So Scrappy and The Academic Quilter announced the Rainbow Scrap colors for the month of July as maroon and red.
I am making three blocks a month, and I’ve chosen the 5 inch size to use for the Squared Away Sampler project.
If you would like to participate in the RSC18 Squared Away Sampler project click on the link to read all about it. You can also visit The Academic Quilter for great tutorials on making the blocks. There is a chart of various sizes so you can choose what size blocks that you would like to make.
I am following two self-imposed rules.
I am using scraps only; I don’t want to cut into yardage for these blocks.
I am also using a dark, medium and light version of the color of the month. This is so I can play with value. This gives me the opportunity to see how the blocks differ depending upon where the value is placed. Hopefully, I am learning how to look at a block in different ways.
I like how moving the value brought out a ‘circle’ in the block. This would be a fun block to play with if I wanted to create a quilt with it.
Here are all of my blocks so far:
That red in the lower right corner really stands out! I might have to design the layout around it.
I will be linking up with So Scrappy. Check out the link and see what others have done with maroon and red this month!