Saturday, June 21, 2014

yellow sugar cone block

 This is one of my yellow blocks for the super scrappy  scrap happy yellow challenge,  visit the other people playing along with yellow this month.
My block is a paper pieced Sew Precise block called sugar cone. I changed up the block a bit to suit me. It finishes at 6 inches, so each little square finishes at 3 inches. I start by sewing little strips together, then using that whole lump as the center cone and piecing it as a unit to the paper, with the background color. In this case black. I could sew little strips to the paper but it's annoying to pull off teensy bits after it's done.
Here are some of the other months of color, blue, teal, purple, pink, green and now yellow. I am totally using my scrap bins so there is lots of variation in shade. I just know I am going to want more of each color block cause it's so stinkin' cute!
ps my dh replaced one of my studio lights today with a non full spectrum bulb, so you can see the color isn't as vibrant tonight. Back to the store, that doesn't make 50 watt anymore, now I have to settle for 35. grrrr
LeeAnna

26 comments:

  1. Adorable! What a sweet little block.

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  2. Love the colour play within the block and with all the blocks together. Should be pretty dramatic by year's end.

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  3. Those blocks are going to make a great quilt!

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  4. I love your blocks--great colors, and the alternating black/light backgrounds add so much drama. Beautiful!!

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  5. Love the block. I love tearing the paper off the back of blocks. I find it very relaxing. Great for stress relief xx

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  6. Hi LeeAnna!
    Thanks for the slug art! I will be incorperating them in something! Might be in the winter though, when gardening season slows down!
    The stars are a treat to see!
    Take care,
    Joanne

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  7. That's a great block. I like the scrappy black/white backgrounds too!

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  8. I love your colorful sugar cone blocks!!! The way you are making the strip section first makes TOTAL sense - great idea :) I especially love that these are made with your scraps, and also that you are using alternating backgrounds :)

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  10. Your blocks are beautiful!! I still have to do my yellow blocks for June. Love your method of making the strip pieced section as one unit - very smart!

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  11. These are fantastic! I have to try them one day.

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  12. Beautiful block: it looks like gold.

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  13. What pretty blocks. I love the yellows that you used. They have a very rich color.

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  14. Very nice. Nice work and the colors are striking. Came from Think Pink Linky.
    I am 15septemberarts.blogspot.com

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  15. Love your block for the color challenge. I too am doing just one block a month. Looks great in yellow and black.

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  16. Oh what lovely string blocks - they sit so well together.

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  17. Nice saturation of color and I enjoy the scrappy feel. :)

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  18. Oh my goodness... you are sewing these tiny blocks by hand!?!
    Thanks for linking up to slow sunday stitching!

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  19. Beautiful blocks and love the yellow and black!!

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  20. Looks good! This is going to be fantastic.

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  21. Lovely, bright and fresh. Great blocks.

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  22. Great blocks! This will be a great project. Thanks for sharing your link on my blog http://moderntraditionquilts.blogspot.com!--Shannon

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  23. Beautiful blocks, but of course I love everything that you make!

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