Saturday, November 18, 2017

The Dark Side of the Rainbow

We're coming up on the end of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge for 2017. I've made a handful of blocks out of my dark neutrals, which it the prompt for November if you aren't ready to start putting blocks together into quilt tops.


I honestly thought there were more than that! I wonder if I've put some away without photographing them? It's a distinct possibility. In which case they are somewhere in these piles:


The tallest pile, at the top of the picture, are my postage stamp stars on white backgrounds. That stack is 4" tall. I haven't counted the individual blocks yet. The pile of 16 Patch blocks is only an inch tall. In the foreground are my stars that have light neutral or dark grounds. That's not all of them; I think there are others in a bag in the Parts Dept. drawer.


Right now I'm finding this stack of stars overwhelming. I doubt there are enough 16 Patch blocks to go the distance on their own but I might be able to create a reasonably sized top using a combination of stars and 16 Patches. That was the plan back in January. A quick ruffle through the 16 Patch blocks shows me I'll probably have to make up a few blocks in specific colors if I want a balanced rainbow effect. 

I'm linking up with the other RSC bloggers, many of whom are actually building quilts out their scrappy rainbow blocks!

10 comments:

  1. Dough, cheese or sauce. Dark, crimson or something else??? Love the darks, they are wonderful.

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  2. I enjoyed your pictures of your piles of blocks, but I agree those can sometimes be overwhelming! Hope you find a way that you like to put them together!

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  3. I love to see all your stacks. So much work! Or play?

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  4. When I read this post's title, I got hold of the wrong end of the stick. I assumed it was going to be about rainbow colours, but deep, dark shades of them, so it was a Dark Rainbow, all shadows and jewel tones. Pretty soon I realised where I'd gone wrong. But the idea has stuck with me, and I'd just love to see some of your RSC blocks on a dark background, with a star or whatever in bright colours...

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  5. Looks like you will have plenty of block options to assemble! I look forward to seeing what happens!

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  6. I am still hesitating between sewing with the dark squares or just finish the quilt as it is!

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  7. Nice selection of DARK blocks!! LOVE that stripy Monkey Wrench. SEW cute!!

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  8. Oh, looks like someone will have fun playing in the stacks!

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  9. Your new dark blocks are so pretty, and I'm sure they have some buddies in those stacks. I'm slowly working my way through sewing room stacks, so many quilts in those little piles.

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  10. You have plenty of blocks building up, and I know there are at least two quilts, if not more, out of those piles of blocks. =)

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