Saturday, January 24, 2015

January Blues....

The color: Blue.  
For the last several years I have admired all the rainbow quilts that have been made by quilters that took part in soscrappy's Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  So this year I've decided I want to join it.   
I needed to come up with a block that I would like to make each month and not get tired of.  
Of course I spent way to much time pondering as usual.  I did finally come up with the one I want to use.   It's a paper-piecing pattern.... of course!  My favorite way to sew.
This is called Basketweave Braid Star.
The complete 12" block used 4 of these sections.
I plan to mix up the colors in each block as we get farther along in the year with more colors to choose from.

And Pat Sloan is having a scrap busting "Hip To Be Square Challenge".  The first block she came up with is an 8x8 setting using 2½" blocks in any color you want.  I went straight to my 'blue' drawer and started pulling, cutting and sewing and in no time at all I had this sewn together.   
 LOVE IT!!  I don't know what her next challenge will be but I'm definitely thinking I'll be making one of these each month in the same color as the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.
But for now..... Have a great day. And stitch happy!

18 comments:

  1. Wonderful choices. Paper piecing is my favorite. I love your ideas for blue!

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    1. Thanks Cathy. I'm really looking forward to Rainbowing this year. ;o)
      Glad you came by.

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    1. Thanks!! This should be a fun year of color. Glad you came by.

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  3. That is a beautiful block you have chosen. The colours look fabulous together.

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  4. Lovely blues in your Basketweave Braid star, sounds like this is going to be a very interesting quilt!

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    1. I sure hope it is. I do need to make a few more of these small blocks in blue this month. Thanks for the nice compliment and for stopping by.

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  5. Love the blues (probably my favorite color) and the block you chose. I look forward to all the other blocks you make.

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    1. Thanks Donna. I love blue too. And green. and taupe. and .....and.... lol
      Glad you stopped by.

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  6. Beautiful blue prints. . And blocks. Thank you for the 2.5" square challenge heads up.

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    1. You're more than welcome. I hope you enjoy the challenge. And I'm glad you came by.

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  7. Love the colour gradation in the paper pieced block.

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    1. Thanks Nell. I like scrappy as long as it's controlled. lol Thanks for stopping in.

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  8. Great blocks for the RSC! Welcome, looking forward to seeing your blocks.

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    1. Thanks Debra. I'm glad to be taking part. And thanks for coming by.

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  9. The Basketweave Star is going to gorgeous made with a rainbow of scraps. Looking forward to seeing your projects progress this year.

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    1. Thank you so much Kate. I'm excited to be taking part this year. Glad you came by and thanks for your nice comment.

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