I was excited about Turquoise month because I love the color. My collection of turquoise fabrics is not extensive, but I do have more modern pieces than I have of other colors. Can you guess which strip is my favorite in this block?
I didn't realize until I started arranging strips how many different colors there are that might be called turquoise/aqua, ranging from minty to bluish. Mmm, I love that yellow strip with the turquoises.
As usual, I included a strip of a color from each of the other months in my blocks. This month, some colors worked better than others. In this block, the dark blue doesn't stand out as particularly different, so I chose the darkest one I could find so at least there would be value contrast.
I don't think the sage green worked very well in this block. It's the one with the tiny leaves. After I finished the block, I noticed that two of the other fabrics looked more sagey than turquoise. Strange, because they seemed turquoise/aqua until I included the sage strip. Oh well. In the end it will all just be a colorful mess.
Ooh, orange and turquoise: another fun combination!
And this next block has another tiny shape that I love.
Here are all my RSC blocks together.
A colorful mess indeed.
I'll leave you with a few photos from our vacation that feature turquoise. First up, my take-along project: I had fun working on my Lake Michigan quilt in a log cabin by the waters of Lake Michigan in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I'm currently adding embroidered beach grass. I got the basic structure of the biggest clump done. Now I have to add more dimension. I'll keep working on this outside on summer evenings.
|No, that is not a giant wave--the quilt was lying crooked on the bed.|
It's supposed to be hot, hot, hot back here at home this weekend. (Makes me wish I was back Up North, but I guess it will be pretty warm there, too.) Time for some indoor activities. I have a little sewing planned and then catching up on all the quilty posts I missed while I was gone.
I'm linking up with Angela at SoScrappy for ScrapHappy Saturday and with Cynthia at Quilting is More Fun than Housework for Oh Scrap! on Sunday.
This week I wish you colorful surroundings and colorful quilting, scrappy or otherwise.