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RSC18 September

Dark blue and dark neutrals, such as black, are the colors of the month announced by So Scrappy and The Academic Quilter.  You can also choose to use an accent color if you are participating in the RSC18 Squared Away Sampler project and making the Queen Charlotte’s Crown block.

I am using dark blue, black, and yellow for my 5 inch Queen Charlotte’s Crown blocks.

RSC18 September

 

I had some trouble visualizing this block, so I took some time to play with it.  You can see a few quilt designs using this block in this post.

You can also visit The Academic Quilter for great tutorials on making all of the blocks.  There is a chart of various sizes so you can choose what size blocks that you would like to make.  

Here are all of my blocks together:

RSC18 September

I need a bigger design wall.  🙂

I will be linking up with So Scrappy.  Check out the link and see what others are doing with dark blue this month!

Queen Charlottes’s Crown Quilt Block

So Scrappy and The Academic Quilter are co-hosting the RSC18 Squared Away Sampler project.  September’s block is the Queen Charlotte’s Crown quilt block.

Queen Charlottes' Crown

This block is easily drawn with a 5 x 5 grid.

I found this block difficult to visualize, so I decided to play with it.  I haven’t used any alternative blocks in any of the following designs, nor have I played a lot with value, so there is room for plenty more creativity!

Here is the block set side by side in a straight set:

Queen Charlottes' Crown Straight Set

I think I like this block after all!

Here is how it looks set with sashing:

Queen Charlottes' Crown Straight Set 2

Still a straight set, but rotating alternate blocks:

Queen Charlottes' Crown Straight Set 3

Moving value around:

Queen Charlottes' Crown Straight Set 4

Queen Charlottes' Crown Straight Set 5

Queen Charlottes' Crown Straight Set 6

Queen Charlotte’s Crown blocks set side by side in an on point setting:

Queen Charlottes' Crown Variable Point Set

The ‘lattice’ really shows up in this layout; it would be fun to play more with the value.

And with sashing:

Queen Charlottes' Crown Variable Point Set 2

Still an on point setting, but rotating some of the blocks:

Queen Charlottes' Crown Variable Point Set 3

By the time I finished playing, I had enough designs for a couple of blog posts.  Unfortunately, I accidentally deleted my project file.

Oops.