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!


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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! 

11 comments:

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

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  2. 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.

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

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  4. 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!

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

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  6. 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!

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  7. 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 here...love the colours against the whites/neutrals. A perfect scrappy quilt, Cynthia.

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

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  9. 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.

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

    Michelle
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

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  11. 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 https://vesuviusmama.blogspot.com/2021/03/my-quilty-guilt-quilt-blocks-for.html ? Thanks for considering! ~ Erin

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