One interesting thing I found out about myself since starting to quilt is that I love the geometric aspect of perfect piecing, but I get very bored making the same block more than once. In fact, what drew me to quilting in the first place weren't the traditional quilts with repeating patterns, but the crazy improvised quilts made without any concessions to symmetry. I've decided to use the colour challenge to experiment with different improvised piecing techniques. The goal is to make a quilt with a dozen colourful mismatched blocks at the end of the year.
For this month's red block, I sewed my red fabric scraps into strips and then joined the strips together into a square. Pink is close to red, so I threw some of that in too.
Next, I cut up my square diagonally and switched some of the pieces around.
I sewed the whole thing back together and ended up with a diamond shape, so I added some triangles onto the ends to square it up.
To finish up the block, I added a red border. In retrospect, I probably should't have used so much light pink, but despite that I really love how it came out!