Saturday, May 21, 2016

Facets {RSC May 2016}

Since I finished my Farmer's Wife blocks last week, I decided to dig in my abandoned project box to see if there was anything I could work on to keep making a dent in my green scraps.

A long, long while back, I started working on scrappy birthstone blocks. At the time, only ended up making four blocks and then the project got shuffled into the box.

From my pile of greens, I was able to pull out a pile of fabrics that would work for an emerald block and a pile for a peridot block. Here are my two green blocks:



I had to work in a few more prints into the peridot block, but I think it still turned out good and will blend well with the blocks once they are all done.

Now I have six blocks done!


Top row: February amethyst, April diamond, May emerald
Bottom row: June alexandrite, August peridot, November citrine

I will still need to make a garnet for January, aquamarine for March, ruby for July, sapphire for September, opal for October, and blue topaz/tanzanite for December. That's three blue blocks, two red blocks and one white/rainbow block that will be worked in over the next few months. 

Sharing at Scrap Happy Saturday and Sew Cute Tuesday!

19 comments:

  1. Wow! Beautiful blocks! But oh so complicated!

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  2. OMG!! What an amazing block!! Your scraps have certainly made all of the colors sparkle.

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  3. Cool! I've never seen these blocks before, and they're interesting. Something different than just squares. Looking forward to seeing them in a quilt.

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  4. How will these be set in a quilt? Using needle turn applique? They look great. :)

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  5. What a great rainbow scrap project! I'm assuming this is a paper pieced block. It's so intricate. How large is the block?

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  6. I haven't seen these blocks before either, and I think they're fascinating. They really look like gemstones. Keep going on these - they'll make a lovely quilt!

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  7. Those are just gorgeous! I can see why you might take a break from them peridically, though! How are they joined together in the final quilt top?

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  8. Wow! Those are gorgeous! I've never seen that block before, so I'm just gobsmacked.
    Thinking of setting them with black, like jewels sparkling on black velvet?

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  9. Beautiful blocks! I have looked for this pattern and I cannot find it on craftsy or etsy. Any suggestions?

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  10. What an accomplishment! You have done a great job!

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  11. Oooh, so pretty! I'm excited to see your complete set. How are you planning to finish them?

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  12. You have a wonderful talent for blending your scraps to make such beautiful blocks. Your gems are sparkling!

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  13. THese blocks are gorgeous!! I've not seen them before.

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  14. It is so interesting to use birthstones. Your first six blocks look wonderful.
    Smiles
    Kate

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  15. I love where this is going. Maybe I need to take a look in my UFO pile and see what "gems" I can find. (Oh, I couldn't resist that corny joke!)

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  16. Love your facet blocks! My guild is having their Ruby anniversary for their quilt show next year and I'd love to make a Ruby block, where did you get this pattern?
    All of your Birthstones are totally awesome!

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  17. These are lovely! Doing a years worth of birthstones is a great idea! I feel like peridot is always a struggle to match, even when you're talking about the real stone. Yours looks great!

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