September's Rainbow Scrap Challenge color was purple. After finishing my planned purple scrap blocks, I didn't have a lot of scraps to stitch up blocks for the Parts Department. Usually, having a month-long focus on a color pushes me to pull bits and pieces from the fabric stash and slice them up into useful sized strips and squares for the scrap bins. That didn't happen with purple, because I got focused on some other projects.
I did have some two inch squares and strips to turn into 4-patch blocks and Carolina Chain blocks.
I also kept up with making Tiny Tuesday blocks, although I veered off course for two of my blocks. The top left block is Crow's Foot and the top right block is London Roads - both from Judy Hopkins' 501 Rotary-Cut Quilt Blocks.
The theme for October scraps is to use dark fabrics like black and brown. That fits in nicely with one of my non-RSC projects: a black and gold Endless Chain quilt.
My oldest son recently moved to Denver, Colorado. He requested a black and gold quilt to remind him of home (black and gold being the colors of the New Orleans Saints football team). This will be a planned scrappy quilt, so I spent some time experimenting with different fabric combinations to see what would work. I knew my son would not be a huge fan of metallic fabrics, so I stuck with several variations of gold-colored fabric instead. It reads more like brown in the photograph, but it looks more gold in person. Instead of cotton batting, I'm planning to use wool - I figure he'll need the warmth!
For more inspiration on using black and brown scraps, be sure to visit the Rainbow Scrap Challenge link up.