This week I was finally able to lay out my Rainbow Scrap Challenge Sampler blocks. I tried a 10 x 10 layout first, but found I was 14 blocks short! I knew I didn't have the patience or time to make 14 more blocks, so I quickly switched to a 9 x 10 layout. I found an extra pink block, so I now only needed 3 additional blocks. I decided the colors orange and purple were under-represented, so that's where I focused.
I followed Angela's handy instructions for the ZigZag block and dug out some great orange-red scraps to use.
Some purple scraps made a great Quarter Log Cabin block.
I don't know if this block has a name. I wanted something simple that would make a purple statement. I think the block fills the bill!
Now all the spots are occupied with amazing RSC blocks! I already have fond memories of the year-long process as shared through the words of so many different RSC participants.
I have at least two white-on-white prints in the stash I can use for sashing these blocks. However, I'm waiting for Angela's final version using light and dark gray sashing before I decide on how I will finish mine. In the meantime, I've stacked the blocks in their proper order to await further assembly.
I needed the design wall cleared so I could arrange
the Scrap Jar Star blocks.
I started with 18 blocks, so two more were needed for a 4 x 5 layout. I didn't want to use black and gray scraps (and I didn't have enough anyway), so I went with bright, multi-color scraps. Now that I see them hanging on the wall, I'm not so sure they fit in very well.
I can't decide if I want to make two additional blocks in solid colors, or just keep things as they are and get 'er finished! The blocks will be sashed with the same dotty fabric as the star backgrounds, and there will be colored squares at the sashing intersections. I think that may help pull everything together. And since this will be used as a quilt and not a wall-hanging, I don't think the multi-colored blocks will stand out as much.
So, I'm off to cut and stitch some sashing. I'll be using my Singer Model 15 treadle for sewing today - which I mention because my friend Annie Kusilek is hosting a sew-along today via the FB group Treadle Quilters. If you're interested in learning more about quilting with treadle sewing machines, stop by and check out the group!
I'm also linking up with the other Rainbow Scrappers over at Angela's SoScrappy blog. There will be lots of colorful, scrappy fun on view!