Friday, September 4, 2020

A Rainbow Scrap Challenge Finish

 I decided to just finish up one of my Rainbow Scrap Challenge quilt.  

My initial plan was to make the quilt 60 x 72" but I decided to just finish it with the 20 blocks I had completed already.  I tend to make some of my quilts a little bit too big, so this rainbow quilt will be lacking in red and yellow blocks.  I don't think anyone will mind.



The sun is so bright today, I had to snap a photo on one of my shady patios to keep the glare down as much as I could.  Sorry about the green hose :)



The fabrics for the top came entirely out of the scrap bins - even the backgrounds.  I will most likely donate this one so there is a lot of different prints for someone to explore.

In the dark purple square, you can see the quilting pattern I used - a combination of a swirl and feathers.



On the back, I used a soft green fabric I picked up at Connecting Threads a long time ago and used a colorful stripe for the binding.



This was a simple block to make because it was just squares.  I will definitely be playing with this design again in the future.

One of the things I love about the Rainbow Scrap Challenge is that it keeps me focused on using my scraps every month.  Otherwise, all of my scrap quilts would be purple, red and/or orange.  And I would rarely use my green, brown or blue scraps.

September's color is red so I am busy sewing up the blocks for my other RSC projects.  

I hope to share some of those soon!



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22 comments:

Ada Kopitopoulou said...

Turned out beautiful!! I make a lot of scrap quilts. This is a nice design to try one time.

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

The binding is the perfect frame for this one. Congratulations on the finish!

Susie H said...

Beautiful, Cynthia! I just love the RSC too. Every quilt made is gorgeous and yes, we get to use ALL the colors. Somehow the bins never empty though ... Lol!

cityquilter grace said...

very nice indeed!

Quilting Tangent said...

Pretty quilt and an easy way to get rid of a bunch of scrapes.

Cheryll said...

This quilt looks fantastic...& a great use of some smaller pieces too...xox

Libby in TN said...

That is a nice block to use up scraps. I like a multi-color stripe binding to tie all the colors together

Vicki in MN said...

I think it is beautiful with out the red and yellow's!

Louise said...

I love all the scrappy backgrounds! They give the quilt so much more depth. Beautiful finish :)

JanineMarie said...

Pretty!! I think it’s fun to leave out a color or two in a rainbow scrap quilt. It really makes an interesting change.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Those are such great blocks, and I love how the finished quilt turned out! I like making 48 x 60 quilts lately - for me that's a good size to handle and is comfortable for cuddling under in a comfy chair!

KaHolly said...

Simply gorgeous! Scrappy quilts warm my heart!

Linda said...

A super finish. The striped binding fabric is perfect for an RSC quilt.

Pamela Arbour said...

As always, you did a fabulous job. I used to make my quilts for the beds but at my son's request, he said the twin/lap size were just right to snuggle up under, so I am taking his advice and making smaller ones for them to drag around the house!

Kat Scribner said...

Great finish, Cynthia. The scrappiness looks so comfy.

Quilter Kathy said...

Great finish! That is why I enjoy participating in the RSC also because it really keeps me on track with using up the scraps!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Congrats on another fabulous RSC finish, Cynthia!!

grammajudyb said...

This is such a fun quilt to look at! I don’t miss the red or yellow! It really is fabulous!

Preeti said...

Beautiful finish. I kinda like the green hose - looks homey and down to earth with just the right pop of color :-) Have a great weekend!!!

Deb A said...

Congrats on the finish! That is a great quilt - love how it turned out. I think I might need to steal this pattern for next year!

KatieQ said...

I really love this quilt. The scrappy background fabrics are a perfect choice.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

It is perfect!! and the green hose just makes it even better ha ha!!

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