Saturday, July 9, 2016

Watermelon {RSC July 2016}

I am very excited that July is the month for pink (with green accents) in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. Pink has always been my favorite color, and pink and green is one of my favorite color combinations. I have made a LOT of pink and green quilts.

I pulled out my pink scraps and was slightly disappointed to see how little pink that I had!

I had a little snafu with my paper piecing templates. I printed all of them out as I normally do but unfortunately along the lines I had changed my scaling settings to "fit" from "actual" I made almost two whole blocks before I realized they were a half an inch too small all the way around.

Here's my original Pine Tree with my correctly sized Pine Tree:

Needless to say, I was a little disappointed to have to remake the most complicated block this month. Here are all four of my blocks so far:

#67 - Pine tree, #68 - Postage Stamp
#69 - Practical Orchard, #70 - Prairie Queen

I thought about making my postage stamp completely scrappy, but I went with the trip around the world coloring instead and I am very pleased with how it turned out. Other than the Pine Tree, the rest of this month's blocks are relatively simple and don't have the tiny piecing that some of the previous month's blocks had.

Don't forget that the new Bear Tracks pattern is on sale for only $5 for a short time!


  1. Always interesting blocks, Alison. I see you have alot of electic pinks to choose from. Nice.

  2. Yay! July is going to be the best! :)

  3. Well, I'm wild about that replacement pine tree, but I'll bet it won't be hard to find a place for that pretty little too-small one! 8)
    Pink isn't a color I've ever worked with much, so I'm always interested in seeing what other people are doing with it.

  4. What a bummer about your printer setting. Can't WAIT to see your Rose Zircon block! Here's hoping that you have enough fabric for the redo.

  5. I love that postage stamp block - the Trip Around the World pattern is a favorite of mine! So sorry you had to make a couple of your blocks twice, that is frustrating!

  6. One of the problems with paper piecing is remembering to scale the patterns. Even so your blocks turned out beautifully.

  7. Sorry you have to tears your block. I worked on a block all afternoon only to put it up on the design wall to realize I had the color placement backwards. Today I will be ripping out all those tiny pieces. Thanks for sharing your pretty blocks with Oh Scrap!

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  9. Very nice blocks. Too bad the scale was off. The second block turned out great.


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