Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Friday, March 10, 2017

Ruby, Crimson, Cherry, or Cardinal?

This week, I had fun getting out my red scrap bin and pulling out strings to make a few red blocks for my String Star.  Red comes in so many different shades!


Since the red blocks are the center of this quilt, I need 4 of them, and they are full blocks of red, other than the white center string.


Although the next color going out from the center will eventually be orange, it was fun laying out the purple blocks, too, just to see what could happen!  You can see one neutral block in the bottom left corner.


I also made a red crumb block as a leader and ender project this week.


This collection is growing, too!


Sharing at ScrapHappy Saturday over at SoScrappy - be sure to visit over there for more Rainbow Scrap goodness!

Also, if you missed it yesterday, Jen and Jan's Mini QAL and Blog Hop is going on right now.  Click here for my reveal post, and check out all the links to other bloggers who also participated!




18 comments:

Ariane said...

These blocks are all great!!

Linda said...

Yes there are a lot of reds! Love the addition of purple. Looks like you are having fun. :)

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Your string quilt is going to be amazing! I can't wait to see it come together.

Vicki in MN said...

So loving your string star!

Marly said...

The layout of string quilt is very interesting; I'm intrigued by it, and look forward to seeing it finished.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

All looking wonderful! :)

The Joyful Quilter said...

That String Star is going to be AWESOME!!! Using your Slab Block as a Leader/Ender is a REALLY good idea. LOVE how those are turning out, too!!

Cathy said...

I love your string star blocks and would love to do more of those in the future. That is going to be one amazing quilt. And as Joyful Quilter said, that's such a great idea to use crumbs as leaders/enders.

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

Looove them!

Lin said...

Great blocks. xx

gayle said...

So much fun with your reds! Love those string star blocks!

scraphappy said...

String blocks are always such a great collection of fabrics. Your stars are coming together beautifully.

katie z. said...

The string blocks are beautiful! I struggle with the mess string blocks make, so I've only made one quilt of them, but I do love your blocks.

PaulaB quilts said...

That string star is super! You always seem to find something new as,you go along. Always,another,surprise.

Sally Trude said...

Although red can present problems because of its stunted range of value, you have clearly mastered that and added lots of movement too.

Nell's Quilts said...

I think I spot a little merlot in that red. Looks like good progress on your string blocks.

Cathy said...

String blocks and crumb blocks...ah, heaven!

Kate said...

Those red blocks work really well as the center. Your String Stars is going to be fun and bright.