Saturday, 7 July 2018

July is Red

I love participating in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge (RSC), it helps me to sew through my fabric scraps with some focus.  The colour for the month of July is Red/Maroon, which reminds me of Ruby the birthstone for July, my birth month.

With more than one project on the go, I always have something that needs the colour of the month.  For this week I started with my Cog quilt blocks, focusing on the Reds and got these five finished to add to my collection.  I'm hoping to have five blocks in each colour by the end of this year's RSC.

Next up was some Quarter Log Cabin blocks, as I had still more time to sew and play with my red scraps.

Yesterday was my birthday, I enjoyed the morning in Addie's Creative Fabrics (quilt store) in Cochrane, AB.  Addie's give you a discount on your birthday, so it was the perfect time to pick fabric for a couple of quilt backs.  I was greeted with a Happy Birthday from my friend and quilting buddy  Carolyn (who works there a couple of days a week). 
Have you ever seen of Freddy Moran's vibrant quilts?  Freddy considers red a neutral.


  1. Happy Birthday, Edith!! Nice work on getting SEW many RED blocks done.

  2. Happy Birthday, Edith! It's a birthday month in our family too. 3 great grands and a grandson-in-law have birthdays, a granddaughter and her husband have an anniversary!

  3. One more happy birthday, Edith. Hope you treated yourself to some fun fabrics. Your reds are bright and fun. Love those cogs!

  4. Glad you had a god birthday. Yes, I love Freddie Moran and remember that quote too - and doesn't it work in her quilts?

  5. I've seen red used as a neutral. It really is striking. Happy Birthday! The cogs came out great. Especially the one with the green center.

  6. Love your Cog blocks! Happy belated birthday!