Saturday, 14 February 2015

RSC 15 week 7: Pink points


Each month Angela at So Scrappy gives a different colour, and this month's colour is pink. She is also giving some sampler star blocks this year, and I'm making the sampler blocks, with midnight blue as my background colour. When Angela posted this block she didn't know its name; I don't either, but it's reminiscent of the block in my jig-saw quilt.

Jig-saw block (?) in Sawtooth Star
First I made the star points of the bright pink fabric of the large square, but when I laid it out it looked frightful, so I made new stars of a lighter, and more importantly, low volume print. Now I have a set of blue geese on a very bright background to incorporate into the back!

January's colour was medium blue, which meant medium blue centre block and star points in the Sawtooth Star. As there wasn't enough contrast with my background colour, I reversed the scheme: neutral blocks and star points. finally I've managed to finish the Sawtooth Star surround of the Card Trick block

Card Trick in Sawtooth Star

I like this colour scheme, and bought another 3 metres of the blue fabric this week. Not exactly scrappy!

I'm linking up to SoScrappy for

RSC 15

So hop over there to see more starry pink points.


Happy sewing

Marly.

20 comments:

Linda M @ Pieceful Kingdom said...

Your sampler blocks are turning out great. I really like the blue background.

Nell's Quilts said...

But you're using all the scraps up for the centres and the star points. I bought background fabric too but in white as I used up most of the scraps with other projects.

katie z. said...

Beautiful!

Scrappy quilter said...

I really like your card trick. Nice job!

Christine Barnsley said...

Hello Marly! I like your blue background! It makes the other colours look very subtle and I like that look! Nice blocks! :) x

Lisa J. said...

This will be a very striking quilt when it is finished. The dark blue sets off the blocks very nicely.

Ariane said...

I love your blocks! Dark blue and pink is one of my favorite color combos.

Maartje Quilt said...

Beautiful blocks!!!

make.share.give said...

That pink is so cute!

Jennie in GA said...

Loving the contrast. Good job.

Dasha said...

Both those stars are just wonderful Marly. Love the designs and the colours you have used.

Mystic Quilter said...

What a lovely looking pink and blue block - great idea!

Kate said...

Using the dark blue background was an inspired idea, it's going to be a very dramatic quilt. Looking forward to seeing your version come to together at the end of the year.

Cathy said...

Those blocks look wonderful on that blue background.

Magpie Sue said...

I know that block pattern as Sailboat or Crown. I made a black and white quilt in that pattern last year (or was it the year before?). Good job with your blocks!

scraphappy said...

Great choice on the star points, they look lovely with your background fabric.

Judy@Quilt Paradigm said...

Your blocks look great and I love the blue background!

MartiDIY said...

I've never seen that first block before, but I like it. I also like the way you put the card trick inside the star block. Really makes it sing.

Andee said...

Marly--loving your blocks with the blue!

Sheila said...

Love how your sampler blocks are turning out.