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.