Saturday, August 22, 2015

Polychromatic Saturday

Indigo is the official color of the month for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. I used up a lot of my indigo remnants in July with my reds in patriotic blocks. Or earlier in the year perhaps. I just didn't find much to play with in that color so I turned to other dark hues. Particularly black. First we have this black and white print 12" Ohio Star:




Then I looked at my polychrome prints on black:





Next I branched out into other blocks. First, a 12" Sawtooth Star:



And then I tried out a Color Wheel block. I'm really happy with it!



The center patch is from a Project Runway print. Are you watching the new season? I've been hooked since season one.

I'm linking up with the other RSC bloggers over at SoScrappy.By the way, Jean over at Layers of Hope - Quilting 911 has put out a call for quilts for those whose homes have burned to the ground in central Washington. It will be a while before quilts can be delivered so you've got time to begin putting one together if you are so inclined. The need will no doubt be for adult size quilts. She seems to generally have a surplus of children's quilts. Anything from a comfort quilt (about 60 x 80") to one that will cover a bed will be welcome. Knitters and those who crochet are also invited to make and donate afghans. Money is always a welcome donation! Jean and her family support this effort out of their own pockets for the most part. We even have a fire threatening two small communities on our side of the mountains. I've had to close my windows due to poor air quality. I don't know whether the fires are at fault but it's a possibility. Fortunately our temps have come down somewhat so I'm not terribly uncomfortable. I may be trapped in the house but I can still make blocks and quilts!


15 comments:

The Joyful Quilter said...

Hooray!! for Polychrome!!! SEW much FUN!!!

Jennie in GA said...

All of your blocks are great, but the color wheel block is stunning!

PaulaB quilts said...

What a lot of different ways you have used the black. I, too, never miss Project Runway. By the way, my RSC15 post at place 12 works fine. And please check my previous post to Throwback Thursday, about my son's quilt. His closest friend lives in Ritzville, so I will check out that collection for the fire victims. Thanks for the notice. It could be a good tribute to Chris.

knettycraft said...

Lovely stars Susan... especially the flower-star!

talltalesfromchiconia said...

I can see why you love the colour wheel, it's super, and the colour progression is very well chosen.

scraphappy said...

So many great blocks this week. That last Color Wheel block is a real show stopper though. Hope the fire stays far enough away that you can stay in and sew. Hopefully the air will stay clear enough.

Karen said...

I love Ohio star blocks and yours are adorable. Stay safe from the fires.

Nell's Quilts said...

I am intrigued with that colour wheel block - looks like it's going to be card trick but the centre is all one colour. Delightful! Great black and white and polychrome blocks.

Vic in NH said...

Love that color wheel block the best! And a big congratulations on your prize ribbons for Autumn Forest, too!

Kate said...

Beautiful blocks! I really like your color wheel block, very pretty.

Mystic Quilter said...

What a lot of beautiful blocks! I too had no indigo and resorted to black this week.

Sheila said...

LOVE your blocks. All of them, especially the color wheel block!
Hope the fires are out soon.

thecraftyyak said...

All the blocks are beautiful but I can see why you are particularly pleased with the colour wheel block, what a great scrap buster block

Cathy said...

Love the color wheel block. And I think the blocks with black backgrounds and lots of color will really add to the finished quilts.

desertskyquilts said...

Oh, yes! Those are gorgeous blocks! I love all of those. You are really doing a great scrappy bunch here.