Saturday, February 23, 2019

Topaz, amber and canary diamonds...

The color of the month at the Rainbow Scrap Challenge is yellow. Warm, golden, glowing yellow.
This week it was time to make the Gemstones

First pull out strips, shades and patterns that look like gems...
... no pattern, just improv. stitching.
start with some basic shapes, then log cabin around them
This time I started with a slight marquise/oval shape to try too.
Brilliant cut, diamond shape, square cut
this is more saturated than it looks in this pic. You can see the mitered strips are different widths
they all looked so pretty on the design wall...
for scale, the V-quilt is about 32" X 35" so the large baguette is about 10"
I've done chandelier blocks, gemstones, and blooming snowballs all in yellow. Wonder what the color will be next month?
For now I am practicing quilting designs and thread colors on the little scraps- from- scraps, winter scene, before tackling the cattail piece.
about 12" X 18" right now
linking to
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myquiltinfatuation Thursdays
Esther's blog Wednesdays 
Midweek makers wednesdays
 Free motion by the River Tuesdays to do Tuesday  
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 scrap happy Saturdays
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  1. Love your freestyle gems! Good to see you sewing again.

  2. Wow- I don't even like yellow but those gems are so cool. You are so darn creative. Have a great weekend. mary

  3. Do you have a plan for all these wonderfully unique blocks? Cant wait to see.

  4. I just love your gemstone blocks!

  5. Gorgeous gems and free-style sewing to make them? Wow! Impressive.

  6. Gorgeous golden YELLOW gems for the RSC!! It looks like you are having some fun with the quilting on that Winter Scene. Enjoy!

  7. I love your gems! Your fabric choices really give them a three dimensional look! I bet they're fun to sew.

  8. Yellow is the perfect color for February's drab landscape.

  9. Your gems positively glow on my screen!

  10. The gemstone “topaz” blocks are totally amazing. Topaz always makes me think of my mom because it was her birthstone. Can’t wait to see how you put them all together.

  11. Hi LeeAnna,
    Creating your own designs on your own design wall! Love those gemstones! and next to the gorgeous hart...they really shine!

  12. I do believe the term eye candy applies to these golden shapes of cloth. They seem to almost shimmer with colour to these old eyes!

  13. Loving all of your gems. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

  14. I too love your gems! And your design wall looks wonderful!

  15. Gorgeous! Your yellow/gold fabric collection is awesome.

  16. These are so beautiful! Gemstones is exactly right!!

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