Monday, November 9, 2020

RSC2020 Progress

After my wild attack of scraps last week to finish my Rainbow Celilo, I'm now turning my attention to the RSC2020 blocks. I dutifully followed along this year and have 10 pinwheel blocks from scraps. 

scrap pinwheel quilt blocks in a rainbow of colors

The above is the current layout idea, as I'm definitely going with an on-point setting. The two lumps of fabric are for two blocks to fill in and complete the layout.

Choosing two colors for the remaining blocks was not easy, as there are not many colors left. Let's go through the color wheel for those pinwheels, starting with the primaries. There's red and it's tint pink; blue and it's tint, light blue; and yellow, by itself.

The secondaries are: orange, purple, and two greens, dark and light. So far, that makes 9 pinwheel blocks.

Good thing aqua was thrown in to make it 10. But what's left? Pretty much variations of the current colors. That's where the coral and brown come in.

Coral sounds good, right? Sits between orange and red. But brown? It's in the orange family, at it's darkest. Unfortunately, it's an ignored color. How sad. What would chocolate look like if it weren't brown? Or dirt? Bark? The list goes on. 

So I'm going to play nice and include brown on this quilt. Sure, I could have opted for black, but I actually have plans for black in the setting blocks. Gives me a chance to use up more black scraps and hopefully, have enough background fabric for the whole quilt.

I'll keep you posted on the progress, and soon I'll have another rainbow quilt.

Happy Quilting!

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  1. Good color choices, brown and orange are my nemesis. Just made an autumn quilt and it was brown and orange and thought I was going to print my own fabric. Thanks for sharing the process

  2. Hi Susan! This is a fun block - I love pinwheels. The on point setting is fun, too. I will be watching for updates and can't wait to see the final product. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne


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