Despite having a large yellow stash, it was hard to come up with a decent mix of 20 yellow strips for my crayon block. These show my progress with the crayons so far. I will do the tips at the end.
I took two projects to show and tell at my guild meeting this week. The Bananas quilt is finished and I gave it to a friend whose dad called her his little monkey, so it means a lot to her.
This week I completed the Folded Box in yellow.
Ever since I saw this block posted by Julie in GA at quiltandcostumes.blogspot.com I have been obsessed with the way the Folded Box block has a 3-D effect if done in the right choice of fabrics. I love working with color and this block is really a challenge. You can't tell if the 3-D effect works until you lay out the cut pieces.
There must be contrast with light, medium and dark pieces. Some colors are a real challenge, such as red and also yellow, our color for June at RSC. Both of those colors have a very narrow range from light to dark. Here is my yellow block for this month. I make them at 12 inches finished.
I was not sure if I could do this without getting the dark pieces into brown. However, the paisley print I found mixes the two shades to appear as dark gold. It is definitely not brown. For the light pieces I chose the brightest light yellow I could find to stand out as the main color. And the batik is just on the edge between yellow and orange.
For these Folded Box blocks done so far, I use the pattern found in patchworksquares.com in the 12-inch category, but called Folded Corners. It has a good GIF pattern in different sizes.
I've been enjoying lovely weather this week, but tomorrow they say a week of high 80s is coming, so I should get more stitching done. Thank God for AC! I hope all of you friends have a productive week. For weekend fun check out the doings at
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