Friday, August 4, 2017

Rainbow Scrap Challenge Finish

Last fall, I started making 6" nine-patch blocks with no clear idea of how I would use them.  Then earlier this year, I decided to go back and frame them with some solid colored scraps.  



Finally, in July, I determined I had enough blocks to complete a quilt.  To make each block, I used black/white scraps and the appropriate Rainbow Scrap Challenge color for the month I made the blocks.  So when it came to sashing and the border, I pulled scraps/fabric from my black and white stash.



I am sure this quilt will probably get donated to a local charity (like almost all of my RSC quilts).  I played around with the quilting on this one.  I simply created a vertical "helix" design that went quite quickly.


I was able to use one of the backings I stashed away when a great sale presented itself.  I think it looks great with all of the scrappy colors in the quilt top.



This quilt went together REALLY quickly.  It all came out of the scrap bin except the outer border and the backing.  Now I am starting to sew up bow tie blocks.  I have been working on more blue blocks which I hope to share soon.

Have a great weekend!  Our crazy heatwave is supposed to be over so I am happy to see temperatures back in the 90's.  This is Oregon - we like out moderate temps!  :)



TGIFF (Thank Goodness it is Friday Finish)
Busy Hands Quilts (Finished or not Friday)

Wide Backing Sale

If you like to pick up backings at a great price for your stash, I see Connecting Threads has their wide backings back on sale.  Check it out!



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29 comments:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

love the overall look! a nine patch is such a simple block to make and it makes the most amazing quilts! this one is so colorful and pleasing to the eye

Chantal L. said...

Wow! I love it. Scraps make the best quilts and this one is a great example of that. Congrats on the finish. ;^)

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

Love love love love love!! I have a bunch of 9 patches - I am inspired!!!

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Marvelous when the scrap bin yields a wonderful quilt! Great job

Marly said...

Beautiful! It's such a simple design, yet oh so effective. I love it!

Janine @ Rainbow Hare said...

This is a beautiful quilt. Congrats on this finish :)

Danette Stankovich said...

You're very generous! I think it's cool!

Preeti said...

So bright and cheerful. I am sure it will bring great joy to the recipient.

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

It looks great, Cynthia, and I am especially keen on the helix quilting. Congratulations on another lovely finish.

Jo said...

Fantastic quilt and great finish

Janice Holton said...

Cindy, you amaze me at how many quilts you crank out! And they're fun ones too! Way to go on another finish.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I really like the solid borders around each block! They make the simple nine patches so interesting. Lovely finish, and perfect for someone who needs a quilty hug!

Louise said...

Neat! Black and white with brights is always such a great combo. This quilt turned out fun and fresh, and I really like the "helix" vertical quilting. I'm going to pin that to my FMQ board so I don't forget that motif!

Rochelle aka Bella Quilts said...

I really like what you did with this quilt. I have some scrappy 9-patches that I've let languish because they seem so disjointed. Maybe I should sash them first. I love seeing what you do with all your scraps. Do you ever sew anything but scrappy quilts?

Sheila said...

Love your colorful Rainbow Scrap Challenge quilt! Congratulations on another finish. You go girl.

Mystic Quilter said...

This was a good project for RSC and using the black/white sashing and border makes all those solids pop!

claudia said...

Your quilt is quite pleasing to my eyes! Love the colors together and framed by the black and white.
I am also glad for the cool down. Plus the smoke should be gone by the end of the weekend. Did you get smoke too? I moved up here because it was getting too hot where I lived before. I don't appreciate high temps!

June D said...

Very nice quilt! Good work!

Lynn said...

Oh nine patches are wonderful and the framing makes them stand out really well. The border is just right. Hmm, might need to get busy myself - thanks for the inspiration.

Pamela Arbour said...

Congratulations on your finish. It turned out great!

scraphappy said...

What a great quilt. It is fun to see what can come out of started as random scraps.

Kate said...

Congrats on a fun finish!

Nell's Quilts said...

A great RSC finish!

Wendy F said...

Your RSC finishes always inspire me, thanks! A great setting for those 9 patch blocks.

Jasmine said...

You have an amazing talent for making scraps look awesome. I really like the skinny sashing in this quilt.

Vicki in MN said...

It's like a free quilt when it's from scraps! I agree with Jasmine, you have a real talent with scrapiness!

Sandy said...

That quilt is really adorable! So colorful and fun. And the black and white really sets if off. Beautiful!

PaulaB quilts said...

Such a fun quilt. The black ties it all together perfectly. Congrats on a great finish.

Myra @ Busy Hands Quilts said...

Neat scrappy quilt!