This week I made my usual combo of 12 inch Kaleidoscope blocks - RSC color of the month (orange), color of month plus its complement (orange, blue), color of month plus color of previous month (orange,green).
I decided to add two more blocks because I want to have 42 blocks at year end. So I added orange with analogous colors (yellow,red) and secondary colors (orange,green,purple). Unfortunately I think the secondary color block will go into the orphan block pile and then into a donation quilt. I sewed together my usual 6 strips and then found out I either didn't use a scant 1/4 seam or cut one strip too small so ended up with a 6 inch strip instead of 6.5 inch in width strip. I thought I'd fix that by adding a 7th strip and cutting off either side to even up strip set to 6.5. Arghhhh...that was not a fix and block is wonky.
Those blocks, believe it or not, are a real crumb buster. I use crumbs for the corner triangles on the blocks. I didn't have enough orange crumbs so combined with a few red and yellow.
From some 4.5 inch strips I first cut a few pieces off the end for a Dresden Block. I'll continue these into next year. I haven't yet decided what color or colors to use for background or centers.
From same 4 .5 inch strips I made lots of 4.5 inch HSTs. A few HSTs ended up in a 16 inch chevron block and 12 inch HST block.
I usually don't post pics other than quilt related but...speaking of orange...
last weekend the grandkids came over and helped to pick pumpkins and other things.
Jacob had ambitious thoughts that he could push the full wheelbarrow up to the house.
This is the other orange stuff I worked on last weekend. The kids helped make pumpkin pies (homemade pie crust too) for dessert and pumpkin muffins for breakfast. .
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