Saturday, April 01, 2017

Red Red and more Red....


My original goal was to made a Churn Dash Block a day for March.... and that is when I thought that March had 30 days!!  but!! Did you know that March has 31 days?   So I am one short.... but that is ok! This is enough to make a top.... or something!!

These are my Red Blocks for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge over at Angelas blog -


I had originally started with just Red on Red, but I had so much fun adding the Whites that had too much Red to read white in with them.... by the way - that is a new term of fabric..

"White that has too much red to read white"   yep - I am a fabric pioneer....  And I love Polka Dots!

I captured this sunset from my deck earlier this month - and I just love the colors - so I thought I would share. It was just so pretty with all the crazy colors and the storm moving in.

And.... this was a cell phone shot!!  I am starting to really fall in love with my phone's picture taking abilities!



Head over to Angelas - see all the other yummy Red Scrappys,,,,, and find out what Aprils Color will be!

also linked to:
http://quiltingismorefunthanhousework.blogspot.com/

http://www.patchworktimes.com
http://www.cookingupquilts.com/

23 comments:

Laura said...

You will have a beautiful red churndash quilt! Love your 30 blocks!

Ariane said...

Your blocks look great!

Judy V from Thornton CO said...

Alycia, your red blocks are stunning...they make me see the red fabrics in a new way. I love your sunset picture; it is breathtaking! Especially the star image on the right in the mid-right area!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Looking good, Alycia!! Is that the final layout? I tend to move brighter block, especially multiples, into corners (or perhaps inner posts) of the design to balance the color placement. (I'm boring and predictable like that!)

Phyllis said...

We are fortunate to live in Colorado where we have the most beautiful sunrise and sunsets. I just wanted to say thank you for the great mystery blocks. I have had a wonderful time following your super directions. I love the way it is coming together.

Elaine M said...

Love your blocks and it was OK to take 1 day off. Photo is beautiful.

Kat Scribner said...

I think it's perfect that you added some white prints. You do have alot of reds! Good golly, a whole quilt top of them; I didnt get to do my red month projects yet, maybe April.

Anonymous said...

Alycia....LOVE your Churn Dash blocks in reds!!!! So much fun to look at and just makes you smile!
May I ask what size are the unfinished blocks? I am thinking of doing a scrappy churn dash quilt after such beautiful inspiration!
Thanks,
Jonnie in SC

Ivani said...

Those Churn dash blocks look fantastic together. What a beautiful quilt you will make with them. Your sunset picture is wonderful. Happy multicolored April.

Nell's Quilts said...

Stripes and polka dots and checks - they all work together for some wonderful blocks. Beautiful sunset. Such vivid pinks and blues.

Tami C said...

I just love churn dash blocks and you did a great job with them. I have a red and white churn dash UFO that is almost ready to put borders on!

Alison said...

I love your red churn dashes! 30 blocks in 31 days is pretty excellent in my book! It's awesome that you've made enough blocks for a whole quilt!

Linda said...

Great churn dash blocks. Love your variety of red fabrics. The addition of white sets them off beautifully. 30 blocks works much better than 31 for a quilt! You could always make the 31st and put it on the back. Gorgeous sunset.

Pamela Arbour said...

No one is going to know that you are one block short unless you tell them and what do you think you would have done with 31 of them? That would have required you to come up with a different layout and probably more blocks. I love it just as it is.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I love all the different reds and red on white that you used for these churn dashes, Alycia! They're so intereresting and fun to look at!

Angie said...

Great churn dash blocks - they make me smile!

Nann said...

Your RW Churns look great, Alycia!

Cathy said...

Super quilt top of red churn dashes! Please show us again when it's done! And I like your description.... some people call those fabrics low volume, but when there is too much of a color in it to read as a white, well, you've hit the nail on the head.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

It is time I make another churn dash quilt. Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing with Oh Scrap!

Ramona said...

Wow! What a gorgeous sunset. It is amazing what cell phones can do these days. Your red scrappy Churn dash blocks are awesome! What a fun quilt they will make.

Bonnie said...

I do like a churn dash and in red -- wonderful. Yes, I see the need for the term whites with too much red.... I have a few of them myself. You have some great fabric in this quilt. And enough of the brighter reds and reds with white to make this quilt seem bright and fun.

Kate said...

Bright and bold! Love those churn dash blocks.

Vicki W said...

Oh, I deeply love these blocks!