Saturday, July 04, 2015

a new month, a new color...

RED is the color for July over at soscrappy and RSC15. I'm * mostly * caught up with all the colors, and although I have a lot of plans for red, I'll just piece steadily along, and see where I get! (July is a bit of a longer month, too, so maybe that will make a difference?)
 

I have lots of my red already cut into 3" squares, and the pile that's waiting to be cut is already pressed. I had a few minutes after Farmer's Market yesterday afternoon, so I disappeared upstairs for a couple hours.
 

this exciting pile of reds and sawtooth stars I started a few months ago. after making a couple sample blocks, I set it aside until Angela called the red month. this project was one of those ideas that popped into my head: ohmygosh,Ican'tevensleepuntilIpullfabricsandmakeacoupleofblocks. you know those kind of ideas/projects, right?

looking at that stack of reds makes me so happy! I think there are 30 different reds, some Christmas fabrics, and some "everyday" favorites. the background is cream, with gold dots. I don't have enough of the one fabric to do the background all the same, but I have 2 other fabrics that are very, very similar. i'll work through this stack, cutting my 3" squares, and a 5½" square for the center of the star, and then i'll be ready to piece a star or two as time allows.
 
who knows? maybe i'll have it done in time for Christmas!
 
(keep scrolling down to see ANOTHER project I started with my 3" squares!)
 
I'm such a crazy lady...

12 comments:

Nell's Quilts said...

Beautiful red saw tooth star block. Hope you get it done for Christmas. It'll be smashing. I scrolled down to see you other project in blues and purples and yellows - another winner! And the post with all you blocks you've been working on - wOW! You have been busy! Lots and lots on the go! You're a real power quilter.

scraphappy said...

Those omigosh can't sleep projects are always exciting. So glad that this one is coming out to play again. Beautiful fabrics -- looking forward to seeing more off these blocks.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Great idea . . . happy stitching (here and there and as often as possible).

Karen said...

I love your red star block. Happy Fourth of July.

gayle said...

With all those reds, that quilt will be stunning! No wonder it was one of those can't-even-sleep projects.

LA Paylor said...

red makes me happy too
LeeAnna

The Joyful Quilter said...

AWESOME REDS!! Looks like you will have some FUN this month!!

katie z. said...

What great reds!

I love the idea of a work share.

Sheila said...

Beautiful red prints! This is going to be a good month : )

Deb A said...

I love those projects... I have one all cut out and laid out ready for piecing as we speak! Have fun with the reds and your blue,purple and yellow quilt is looking great.

Scrappy quilter said...

Wonderful red fabrics.

Dasha said...

Lovely reds. I think it's my favourite colour. But then I said that about green, and yellow, and blue, and purple........ LOL

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