One of the things I love about scraps is they really lend themselves to playing with color. And the current Scrap-A-Palooza is definitely an exercise in color!
The last time I shared my progress, I had just finished the center nine blocks. The thinner chain blocks all fade from dark blue to a medium blue and the fatter teal blocks in the corners all have the darkest shade to the outside.
I decided I needed 4 more chain blocks - but for colors, I faded these from a medium blue to a dark plummy purple.
The first was a straight forward chain block but I changed up the sizes of the squares - largest to the outside and getting smaller at the center..
For the second block, I went with bigger squares and strategically placed some low volume prints to give a stronger illusion of an X.
This one was made from four patches in the corners and a larger center square.
And finally, I went with a smaller scale for these squares.
The next four blocks I made are a lot more interesting!
For these blocks, I gave them a bit more sparkle by ending with a brighter purple.
The first block was a combination of shapes.
In this one, I just played around with smaller squares. It is by far the scrappiest block.
I wanted to add in some interest with this block - visually very different than the rest.
And another block using triangles - just because I liked the first one so much!
This is how it looks on my design wall right now. I have really enjoyed making each block and seeing it grow. All of the fabrics were in my scrap bins - some blocks coming together easily and some really requiring some digging.
Next, I think I will tackle the four center sides. I have loads of purple scraps that I think will work nicely. It is my favorite color so I look forward to playing with them!
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