I've been enjoying lots of scrap play with red this week, and it started with a new pattern! This is Cynthia Bruns' Scrap Mixology Module #4, Bloom. I've been wanting to make these blocks forever, and thought they would be a fun Rainbow Scrap Challenge project. Each month I'll be making the basket bases in the color of the month, and the flower sections in whatever bits I've got that I can get a 3 inch square out of (for the HSTs).
This week I've worked on the pieces and parts for three blocks. They finish at 8 inches. I love the layout shown above, but inside the pattern there are a bunch of other layout ideas that will be fun to play with, too.
I also made a couple more chandelier blocks in red (they are the two middle blocks on the left), and am starting to think about how this quilt should be laid out. It needs more blocks, but the number depends on what I want to do with them!
Two more plus blocks in red were hand-pieced, and I also decided to add a 2.5 x 6.5 inch strip of background fabric to either the top or bottom of each block so that they will be offset from each other in the quilt layout.
And one final new project - something I just wanted to play with! After seeing Susie's Rainbow String X quilt in a recent post, I decided to make some of those blocks. This is a free Bonnie Hunter pattern.
String pieced 10.5 x 4.5 rectangles with corners cut to make 90° angles:
I'm going with a red, blue, and gold color scheme for these.
And then side triangles will be added to make an 8.5 inch block. Four of them together make a 14.5 inch X.
I'm going to use these as my leader/enders this year.
Lots of fun playing with the scraps!
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