......the RSC (Rainbow Scrap Challenge) 2016 at SoScrappy. I have wanted to do this for at least 4 years, but never followed thru. I've seen so many beautiful quilts come out of that challenge, so it was time for me to jump in with both feet!!!
I started looking for blocks in Dec and had to whittle the 10 I found, down to 3!!!
My first choice was to make String/Selvedge blocks. This is what I have to work with! This closet is in our office and half of it is filled with my fabric overload!
These bins are STUFFED with strings and selvedges! I wash EVERY piece of fabric and cut off the selvedges before it goes in my sewing room!! I have got to get these bins under control because I refuse to get rid of them!!! For the last 3 years I have been making a Selvedge quilt to donate to my daughter's school (she's a teacher in Hillsboro, OR) for their Outdoor School Program and it has not made a dent in these bins. But I keep trying!
So this week I made 12 blue blocks. And I only took a pic of 4! Oh, well, I'll show them all off next time! These are 8" unfinished and I am using my favorite paper----old phone book pages!! Thanks Bonnie Hunter!!
The next block I found on At the Corner of Scrap and Quilts. I still don't know the name of it. If anyone knows, please enlighten me! I drew it up on EQ7 and I am making 9" blocks. Made 6 of these blue beauties this week. I just love this block. Be sure to check out Chantal's blog. She just put her quilt together and it is amazing!!
Here are my blocks for January.
The last block I have chosen to do this year is from Connie at Freemotion by the River, her Flower Block. I haven't started that one yet, so hopefully will get it done by the end of the month. I plan on making only one a month, but I may change it to 2. My total blocks now are at 19 a month, so what's one more!!! I told you I jumped in on this challenge with both feet!!
I am linking to SoScrappy. Take a few minutes to check out the other blogs and you might get hooked too!
.......sew till next time.......