New Orleans House Project

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Rainbow Scrap 2018 Kick-Off

So it looks like much of my Rainbow Scrap Challenge activity this year will involve pushing ongoing projects toward the finish line.  I plan to continue working on some previously started RSC blocks, but I'll also add at least one new project.

From the Wrapping Things Up Department:  assembling last year's Windblown Wishes blocks into a flimsy.  I'll be adding sashing and rainbow-hued cornerstones, followed by at least one fabric-only (not pieced) border.  The pattern can be found in Diane Knott's Scrap Quilt Secrets book.

Another ongoing RSC project will be to make more of these 49-patch blocks.  I started making them last year with random, 1.5 inch squares.  When I had used up all the squares, I started using Bonnie Hunter's Scrappy Trip Around the World technique for piecing the blocks - as evidenced by the pink block.  These finish at 7 inches, so I'll just keep making them until I decide I have enough for a wall hanging or small quilt.

Another carryover project from last year:  scrappy pinwheels.  The plan is to assemble the pinwheels into 9-patch blocks, with a neutral background.  I guess I'll try to assemble a few blocks each month as an RSC activity.  I haven't done any math on this project, so I may wind up needing more pinwheels...time will tell.

One more ongoing project:  scrappy selvage blocks.   I'm still not sure how I want to use these blocks, but I plan to continue working on them this year.

I plan to keep making Burgoyne Surrounded blocks in 2018, also.  I picked out these scrappy chunks for a light blue block, but haven't gotten the parts and pieces cut yet.

Last, but not least, I've added a quarter log cabin block to my Rainbow Scrap Challenge repertoire.  I only chose 2 light blue scrappy fabrics for this month; I figure I'll use lots more darker blue scraps when we get to that monthly color choice.

Wow.  Now that I've put all that in writing, it sounds like a lot of work, fabric therapy!  I think there's plenty here to keep me happily stitching for the coming year.

For more scrappy inspiration, be sure to check out the weekly Rainbow Scrap Challenge link-up page.










25 comments:

  1. What a lot of scrappy loveliness your have going, Angie! The idea of quarter log cabins appeals to me too: maybe next year!

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  2. I so enjoyed looking through your blog. The Burgoyne Surrounded will be gorgeous.

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  3. Boy, what a nice combination of projects. Happy 2018!

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  4. Sew many pretty projects in process and starting. I think you'll keep busy this year.

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  5. That is a lot of ongoing projects. As some of them get finished off though, there will be room for the others to keep moving forward. The Windblown Wishes are SO close.

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  6. Such wonderful RSC projects to start off the new year!

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  7. Where to start?! All of your projects are awesome, and it must be you and your projects that are sending me subliminal messages! Today I pieced 6.5” scrappy selvage blocks and a 6.5” qtr log cabin. I am particularly fond of the Windblown Wishes blocks and have/lobe Diane Knott’s scrappy book (and one of the selvages I pieced today was from some of her fabric!) what size are toys selvage blocks?

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  8. I loved seeing all your ongoing projects again! Such pretty color. I really like the windblown wishes blocks especially!

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  9. What a lot of wonderful projects! That Windblown Wishes block is especially nice. I think you're in for a great year!

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  10. So many gorgeous rainbow blocks and beautiful plans! Windblown Wishes is going to be amazing, and I love those little 49-patch blocks. You have some great projects going!

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  11. Your rainbow projects are all so amazing! Love how you embrace each year with new ways to use your rainbow fabrics!

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  12. You make the prettiest rainbows! All of these projects are so fresh and fun, I just love following your progress. Thanks for sharing all of them with us!

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  13. Finishing up, moving along, and something new. Sounds perfect with the addition of something BLUE!!!

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  14. Windblown Wishes is a beauty - such vibrant colors and so striking! A winner and the fabrics are pretty for Burgoyne Surround!

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  15. Wow! My favorite is the selvege block.

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  16. Wow! My favorite is the selvege block.

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  17. Looking at all those RSC blocks truly is like enjoying a rainbow. You've got so many wonderful projects to work on. It's going to be a colorful year.

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  18. always fun to see your ongoing scrap project. Icy blue is perfect for January.

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  19. Goodness all these projects are lovely... I especially admire the very first one featured here!
    I'll be making my light blues blocks in the coming days.

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  20. All lovely projects. I wish I had your talent of turning scraps into such beautiful quilts.

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  21. Ooh, la la! You have some beautiful projects for this year.

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  22. Oh, gosh...they are all wonderful. I can't even pick a fav. Good luck on finishing them all up. I'm going to try that this year too.

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  23. Wow, so many pretty pictures in this post. The Scrap quilts secret and the 49 patch blocks are delightful.

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