth stars and 9patches: you can't go wrong! great job!

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  4. You sure have some pretty red fabrics! Love the star with that delicious fabric!

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  5. I was in a block exchange, and we had to use 'true' reds (blue reds, not orange reds) and it was very hard to find proper colors. Not much in my stash, either, and red is my favorite color. Now I should find those blocks......

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  6. Happy Independence Day, and celebrating stars with chocolates has to be the best way to do it. That is a nice variety of red in your 9 patches too. Quilt On.

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  7. I agree that true reds are hard to find!

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  8. I agree - I had trouble finding bright reds. Most of mine are maroon or deep purple reds. Your's are looking lovely.

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  9. Holidays do interfere with seeing time, but they are so worth it. Glad you had a great day. Love the fabric in your star, so yummy

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  10. I love red. Who knew there would be so many shades of red. Fortunately most all shades of red play nicely together in scrappy quilts. Some shade just need to be cut into very small pieces : )

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  11. I think its hard to find true reds any time. In sorting my scraps the other night, I found most of mine a deep maroons. I have ended up cutting a few squares from my larger pieces to lighten the mood.
    Love your little collection.

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  12. Red is tricky ... But wonderful!

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  13. Your reds look great together! I have a plan that uses all red ginghams and a few dots, and none of mine work well together. I may actually buy (GASP!) a little fabric for this project.

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