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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.

RSC18 August

Orange and brown are the colors of the month announced by So Scrappy and The Academic Quilter.

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 guess I didn’t hear that brown part, because I am now noticing that I didn’t use it.  

RSC18 August

Oops.

Here are all of my blocks so far:

RSC18 August

I am sure glad that orange came to the party!  I wasn’t so sure that my stand out red block was going to be able to play, but she has brought her friends!

I will be linking up with So Scrappy.  Check out the link and see what others have done with orange and brown this month!

RSC18 July

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.

RSC18 July

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:

RSC18 July

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!

RSC18 June

So Scrappy announced the Rainbow Scrap colors of the month as aqua and turquoise.

I think my blocks are more of a teal since the blues have a green tinge to them, but they look good:

RSC18 June

I am following a two self-imposed rules. 

I intend to use 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.

As blocks are added, I am getting excited about the Squared Away Sampler!

I am considering an on point setting with narrow sashing and cornerstones, but haven’t made up my mind yet.  I will wait and see what So Scrappy and The Academic Quilter have in store for us.

RSC18 June

I will be linking up with So Scrappy.  Check out the link and see what others have done with pink and rose this month!

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.  No need to make the 5″ block size that I am making.  Perhaps you want to make a 20″ block or something in between!

Learn about a variety of blocks, use those scraps and have fun!

How about a stroll in the garden?

Flower Garden

Rose

Peony

Foxglove

Allium

 

RSC18 May

The Rainbow Scrap colors for May are rose and pink.

I am having fun participating in the Squared Away Sampler project. Here are my three 5″ unfinished Baton Rouge blocks:

RSC18 May

On the design wall are all of my blocks for the Squared Away Sampler:

RSC18 May

I will be linking up with So Scrappy.  Check out the link and see what others have done with pink and rose this month!

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.  No need to make the 5″ block size that I am making.  Perhaps you want to make a 20″ block or something in between!

Learn about a variety of blocks, use those scraps and have fun!

Here is what else I have been working on:

Garden

Garden

Garden

It has been raining, but I have done quite a bit of weeding, and the flower beds are looking pretty happy!