Sunday, January 12, 2014

Rainbow Scrap Challenge

For this year's Rainbow Scrap Challenge, I have chosen 3 projects to work on.  The first is a zig zag quilt made with 2.5 inch strips from a tutorial at  Sewn Up by Teresa Downunder.  If I stick with each month's color choice, I should wind up with a 51 x 53.5 inch rainbow version of the Pere Noel quilt.

In 2012 and 2013, I  watched Sheila's Sew Cook and Travel blog each month with serious envy.  She made Happy, Scrappy House blocks from a free pattern on Bonnie Hunter's blog.  They finish at 7.5 inches and when borders are added they are adorably wonky.

I'll also be adding to the Rainbow Postage Stamp blocks I made last year and making some four patches with the extra 2.5 inch charms.

While shopping at K Mart this week, I stumbled upon a jewelry presentation and a raffle.  If you  listened to the presentation, you were eligible for a free piece of jewelry.  My daughter was browsing so I stopped and listened.  The woman giving the demo was very nice.  I really felt sorry for her when no one bought any of the jewelry, but it didn't stop me from picking out an item when they pulled my ticket.  I picked the faux diamond stud earrings that supposedly retail for $79.99.   I placed  them in front of a swatch of blue fabric since it is blue month at the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  

I don't think anyone will mistake them for the real thing, but I will enjoy wearing them.  They are my favorite style, free.

Don't forget to check out all of the great projects for this month's Rainbow Scrap Challenge over at So Scrappy.