Saturday, October 1, 2016

Red Prisms

The color of the month at RSC is red.
Well, rosy red with gold accents, not my favorite combination but I'm trying to play along. My block has rosy red and orange red mixed together to sparkle. That bit of gold is cherub hair and a mod print, heh heh.

I admit I am not back to living the creative life yet.

I am in the studio a little bit, and decided some nearly mindless strip sewing might be possible. I pulled out strips of varying widths at least 15 " long. I sewed the light ones together and trimmed to 15" square
and the dark ones together, trimming to 15" square
Place the squares RST with one set horizontal and one vertical and sew all the way around.
Cut on the diagonal both directions. Sew these squares together to make the block
My strips weren't strongly contrasting, but they were in the scrap box, and I used them. Not every block needs to be high contrast, and there is enough to make it interesting.

I considered going back and doing last month's color but it's grayish purple and that is not happening. Too depressing. At the end I will have to see what color I feel is called for to stand in for the grayish purple month.

These blocks finish at 20" square. Here are they are together...



41 comments:

  1. Oh this piece is coming along so well--That red is dazzling--but then, you know me and reds!1 LOL So far, (they are all nice but) my favorite one is blue/turquoise ones...have a super weekend...hugsx2 Julierose

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  2. it's great... and there everybuddy can find his favorite color :O)

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  3. Did you see my RSC post this week? I studied my Liberated wedding ring to see what colors IT needed - chose sunny yellows, warm golds, and happy sparkling lime greens. Your reds are GORGEOUS - the photos glow. Remember, every step counts - you ARE making progress.

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  4. Mindless sewing is often just what the doctor ordered! I always love seeing these blocks. The red one is adding even more dimension to what you had already. Beautiful!

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  5. So glad to see you back! Great blocks, mindless or not. :-) And now we are on to sunny, happy colors. A little bit is bound to rub off..... xo

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  6. Hi LeeAnna,
    You have been creatively busy!
    "window shopping" and collecting ideas is such a treat!
    There will be a colour that will just pop into your creative side for this project!
    Take care,
    Joanne

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  7. I like this block. It may not have high contrast, but the contrast is delightfully subtle.

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  8. Well, this month's colors are sunny and bright, and soooo very celebratory of autumn. I think working some warm colors in will be just the thing for your lovely diamonds!

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  9. I really like your red block! It made me smile as soon as I saw it and maybe even second guess that purple is my favorite color. Perhaps red is my favorite now!
    I am happy for you that you are at least getting in your studio and giving it that old college try. One foot in front of the other. That is how races are won. Hang in there sweet lady!

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  10. so much texture and life in your string blocks. this will make a stunning quilt

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  11. I really like how your blocks are coming together! Maybe some yellow to finish it off??? Looking forward to seeing what you decide.

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  12. Love your blocks! Great to see you easing your way back into sewing again :-)

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  13. Red is my favorite color and my RSC block this month used a true red, rather than the rosey red. I like your string blocks so far. They all seem to be a deep rich version of the colors, which I like.

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  14. Your red block has turned out beautifully. Love the way the colours have mixed.

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  15. Glad you are back in the studio. Love the red block

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  16. What a cheerful way to get back into the swing of things. That red mix has to cheer up anyone. The whole set is turning out so well, and all just from your strips. Good for you!

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  17. Slowly but surely... I would definitely choose colors that make you happy to fill this out. It's looking wonderful so far.

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  18. Your red block works really well. I love your collection - this is a really great way to use up scraps. xx

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  19. I like the red, it has enough contrast to be interesting. It's going to be a gorgeous quilt when it's all put together.

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  20. Sometimes you need a calm one to rest the eye's on. How about a nice bright green to replace the drab month? It will sparkle with the yellow/orange from this month. Hugs to you.

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  21. Love the way this is coming together! It's so Amish-like and beautiful. Totally love the red! ღ

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  22. Thank you for sharing the instructions for these very charming blocks. Your eye is very discerning on the lights and darks, good job!

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  23. I love your scrappy string blocks, the reds are really stunning! And they all look wonderful together in the 'group pic'.

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  24. Your string blocks look great together. Nice work.

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  25. Very deep and intense block! I am not a great red fan, but I love this block! Thanks for sharing.

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  26. That is so beautiful! I love all the color blocking.

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  27. We all have our favorite colors! I happen to love this red block! Keep going...these are so amazing!

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  28. Yea, bright and fun RED! I am glad you are back to a little bit of sewing. I call it Zombie sewing when I just sit and feed fabric into the machine. It is rhythmic and mindless, you don't have to think at all. Sometimes that is just what the doctor ordered.

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  29. such a clever effect, I love the different patterns you are creating with the colours.

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  30. Oh I LOVE red, I think this looks amazing.

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  31. Purple-grey wouldn't float my boat either; choose something that makes you feel happy instead.

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  32. It is quite beautiful!! THe variety of reds are just stunning!

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  33. YOur blocks are gorgeous and they sparkle!

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  34. I love the pattern you picked for this quilt. All of the colors look amazing together.

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  35. You did well on this one, as usual! How about yellow or cream as a grey-purple sub? Thanks for sharing on Midweek Makers!

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  36. I have yet to try that technique with sewing squares together right sides together then cutting. I love how yours are turning out.

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  37. Pretty shades of red and you used them beautifully!

    -Soma

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  38. Very pretty! Hope you are feeling back to living the creative life soon!

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  39. LOVE the red prisms. Must be because red is one of my favorite colors!

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  40. It looks amazing...all those shades of red together create a beautiful effect. Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned!

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