May 2, 2016

Orange Crush Colour Block Challenge

The challenge that distracted me this time was the Colour Block Challenge issued by Angie at Gnome Angel where you make quilt block, create a flat lay inspired by the colors in the block and photograph it all.  I saw a couple pop up on Instagram but then Kitty at Night Quilter got my attention when she posted hers here.

I must confess, I first looked around my sewing room to see if any color stood out more than others. I needed to make a 12 1/2" string block for the guild philanthropy project and with it being a scrappy block, I could go with most any color.  I started seeing orange more than other colors and here is the result.

Orange Crush string block for Colour Block Challenge
Since my block was larger them most blocks, I needed a lot of stuff to fill my photograph.  In my original photograph it looks fairly sparse, but by cropping it down it appears to fill the space.  It was harder to photograph than I thought it would be.  I used foam core board as the white background.

Colour block challenge photo before cropping
Here's a close where you can see more of the block and some of the items included in the photograph.

Colour block challenge detail
And once I finished photographing, I piled most everything in the atomic orange tray.

Items used for flat lay photograph
Take a look at the the posts for the Colour Block Challenge on Instagram.  Two of my favorites posted are this blue and red block by Lisa @sewinabind and this nature inspired block by Karen @runsewfun. The challenge is open through May 4th.

I hope to create more of these flat lays as time permits. Oh, and there are prizes involved, so hurry and make yours by May 4th.

Linking to Main Crush Monday, Fabric Tuesday, Let's Bee Social and Scraptastic Tuesday.



19 comments :

  1. Your block, grouping, and photographs turned out great, Paige!

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  2. Hi Paige, Was creating this grouping and photograph all part of the block challenge? So creative! And your "collage" is great! It sounds like a lot of fun but I'm almost afraid to go check it out as it would tempt me to start another project. :)

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  3. Oh the orange is just so pretty!! I love your layout!

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  4. Great job on the photos and block.

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  5. Your block and photograph are beautiful!

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  6. Very fun, Paige! Me thinks it would be more fun to create the collage than to put the stuff away when you're finished!

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  7. I have noticed a lot of blue popping up in the challenge, but I love your orange. It makes for a bright and happy block and picture. And it kind of makes me want a nice can of Orange Crush...yum. Good job on the challenge.

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  8. Your photograph is terrific - I love the orange! I've enjoyed seeing everyone's blocks and pictures in this challenge, and I really like your string block. Great job!

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  9. That's such a great photo! Orange is probably what I have the least of, but I love looking at it in your block and your objects!

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  10. What a great photo and love the block.

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  11. Fantastic photography! So very inspiring.

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  12. You've got some great oranges! Slam dunk.

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  13. That is great! I love all the oranges! <3

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  14. Wow, I'm impressed with all the orange objects - not sure I could come up with that many so quickly! I love orange. It's creeping more and more into my quilts...

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  15. Your orange block is so pretty! And the photos are fantastic, Paige. I have been watching these color blocks showing up on my Instagram feed and each new one becomes a new favourite. Love this idea!

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  16. Such a simple idea isnt it but can see lots of folks are having fun doing the colour block challenge :)

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  17. Love orange, your block and photo! I guess it takes a lot of time to do though. Thank you for linking up to #scraptastictuesday!

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  18. Orange is my favourite right now I think. And larger the expected string block, good idea!

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