The happy result of playing along with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge every month is having a pile of colorful blocks to assemble into a quilt at the end of the year. Sometimes it takes a little more than a year to finish up the quilt(s), but it's still a fun process.
Inspired by all the colorful houses in New Orleans, I started making Bonnie Hunter's Happy Scrappy House blocks in 2013. It took some time to get these assembled because I kept changing my mind on what the final quilt should look like. I thought I wanted to applique some words in the outer borders, but after experimenting, it just wasn't working out. Eventually, I decided it was time to stop dithering and finish this quilt top!
For 2015's Rainbow Scrap Challenge, I used reproduction fabric scraps to make a Scrap Jar Stars quilt. I finished hand-stitching the binding on this quilt recently and recruited my son to hold it up for photography. Compared with an earlier Scrap Jar Stars quilt in bright colors, I love the softer, more subdued look of this quilt.
My local long-arm quilter, Cindy Braiwick, did a great job on the quilting design. She used a multi-color thread that really added some pop to the background fabric. I'd love to keep this for myself, but I planned it to be a gift it from the beginning, so off it goes!
There are still several more unfinished Rainbow Scrap Challenge projects in my UFO pile, but the year isn't over yet, so they may get transformed, too!
Check out more Rainbow Scrap transformations at the weekly scrappy link-up!