Sunday, January 25, 2015

Oh Scrap! : RSC15 Blue

RSC 15 I have been following the So Scrappy blog and the yearly rainbow scrap challenge for a couple of years now and have never joined in.  But this year, I thought I would give it a go!

My incentive for joining this year didn't come from a need to get rid of rainbow colored scraps.  You see, I have been wanting to come up with a way to use up a bunch of black and white fabric chunks I have in my stash and I think the addition of the rainbow colors will help me do that.

How the challenge works is each month Angela picks a color of scrap to use.  You choose a block design (or several) and make a few blocks each month using that color.  (For January, the color is medium blue.)  So by the end of the year, you have enough blocks in a rainbow of colors to put together a quilt top.  If you are intrigued, you can read more about it here.

I decided I am going to try and make 4 blocks each month - two using a predominately black fabric and two using a white.  For the inner 9 patch, I will be using some scrap 2.5" squares that seem to litter my sewing room.

I am already looking forward to the next color!

Now it is time to link up and share what scrappy projects you have worked on this week.  Here are the details for linking up:

  • This linky party is for any scrappy project - It can be in-process or a finished piece.
  • You can link up your blog post (not your homepage please) or Instagram photo from the past week that features your use of scraps.
  • If you are linking to a blog post, I ask that you link back to my blog somewhere in your post. So if you are writing about scraps, just get into the habit of including a link as there will be a linky party available every week!
  • If you are using Instagram, please use the hashtag #ohscrap.
  • This is a party so remember to socialize and comment on the posts of others.
  • Following my blog is not necessary but it sure would be great if you do!
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Scrappy quilter said...

Ooh I like your idea with the black and white. Nice blocks.

Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl said...

Great idea for using up your black and white fabrics and ending up with a beautiful rainbow quilt at the end, too!

Sandra Walker said...

You know I love blue...paired with black and white, yum, what could be better? I know! Blue and green with black and white! Wait! I have a pile of fabric purchased to do just that with the Bento Box pattern! I've been making 9-patches today too....with scraps!

scraphappy said...

The blues go beautifully with your black and whites. So glad you are putting them to good use.

Kat said...

I really like these. Great block choice!

Vera said...

It is cool idea and I was looking at it but I'm short of some colors :) I like your take on this one.

Kathy S. said...

I did something like that with the black/white backgrounds for the RSC14. I didn't count to do them in even amounts, but just let things happen randomly. I love what the colors do to the black/white prints. I still need to add the yellow sashing with red corner stones. You can see a picture of it here:
I LOVE the rainbow scrap challenge!!! Can't wait to see what the color is for February either.

SewPsyched! said...

I think the black and white backgrounds are going to be fantastic with your rainbow blocks!!

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Oh I love your idea for the RSC blocks this year!! It will turn out great!

Judy@Quilt Paradigm said...

That is a great idea! The addition of black and white to the blocks is really striking!

Val's Quilting Studio said...

I like that these are set on an angle....thanks for sharing among all our nine patches this week at Tuesday Archives. :)

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