sábado, 8 de janeiro de 2022

BLOCO CRUZ VERMELHA

Em 2018   Mari do blog The Academic Quilter iniciou um BOM (Bloco do Mês): Squared Away durante o Desafio Rainbow Scrap Challenge. 

O primeiro bloco do BOM  foi o  bloco Cruz Vermelha, bloco catalogado em 1906 por Clara Stone - no livro Pratical Needlework Quilt Patterns vol. III Nº 2, com o nome de Red Cross, penso eu que  provavelmente como  referência a Organização Cruz Vermelha Internacional. 
Decidi fazer meus blocos com 12" (tamanho final).

E  mensalmente um bloco menor com 6" nas cores escolhidas por Angela para o RSC, mas sempre com a cruz em vermelho.

O bloco é construído com 9 quadrados,  e 16 Half Square Triangles.

Naquele ano fiz  6 blocos de Janeiro a Junho:



Para 2022 a cor escolhida por Angela para o mês de Janeiro foi vermelho. 

Após organizar meus retalhos por cor e tamanho, deixei sobre a mesa todos os  retalhos vermelhos.


E decidi acrescentar a coleção dos Bloco Cruz Vermelha um totalmente   em vermelho.


Agora tenho 7 blocos e estou pensado aqui... Não tenho certeza se darei continuidade a esta coleção... 

Não foi uma boa ideia fazê-lo com 6", é um bloco com a grade de 5 x 5 e para o tamanho 6" é preciso usar medidas fracionadas  e isso implica em novos cortes para ajustar as medidas. E isso consome tempo.

Talvez seja melhor usar os blocos que já tenho para fazer algo menor com eles. Um jogo Americano individual (placemat), por exemplo, ou um Caminho de Mesa.

Em conexão neste final de semana com:
Angela em Rainbow Scrap Challenge
Frédérique em Patchwork & Quilts
Cynthia em Oh Scrap!

17 comentários:

Gretchen Weaver disse...

A placemat sounds like a good way to use those smaller blocks. The blocks are very pretty, I like this design. Happy stitching!

Vireya disse...

That would be a hard block to do as 6". It looks good though.

LIttle Penguin Quilts disse...

That was one of my favorite blocks from Squared Away! Pretty in every color combination. I've made a lot of 6 inch blocks recently, too, Ivani - they don't grow into a quilt very fast, do they? Making something smaller with these is a great idea!

Karen - Quilts...etc. disse...

I like those blocks

Mari disse...

Your blocks are very cute, and the red block looks great. I agree-- make the smaller blocks into a placemat or something and move on to another project. So many red scraps to make something pretty with!

Frédérique disse...

Your blocks are beautiful, I love this idea to keep the cross in red, and adding another color for the triangles. I like tiny blocks too, but I'm not good with the maths 😄. Thank you for sharing and linking up 😘

Cathy disse...

The blocks are beautiful, Ivani, regardless of the size. But they would use more scraps in a larger size! happy New Year!

LA Paylor disse...

so organized!!! great job and pretty sewing Ivani!

Jenny disse...

Very pretty blocks. You are obviously a very competent quilter, not like me, as I wouldn't be able to adjust the sizes of quilt blocks like that.

The Joyful Quilter disse...

Thanks for sharing your collection of blocks, Ivani. Nice job on that RED on for this month's RSC!

Julie in GA disse...

Your Red Cross blocks are beautiful, but it makes sense that a different size block would be easier to piece.

Sylvia@Treadlestitches disse...

Wow! Beautiful blocks! And six inches? You are a very talented quilter! Whatever you make with them will be lovely.

scraphappy disse...

Placemats are such a nice way to put tester blocks to good use. Potholders and mug rugs are also good choices. It is a pretty block, but working with round measurements is always so much easier!

grammajudyb disse...

Certainly a pretty block! Six inch blocks and fractional measurements would be more difficult! They are really gorgeous, though.

Kat Scribner disse...

That's such a pretty block for scrappies, Ivani.

Kate disse...

It's a great block pattern, your version looks good. Something small would be good so you can use them up if making a lot more will be a lot more work and not fun.

Sandy Panagos disse...

It really is a lovely block, but I agree that cutting and stitching that complicated a block for a 6" finish is an awful lot of work!