Saturday, October 10, 2020

October's RSC block

 October's RSC color is yellow! 

This is the last color of the challenge. Angela @SoScrappy leaves November & December for catch-up, adding other colors to round out and balance the quilt, and finish. Here is my yellow column.

Also, I ran out of the gray fabric and actually had to piece 2 of the 2 1/2" squares. 

Here are all the columns together in random order. I will play with the colors to make sure they balance out. I also was debating whether I should add a very narrow 1/2" sashing between each column. I decided against it.

How do you balance your quilts?
like to turn my pictures to black and white and see the color balance. It really shows darks and lights. Here is this quilt in black and white and you can see that it is heavy on the darks on the right side and lights on the left.
I moved around just 2 columns and the balance if much better.
Here is a look at my process for this quilt. Each month I would randomly draw a column of squares and HST. Then I would figure how many 2 1/2" squares and 3" squares (HST) I would need of each color. Lastly, I would pull scraps from my scrap bin, cut and sew.
Now to sew the columns together and decide if it need borders or not!
Linking up to Scrap Happy Saturday @ SoScrappy and Can I Get A Whoop, Whoop @Confessions of a Fabric Addict


  1. It looks AWESOME!!! I think it has a modern vibe to it. Did realize that you drew up the design plan yourself! I thought you were following a pattern I have seen somewhere on the internet.

  2. Your columns look so wonderful! Using a black and while photo to color balance works like magic doesn’t it. The tones in your colors all go together so well. Looking forward to your finish. It’s been watching this quilt top come together.

  3. I've been following your RSC but haven't commented. Now that I see all the columns I like this quilt even more! And your balance is good.

  4. That's going to make the neatest quilt! I was thinking I should do the black and white photo of my tree blocks to check the balance, too. Such a good idea!

  5. Hi Dawn! This is turning out so great and just moving two columns around totally balanced out those darker tones. I can't wait to see it all complete. ~smile~ Roseanne

  6. This is such an original way of making a quilt. Well done, and good luck with the next phase.


Sweet sentiments