Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Red Monochromatic Block

It's time for the reveal of the block for the month of May, gosh, it's June where has the first half of the year gone?

I love red, I love wearing red shoes, I have a fabulous red handbag that I use a lot, I have red lipstick ( which I love but don't wear often), I have red scarves, red cushions on my bed, but funnily enough not much red in my fabric stash.  When I found out May was going to be red, I thought it would be really easy to find 8 co-ordinating red fabrics. Unfortunately I found a couple of solids, a batik and a couple of left overs from my Strawberries and Champagne quilt but that was it. Luckily for me, Melissa of Clothwork came to my rescue and sent me some pieces of gorgeous red fabrics to help me out.




My daughter also helped me by suggesting I stitch cherries in this bock. I'm really happy with how this turned out.  I'm so pleased I joined this challenge and decided to just do one block each month, it's been easy to continue, I'm really enjoying the process and it's pretty much stress free, as long as I don't leave it to the last minute as I have been known to do. 

I'm definitely going to work on finding some more red fabrics to add to my stash.

13 comments:

  1. That block is GORGEOUS...but I love red so whatever you made I was going to love it. The cherries are so sweet .Great idea BP! Well done on this month's block Marg!

    I too have been ruminating on where 5 months of my life has disappeared to ...what's up with how fast this year is flying by?

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  2. that is lovely. i love the cherries on the white block. you did a fantastic job!

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  3. Marg, this is a snazzy little block and I love the cherries. Thanks for dropping by the other day. My first star is complete, yeah the mojo is back thank god. have a top red day.

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  4. I love this block. Red and white are so perfect together.

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  5. Cherries + red and white fabric = Ver pretty!

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  6. another great block, don't you just love seeing what everyone has been making?

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  7. You have some great reds there!

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  8. I love how youve used different value reds around each ring, and your stitching is perfect!

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  9. What a gorgeous block! The addition of the cherries is perfect. Red has to be my favourite colour, even above pink. Red and turquoise together are my major love of the moment. You've done a great job on this block and thank goodness for quilty friends who help out :-)

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  10. Fabulous! The cherries are perfect.

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  11. Cherries always remind me of summer holidays and the beach :-)

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  12. Your block looks great! I love the embroidered cherries!

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