New Orleans House Project

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Red Repro Returning

This week's Rainbow Scrap Challenge project was to use some red reproduction fabrics for quarter log cabin blocks.
It's sad that reproduction fabrics don't photograph easily.  This is a nice group of different red fabrics, but you'd need a real close-up shot to see all the variety.  I'm contemplating setting these blocks on point for the final quilt, so I keep experimenting to see how I like that arrangement.

And for comparison, here are all the quarter log blocks together, in a straight set.  The blocks finish at 9 inches, and I plan to have at least 45 blocks when I'm finished.  

That's the extent of my RSC sewing for this week.  I'm still trying to finish some UFOs, so I'm keeping the scrappy sewing short and sweet for awhile.  There's lots of scrappy inspiration at the weekly RSC link-up, though!


11 comments:

  1. Is that how you're going to set them, or do you have something else in mind? (Oh, the possibilities!)

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  2. This simple block is a wonderful platform to highlight your fabric choices. Coming up with a different setting might be a way to highlight them even more.

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  3. Beautiful blocks, I love the different background for each of them. Pretty red fabrics!

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  4. Yes, reproduction fabrics do seem to come from a time of great dignity. I do enjoy the muted colors and intricate patterns...but then a sock monkey on a pogo stick crashes in to distract me.

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  5. I have a feeling that I am really going to like it when these blocks grow up into a quilt!!

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  6. I made one of your scrappy squares in orange. I am a long way from a quilt.

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    1. That's the beauty of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge - make a block (or a few) every month and before long, you have enough for a quilt top!

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  7. happy looking blocks- great reds

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  8. It's going to be a very colorful quilt. I can see the tonal differences in your red blocks, you did a good job of covering the range. Red is hard because light red is pink, so it's a bit difficult to get a lot of tonal variation.

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  9. Nice blocks! I was wondering what they were called. I'm looking forward to seeing your UFO progress.

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  10. love these blocks! always neat to see what your doing

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