Angela of Soscrappy has been hosting the Rainbow Scrap Challenge for quite a few years now. The challenge behind the project is to use up fabric scraps from prior quilt-making efforts. Despite several years of RSC participation, my collection of scraps has not diminished. Honestly, that's OK with me, as I don't participate to use UP scraps, but because scrappy quilts are my favorite type of quilt!
In fact, this month, I decided some new "scraps" were needed, so I pulled lots of fabric bits (which were clogging up the fabric storage drawers) in the RSC theme for January: light and bright greens. I sliced everything into standard scrappy sizes: 3.5 inches, 2.5 inches, 2 inches, and 1.5 inches. I keep all my scrappy strips in plastic bins, ready to be pulled for future scrappy projects.
While I was digging through the bins, I noticed my 1.5 inch strip bin was getting really full.
That inspired me to start making new blocks for my Lego quilt. I put this project aside two years ago because I thought my scraps weren't providing enough variety.
Maybe the scraps of 2020 will be the boost needed to finish this quilt! I'll keep slicing up new 1.5 inch strips in each monthly RSC color and working them into the Lego quilt blocks.
I started making Carolina Chain blocks last year as a leader-ender project.
As I was cutting green strips, I sub-cut pieces for some green blocks. I'll continue working on these blocks in 2020, too.
These Sugar Bowl blocks have been an ongoing RSC project. My plan was to set the blocks in groups of four, with narrow sashing and a cornerstone in the center of each block. I assembled a couple blocks in this manner, only to realize the cornerstone drew the eye and the blocks got completely lost. Out came the seam ripper!
Instead, I opted for a traditional, on-point setting with alternate plain blocks. I found the perfect fabric for the plain blocks in my stash - and I had enough of it for the entire quilt!
It's a fun fabric, and I'm so happy I found a great use for it! Now comes the fun of stitching all those pieces together.
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