Saturday, November 15, 2014

Blue - Using it and Feeling It


Light blue is the color of the month for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. 
I've been making 3 - 12 inch kaleidoscope blocks each month - one in the color of the month one in the color of month plus it's complement and one in color of month plus previous month.    I want to have 42 blocks before I assemble the quilt so made an extra all blue one this month. 

I've been making the corners of the blocks out of crumbs. So in addition to using up scraps for the kaleidoscope I use up LOTS of crumbs in the corners. 


I was to also make a border out of crumbs for my kaleidoscope quilt but in mixed up crumbs. I think that will look like little kaleidoscope pieces.   I've had crumb strips that are left over each month  (at top in photo) after making the kaleidoscopes that will be used in the border.  They measure about 4.5 inches.  In addition I've had some strips left over each month from the kaleidoscopes that I've been cutting into 6.5 inch squares to use in something else (yet to be determined) later. 


Since I've been using a lot of crumbs and smaller pieces in projects this year I've started using my bigger scraps in some rainbow projects that will continue into next year like this Dresden.   I've used 4.5 inch pieces in this and will use a gray background, a polka dot center in the color of the month surrounded by gray rick rack.   With this I practice my applique skills (which are about nil). 

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10 comments:

Nell's Quilts said...

The blocks as always are gorgeous. Lovely Dresden plate in the works.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Love, love, love the kalideo blocks (especially the crumbs in the corners).

Julierose said...

Oh these are all lovely blocks--I especially like that dresden plate with the polka dotted center. Enjoy your weekend, hugs, Julierose

Karen said...

The Dresden plate is beautiful. Lots of great blocks.

Sally T said...

Plus rick rack? And what a payoff. You continue to amaze me!

Dasha said...

Wonderful Dresden Plate. And the rick rack sets it off.

Mystic Quilter said...

Great kaleidoscope blocks - you have been busy!

katie z. said...

Your blocks are lovely.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Gosh you certainly have a way with scraps - I had a quick look back thru' all your earlier quilt too! I love both the kaleidoscope & the dreseden plate ones too... blue is my favourite colour, easy to work with & live with! Linda

LA Paylor said...

what a fab idea to make dresdens with the RSCC. I want to make some just because yours look so good. The dots add fun, and the rickrack in gray is a great unifying color. Terrific
LeeAnna at not afraid of color