Saturday, July 22, 2017

Red for March


The original Bonnie Hunter Talkin' Turkey quilt is all in shades of red and beige. I can see why! The red blocks really pop.

These blocks are so fun to make! This has been the most string units I've made for a project so far. They are so effective that I've been making an effort to take photos before I cut them. Do you see the sushi fabric?


I still had a scrap left!


Interestingly, I found that it's hard to have a range of values in red. You have to run between pink and black, or rely on red and white prints. Or red and black prints.




I bought quite a lot of that Canadian flag fabric from Connecting Threads. I think I'll be using it for many years!



And there are still a lot of Kaffe Collective scraps as well. Most of those are originally from Collector.

So, that's March done and dusted. I'm zooming along! What will be next?

But for now, don't forget to check out all the other blue blocks still being made for RSC in July, right here.

27 comments:

  1. Love all these reds! You must have a great collection in your stash.

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  2. Love these scrappy blocks. Got to get them on my todo list.

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  3. I love that you are taking your time and making no apologies for your "catch-up" work on the RSC. Simply stating "Red for March" even though it's hot as blazes outside and clearly we are in the midst of July. And, oh, the reds you have!! Nice work on your Talking Turkey block.

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  4. Such a pretty splash of red today! Love the talking turkey blocks.

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  5. You've solved the red problem with a bang. The block looks like fireworks!

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  6. I love your TT blocks, and Bonnie's too. I can't imagine ever having enough red to use that color way, even though I adore it. You're doing an amazing job!

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  7. I love red and white, but the beige really sets it off beautifully.

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  8. Those are great in the reds! I've had that same trouble when working with reds - you have to either go with it or be really selective!

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  9. Any project with string piecing is a winner in my book - love all those reds together!

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  10. Beautiful red Talking Turkey blocks. Your red scraps are amazing together. I enjoy following your progress on these blocks. I too love string piecing.

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    1. Thanks, Bea! I'm finding that strings are a low-risk way to explore different fabric combinations. You can do a lot of wild things, but they all blend together in the end!

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  11. a great block like you mention reds are not easy to find without another colour added but you certainly have plenty of variety here,

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  12. Your red blocks look great. Maybe the reason there are so many red and white quilts is because of that limited range of values - they need the contrast.

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  13. I can see I have missed a couple of your posts lately. I haven't been on the computer very much and was in Paducah last week taking a class with RaNae Merrill. It was quite a challenge but I finished the small wall hanging. Your blocks look great. I am also a big fan of string piecing.

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  14. I really like how these are coming along! It's fun to examine all the fabrics. I like quilts that look wonderful from afar but when you get up close you can play I Spy. That's the secret "smile factor"!

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  15. That's what I find with red, too. But still ,
    Love the ways these are coming along.

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  16. All of those reds are just having fun together. It can be a challenge " letting go" and sewing those string. You've been doing a fantastic job!

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  17. Well red makes me smile every time and these blocks brought out a huge smile! Red and beige are a great combination. I tend to think red and white; but, I may need to keep y options open! :)

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    1. Thanks, Terry! I have been thinking that if I do a "year in review" this year, I will call it My Year of Beige. It really seems to be adding richness to a lot of my projects. :D

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  18. Red against the neutrals looks so good. Your blocks are really lovely.

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    1. Thanks, Jocelyn! They've been a lot of fun. :D

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  19. Holy Smokes lady! You have been busy! That's an interesting way to take a break from blogging.

    Your quilts are all amazing, from the reds in this post to the grey/grey blocks in previous posts. Your sense of colour continues to inspire me.

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    1. No, I haven`t missed a day yet. But, the heat may be starting to catch up with me. Thank you! I do feel like things have been coming together well lately. :D

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  20. I'm learning a lot about colour from these posts! I hadn't thought about shades of blue but not of red. The effect is quite different. I'm thinking about that. There are great fabrics in here (as always).

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    1. Thanks, Jillian! It`s hard to be selective about fabric when you like everything. :D That`s why scrappy blocks like this are such a boon!

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  21. I love your huge variety of reds all together in these blocks. What wonderful fun they are!

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