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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Catching Up With The Rainbow Scrap Challenge - Red for July

Although I have been busy making blocks, I haven't had a chance to post them this month.  I don't have many red scraps and my stash also seems to be lacking in red, but I found enough to add to my RSC blocks. Below are some Happy House blocks, a Mod Cabin, a Dottie Block, and some four patch blocks.

I added a red row to the Rainbow Chevron quilt.

Last year, I made postage stamp blocks each month for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  I really liked the way the red and white blocks looked and thought I would like to make an entire quilt with those two colors.  I revisited the idea this month, but decided I would prefer an antique look so I chose to use cream, tan, beige, or cream on cream fabrics instead of white.  This will be a long term project adding blocks as I accumulate more red scraps.



I haven't been consistent with making the Happy House blocks so I have been catching up with some of the colors I missed.

I also added to my Garlic Knot, Mod Cabin, and Dottie Blocks with colors I missed in previous months.
I have three quilt tops that are almost finished.  Hopefully, I will complete them this week.  The goal this month for the 350 Blocks Project at Prairie Moon Quilts is thirty. With 33 blocks already completed, I've already surpassed the goal with another week to add to the total.
I'm linking up with other Rainbow Scrap Challenge quilters over at Angela's So Scrappy Blog.  There are lots of great projects to see.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Rainbow Scrap Challenge Mid Year Celebration

With half the year gone, Angela, hostess of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, at So Scrappy has invited all of the participants to post the blocks and projects they have made for the challenge this year.
As I started to gather the blocks, I was amazed to see how many I made.  Unfortunately, I wasn't as focused as I hoped to be.  My projects seem to be a little scattered, but I am enjoying them.

The blocks for the blue chevron quilt below were made during January.  Putting them together as a top will be my July project.

Each month I have been adding the chosen color to my Rainbow Chevron quilt.
In February, pink was the color and I started a pink chevron quilt.

The Ground Cover quilt below was made during the month for green and donated to the Hands 2 Help Challenge.

The  blocks below are from a Moda Bake Shop recipe called Dottie.


The Knot Blocks are from a tutorial by Angela at So Scrappy.  I will be tracing back to earlier months so that I will finish with four blocks of each color.  

I used The Happy House block tutorial from  Bonnie.  They will be placed in a wonky setting after all of the blocks are finished.


I'm not sure what I will be doing with the 96 four patch blocks I've made so far, but I'm sure they will come in handy. 

I started the Mod Log Cabin blocks in June and will continue adding colors as the challenge continues.

The Rainbow Postage Stamp blocks will be added to blocks I made for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge in 2013.
It feels good to look back and see how much of my scrap bins and old stash has been used.  I am linking up with the Mid Year Celebration at Sew Scrappy.  There are lots of great projects made by other quilters participating in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge that you can check out.