Sunday, March 21, 2021

Oh Scrap! : Rainbow Scrap Challenge

 I separate my green scraps in two baskets - one for greens and one for those I would describe as lime.  I decided to focus on both bins this month.  I think Angela may call green again this year but I am thinking I will be onto new quilts by then.

This week I worked on cutting and sewing up the HRTs (Half Rectangular Triangles) for one of my Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  I am making these blocks quite big - I think they finish about 4 x 8".  So I have to dig through my scraps to find bits that are big enough.

I am using the Creative Grids Perfect Rectangle Ruler.  They make the assemble of these blocks so easy!  I have used it in the past on this fun quilt.

Here are all the blocks I have completed.  I think this measures about 40 by 50" if I sewed it all together.  I want it a bit bigger and I think I will donate it in the Hands2Help quilt drive. (BTW - You can still sign up for the event here.)

By the time I add some blue, orange, turquoise and maybe a few brown, I should have enough to complete this quilt.  As soon as I finish my postage stamp quilt, I will focus on completing this one.

Here is the design wall right now behind my longarm.  I still need to do my green lego blocks and my green Two Bits blocks (not shown).  I will be sewing them up this next week.

I have decided to abandon the Full Stop RSC blocks.  I think the blocks are a lot of fun, but I just have too many quilts around the house.  I can't make them all :)

Happy Spring!


It is now your turn to share what you are making with scraps.  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! 


Ivani said...

HRTs will make a happy and pretty quilt, and will make someone glad.

Sylvia@Treadlestitches said...

You always have so many wonderful scrap projects going on! It's a treat to see your design wall. Thanks for Oh Scrap every week.

Jayne said...

HRTs are so easy with this ruler! I bought one after seeing one of your previous quilts where you used the purchase ever!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Such pretty GREEN blocks for the RSC, Cynthia! I may join you in HRT production. I'm SEW excited that my ruler was delivered yesterday!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That Creative Grids ruler sounds very handy! I love your happy and colorful HRTs for this latest RSC project. Have a great Sunday, Cyndy!

gayle said...

I've been cutting HRTs for my Flutterby quilt (you know, the one I'm not starting) but mine are way smaller than yours! Your quilt is going to be a real stunner when it's done!

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

I have just learned about all these "rulers" available now to make the cutting easier and more accurate. I guess some are worthy of the investment. Like this one the colours against the whites/neutrals. A perfect scrappy quilt, Cynthia.

Mystic Quilter said...

Such happy looking HRTs and a good size too. I'm
a fan of Creative Grid rulers, they have such a good range.

Bonnie said...

It looks like you have a great design wall. I'll have to search through my rulers to see if I have a HRT from anybody! I like the looks of this quilt and the other quilt you linked to.

Anonymous said...

Love those HSTs. It’s going to be a happy quilt for the recipient.


Vesuviusmama said...

Hi, Cynthia! I know the adoption event is over, but as I was digging out the blocks for the winner of my drawing today, I came across WAY more blocks that had been donated for charity quilts that I listed on my blog to give away. If it makes sense in a blog post of yours (since you have much more of a following than me), would you mind mentioning it and directing those interested in blocks for charity quilts towards my blog at ? Thanks for considering! ~ Erin

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