New Orleans House Project

Saturday, February 26, 2022

Rainbow Scrap Surprise

 I did not anticipate doing any Rainbow Scrap Challenge sewing this month.

I thought my only ongoing RSC project this year would be to make and assemble Antique Tile blocks.  And maybe assemble some neglected RSC blocks from previous years, but that was really more wishful thinking than an actual plan.

The RSC color for February is teal, and I had already made teal Antique Tile blocks last August, so - no new RSC sewing, right?

Not so fast!  As I was digging through the box of reproduction fabric scraps, looking for fabrics for an entirely different inspiration, I came across a hunk of 2-inch teal strips.  Were there enough strips and enough variety to make a Blackford's Beauty block?

Well yes - another Blackford's Beauty block created!

Hmmm...I also made a Blackford's Beauty block in bright fabric scraps last month.  Are there enough scrappy teal brights to make another BB block?

And another block joins the bunch!

The blocks finish at 12 inches, so if I want a bed-sized quilt I'll need more than just one block per month.  Maybe an alternate chain block?

There's still plenty of time to think about how to put these blocks to use, so for now I'm just going to enjoy making them every month!


  1. Love, love, LOVE that super scrappy Blackford's Beauty block in repro TEAL fabrics!! Another bright teal block, too? So much for "not really" participating in the RSC this year!

  2. No sense fight the direction your fabrics are taking you. Great new blocks.

  3. These are such lovely block and they look so pretty in the teal colors...nice work hugs, Julierose

  4. You got suckered in... I love it!!
    and those blocks are just so pretty!

  5. The BB blockks is so pretty and I love the teals. An alternate chain block would also look nice with will be fun to watch it come together.

  6. Oh, those Blackford’s Beauty blocks are, well, Beautiful!! I feel my resistance beginning to crumble…

  7. Oooh, an alternate chain block would look good.

  8. teal is a color I don't use much, but I really love your blocks.
    It is always fun to follow your RSC!