Saturday, April 15, 2017

Rainbow Scrap Challenge--April--Multicolor

April's rainbow scrap challenge is to use  multicolored scraps.


Because I've been sticking to one color during previous months, and I am planning to use the blocks in a rainbow-type quilt, I decided to do the multicolor blocks for a separate project.






I'd been designing a block in my head, so I tried it out.  I plotted it on EQ7 and then started sewing. While there are lots of multicolor strings in the blocks, I used a constant dark red for the centers, and I added some strings in solids and blenders to tame the confusion!


I have well over a hundred of these made already, so I'll soon be setting them together into a top.

I'm linking with ScrapHappy Saturday at soscrappy and Fiber Tuesday 107 at The Quilting Room with Mel.

26 comments:

  1. Looking forward to seeing your MULTICOLORED masterpiece!!

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  2. Your blocks look great. Good idea.

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    1. Thanks! I'm looking forward to seeing how it comes together.

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    1. Thank you, Ariane. I appreciate your visiting my blog. :)

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  4. Oh my !~! This is a beautiful red block. I especially am drawn to the tiny blocks !!!

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  5. Cool block. It will be fun to see the finished quilt.

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    1. Thanks! Thanks, too, for visiting my blog.

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  6. OMG! You already have over 100? Way to go. I am looking forward to seeing the finish.

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    1. String blocks are addictive! I love making them. :)

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  7. It's going to be fun to see these set into a top! What a great solution for your multi-color scraps.

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    1. Thanks! I'm looking forward to seeing it too! :)

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  8. Great fabrics in your blocks, I look forward to seeing how these look together in a top!

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  9. Love all the fabric prints! Great job!

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  10. I'm like you with my RSC projects so that is why I sewed up the 10 blocks for Leanne. Thinking of doing another fast quilt to use as a H2H quilt. Your project is really striking!

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    1. Thanks! I started sewing blocks together today.

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  11. Very pretty! It will be a beautiful quilt!

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  12. Did you use the red fabric as a foundation and then strip piece the strips onto it? I love the effect and would love to know how you made these blocks. (I'm a devout string piecer!)

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    1. I used a rectangular paper foundation. I cut the red shapes from a homemade template, then anchored them with a little bit of glue (a glue stick) in the center. I then added strings to each side to cover the paper and trimmed the block to size.

      Thanks for asking and thanks for visiting my blog, Marjorie. :)

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  13. Thanks for the info. I might try cutting a rectangular foundation of thin fabric and then tracing the rectangular shape onto it from a template. It should work the same and since I don't like to tear off paper, it'll be left in the quilt! Love the block and the great graphical pattern when sewn together. Thanks again.

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