Since I've vowed to try to finish a flock of UFOs (or at least make progress on them) this year, I'm keeping my RSC plans on the simple side. I'll definitely be working on finishing some RSC projects from previous years. However, I can't stay out of the boxes of scrappy strips and squares, so there will be at least one new RSC project, too!
I knew I wanted to use 2 inch squares for this year's RSC project, as I have a large box full of 2 inch squares and strips (see Bonnie Hunter's Scrap Users System). I originally thought I'd do postage stamp blocks, but I wasn't happy with lack of variety of light and dark fabrics in the stash box. Next I tried white/light fabrics mixed with the purple squares and liked the result much better.
Then I remembered Diane Knott had a fun pattern based on squares and HSTs in her book Scrap Quilt Secrets. The quilt is called "Windblown Wishes". Diane uses strip-piecing to make her 25 patch block centers, but the same look can be accomplished with scrappy squares. I used my scrappy 2 inch strips and the Easy Angle ruler to make the HSTs.
I was so pleased with the outcome I was ready to start making more "Windblown" blocks in other colors, so I think this project will be a keeper.
This week Angela has also invited RSC participants to share previous scrappy rainbow projects.
I have posted about unfinished RSC projects in the past, but I've not taken a look back at completed projects. I counted up seven quilts that were a direct result of RSC inspiration. All but one of these quilts (the green Trip Around the World) were gifted to family or friends.
I also counted up six flimsies that were created as a result of the RSC. I hope to have the Scrap Jar Star in reproduction fabrics (top left), the RSC Sampler (top right) and the Carpenter's Wheel (bottom left) quilted and complete by the end of 2017.
I worked on the New Orleans House Project in 2013. The blocks have been waiting for attention since then. One of my 2017 goals is to get these blocks moving toward a finished quilt.
These 4 inch Sawtooth Star blocks were an RSC project from 2015-2016. I want to set the blocks medallion-style with an appliqued piece in the center. The applique center has yet to be started, so this probably won't get finished any time soon.
There are a few other RSC-inspired projects floating around in my studio, but I don't have up-to-date pictures OR plans for finishing them right now.
As always on Saturday, it's Rainbow Scrap Challenge link-up day. I can't wait to see all of this week's RSC inspiration!