Saturday, 16 April 2016

RSC 16 an orange bear

Angela has given us orange as the Rainbow Scrap Challenge colour for April.

Last week I showed orange and black HSTs that I'd made as leaders and enders while making 1930's Farmer's wife blocks. This week, however, I haven't been using orange in my leaders and enders, but making black and white HSTs. 
Black and white HSTs: some made, some prepared for stitching

Then I put them together in a 16-patch bear paw. 

An interesting discovery was finding it easier to get a good square result when I first joined the squares and HSTs into 4-patches, rather than in four rows of four. I find it easier to trim a square than a long row.

I wrote the above while waiting at the hairdresser's this morning where I was surrounded by orange:






1970's retro orange; 2016 art with a dash of orange (one of a series called "through the curtain" - this one reminds me of a Goya veiled nude)


more retro orange
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Click on the button for more juicy orange.

Happy sewing

Marly.

20 comments:

tubakk said...

A beautiful block, and I might as well like to make one myself. Thanks for the inspiration.

Linda M @ Pieceful Kingdom said...

That is a beautiful block! I just love orange with black and white.

Libby in TN said...

Your BP block is very graphic. Love your oranges.

Alison said...

Your block is lovely!

Peggyinno said...

Another great block to add to your collection! So anxious to see these all together!!

Kat Scribner said...

Love your block setting. Will you be making more of them?

LA Paylor said...

I sure enjoyed the retro orange you found in real life...

Cathy said...

Your block is maahvelous! So crisp and lovely! Like you, I just discovered this week that Hst's and even 16- patches come together nicer in blocks instead of rows. That's interesting....

Nell's Quilts said...

What a great use of the orange, black and white! Thanks for the tip about putting the bear's paw together as a four patch.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Such a pretty bear paw block! The orange and black are perfect together!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

LOL Love the hairdresser's ! :)

Ivani said...

gorgeous paw bear block in orange!

gayle said...

This is my favorite of your paws, but I admit that might be because of how much I love orange!

Anne said...

Love the bear paw with the black and white - such a great way to extend an otherwise traditional block. I'm really looking forward to seeing how you put this all together as more colours join the pile.

Sheila said...

Excellent block pattern for the RSC! Love your BW prints. Orange, too.

PaulaB quilts said...

Good idea going with the b/w on the bear paw. I had a kitchen with orange countertops and big orange and,brown flowered linoleum. We remodeled immediately.

Vireya said...

Love those orange light fittings! I need something like that in my kitchen, but I have Ikea orange cardboard ones for now.

Love the bear paw, too. I love orange anything.

Angie said...

Great vibrant Bear's Paw block! And thanks for the retro orange decor eye candy!

Valerie Reynolds said...

Yep...I love it too!

Magpie Sue said...

Great bear paw!