Monday, May 21, 2012

Color Challenge Blocks X 3!

These yellows were so much fun to play with - originally, I was SURE that I was going to play with yellows and purples.  But when I started doing that, the fabrics said - no thanks!  So, I just added a little orange, a little pink, and a little lime green - everything is better with lime green!  I call this my lemon meringue pie block.

Orange is - next to lime - becoming my go-to color...maybe not as a whole scheme, but it sure does add a nice zing to most anything.  I had used up most of my oranges, so I had to shop for some of these!  I call this one Aunt Phyllis's Orange Jello - you know, with the mandarin oranges in it. Yum!

First of all, why did they change blogger?

Ok, didn't have to buy any of these vintage beauties.  But I have to say, this was the toughest challenge so far.  First of all, because I'm not really a fan of blue!  Second, I'm definitely not a fan of any of these fabrics.

I thought I would try a blue-green-yellow scheme, but ...no. Boring.  Never dreamed I would  use red with dusty blue - not a huge red fan either, although it is growing on me! Of course there is a little green in there.  All this blue makes me nostalgic for all those lakes in Minnesota.

All of my blocks - so proud, finally finished a color before the next one is announced!

9 comments:

sewyouquilt2 said...

this is looking good. I was skeptic when I saw this challenge and thought nope I don't have any of that color in my stash. The more I am seeing of this challenge, the more I want to participate. Now where is that tub of fabric I havent seen in a while? come cut come out wherever you are. LOL cant wait to see the quilts from these blocks

sheila 77 said...

So your fabrics have their own ideas too. I like the yellow one and the orange one and they all make an interesting design close together like that.

Victoria Findlay Wolfe said...

Chris, your blocks have such a nice blend. I actually LOVE your dusty blue block! it's so subtle and punchy with that bit of red and touches of yellow! (I'll be a the MN cabin on the lake, Thursday. So i'm feeling MN too!)

kasthurirajam said...

nice

Ellie Q said...

Great blocks! The colors you added to the blue really brought the it into the 21st century. :)

Helen said...

Gosh, these all look great together! Good enough to eat...and I am so wishing I had a slice of Aunt Gen's lemon meringue pie right now.

ellen gets crafty said...

All of your blocks look great together - and adding lime green gives them a kick!!

Margaret said...

These are looking so good together! Love how that X design gives added depth.

Lisa said...

Your blocks looks so great! I love the X showcasing the color. Nicely done!