Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Dark blue for September


I love navy blue, don't you? It's this month's Rainbow Scrap Challenge color and I enjoyed working on my blocks this week. Here are my string blocks, a bit wrinkly.


And here are my two spiral blocks from the book Bright and Bold: Cozy Modern Quilts by Kim Schaefer. One block ends in a dark round, and one ends in a light neutral round. These blocks have been eating up my 1.5" light strings, hooray! They are also showing me that my quarter inch seam isn't terribly accurate, boo! Thank goodness for spray starch.
 

My Lurid Cat blocks feature the RSC color for the background and the cat applique is the opposite color on the color wheel. Last month happened to be orange, which is the opposite of blue, so I had lots of fun playing with both colors. I'm enjoying looking for my loudest, ugliest fabrics for the fat cats!

All these projects are getting near the end. I think October is the last month for a new RSC color. By the process of elimination, it must be dark green. After that, I think we use November and December to catch up and put the blocks together. I'm itching for some finishes! I'm also gathering ideas for next year's blocks.


I've also worked on non-RSC blocks this week, but the dark blue seems to follow me everywhere! These three blocks are for Kat's latest block drive for Covered in Love. She calls them "Grown Up Eye-Spy" blocks, with fun little prints in the centers. The colors for each block are three rounds of creams/tans and one of red, gold or navy blue. Fits right in with the RSC color. I love that tiny picnic table in the blue block.


And finally, here's my latest block from Tish's Fireburst Mystery quilt along. My fabric pull just happened to include this navy background with little paisleys.  It was given to me by my DH's aunt, a lovely lady. 

Are you playing along with RSC? How are your dark blues stitching up this month?

23 comments:

Liz said...

All the blocks are beautiful, but the string blocks are my favorites! I love that perfectly scrappy look.

Lynn said...

Gorgeous blocks. I'm working on strings myself so admire yours, but those cats are just fabulous!

KaHolly said...

I’m not playing this year, but I wish I had started! Especially when I see your pretty blocks!

Debbie said...

Now I see how you put together so many fun quilts. Your stash of building blocks must be big! Love all the blue blocks.

piecefulwendy said...

So many fun blue blocks! I just realized I forgot to post my progress on Tish's QAL (smacks forehead). Anyway, I take comfort that someone else's 1/4" seam allowance seems to have a mind of its own. Haha!

Janice Holton said...

AS usual, you have been so very productive! (I'm jealous) :)

Needled Mom said...

Those blues are so pretty. I love the navy with the cheddar.

Vicki in MN said...

Can't wait to see all your wonderful blocks made into flimsy's!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Your navy blues are all so pretty! I love the spiral blocks - I had forgotten about them. I always make blocks for CiL, too - thanks for the reminder that it's time for me to pull out the pieces for some!

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

I love dark blue, also know as indigo blue. I enjoyed seeing the great variety of blocks on your dock right now, Louise!

Kathleen said...

I love the dark blue blocks, but no I am not playing along. I love Tish's block and hope to get to myine the week of the 23rd (we are away from them until then!).

joanne W said...

Variety is the spice of life! You are amaxing pushing progress forward on all fronts. I think i will have to try some color themed strings after seeing yours.

Cathy said...

Such great blocks, as always. The cat blocks will be amazing!! Dark blue... I’ve got to get crackin’! I did forget to post my dark blue selvage squares last week, but I hope I’ll have more to add for our Saturday roundup. I know what you mean by the color of the month following us. Our Block Lotto blocks are blue and white this month (and they were oranges with other colors last month).

Mystic Quilter said...

I am always amazed at the number of beautiful quilts you make Louise whilst living on a boat!
A lesson for us all I think, to make the most of what we have.
I hope you're not in the path of this Hurricane!!!

JanineMarie said...

You always have such fun ideas for quilts, Louise. I love the orange/blue combination of the Cat blocks. And adult I-spy. Neat concept—and really makes us look at prints and novelty fabrics in a new way. I have to confess that I zoomed ahead (you are a bad influence) and finished my blue and green blocks and made half of my RSC blocks into a quilt top while gramma nesting waiting for grandbaby last week.

Nicki said...

Looks like September is "blue" month & you've produced a lot of beauties. Those fat cat blocks are fun & jovial & will make a great quilt.
I've never made I-spy blocks before but when I started making them for CiL I just couldn't stop. What fun they were to put together. I've sent Kat a batch already & hope to make more before the block drive ends in October.
You are such an inspiration!

Kate said...

You've been very industrious! Lots of dark blue in your scrap bins. Happy stitching this weekend. Hope you and Your Guy are well away from any affects of Florence. Be safe!

Sandra Walker said...

Since I only have one RSC this year, I've been keeping right up! However, our library ow subscribes to McCalls Quick Quilts and the latest issue has the best block and I can so see it in an RSC quilt! But, wise words to gather for next year, which is what I'm going to do. Love all your navy and dark blue work - it's my favourite blue next to aqua, and blue is my favourite colour.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Your Lurid Cat blocks may be the makings of my favorite cat quilt EVER!!!

Mari said...

Love those cats! Everything looks great, but they really shine.

Wendy F said...

All your blocks are lovely, but I always have a warm spot for scrappy strings. Your dark blue scraps are perfect! Thanks for sharing.

Cathy said...

Love those cats!

I like the "Grown Up I Spy" blocks too. Cute idea.

And any string block has my attention. I need to dig into mine...next year.

Sandy Panagos said...

You have really been keeping up great with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge! Thanks for sharing the link to the new Covered in Love block drive. Can't wait to make some!