Wednesday, January 13, 2016

RSC16: January Blue with a Purple Accent

I've noticed the So Scrappy Rainbow challenge for a few years.

Last year or the year before I pulled out my smaller scraps, ironed and organized them by color.  Then hung them on a hanger based on color.  This year I've decided to take the assigned color and make it into a piece of fabric that could be cut into a 12 inch square.

Draft Blue Piece
I started with just the blue fabric, it didn't quite measure 12 inches and looked rather blah.  Either my scraps were too large or too small, or again I'm just not artistic with the fabric I have.

This year Angela added a secondary color 'purple accents for January' so I cut this draft square and added a small strip of lilac.  Decided to size it up to be the size of my ruler 12.5 inches.
Blue with Purple Accent 12.5"

I like the way the fabric pieces join and create jagged corners.  And the way some of the strips sort of line up after a break.  Next month I'll work more on lining things up, and will be more mindful of having larger seams at the ends.  

I'm already doing several projects where I measure an follow patterns.  I'm glad though to finally commit to making a scrappy block each month with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge!

So Scrappy: Rainbow 2016:  Monthly colors and ideas for blocks designed to end up in one end of year quilt.


  1. I like this. I think the straight strips would have been fine when put together with the others, but the changes do make for a much more lively block.

    1. I'm glad you think this too! Thank you for coming by Shasta!

  2. Welcome to the Rainbow Scrap Challenge! I hope you have TONS of fun... I know that I did last year. I'm excited about another year of RSC sewing. I hope it works for you!

    1. Thank you. Looking forward to more work with scraps!


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