Have you ever heard anyone use the term "pale red?" Me either. Pale green? Yes. Pale blue? Yes. But pale red? Never. We call it pink. Sometimes pink and red can look unsettling together. So here I am setting myself the challenge to make a Buckeye Beauty in the red range -- pinks, corals, reds, burgundies, maroons -- with a value contrast in each block. I'm hoping I can make the fabrics work together and play nicely together.
I have 67 more triangle/square sets to cut for a quilt 7 blocks by 9 blocks. Of course, I may make it bigger or smaller, depending on how well the reds play together.
These are four of the eighteen are already sewn. They're much duller than the reds above but I hope they'll settle well with the rest of the blocks.
So my One Monthly Goal for February is to finish cutting, pairing, and sewing 66 different fabrics to make 33 more blocks (unless I decide to make the quilt larger or smaller...).
Have you ever sewn pinks and reds together? Did they play nicely?
I'm linking this post to One Monthly Goal - February Goal Setting Linkup at Elm Street Quilts.
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