This is my first rainbow scrap challenge posting this year. I have been enjoying the challenge postings (click here for last Saturday's list) and really loved participating last year, but hadn't settled on what I wanted to do with my scraps this year. I liked the idea of making the same block each month with the chosen colour (like Amy is sewing her "Jack in the box" blocks) but hadn't found the block I wanted... until now!
My pattern is from the Quiltmaker 100 blocks magazine volume #3. It has a total of 69 pieces in the 12" block, and the best part is that it uses up 56 little 1 1/2" scraps of one colour! The block pattern is by Tina Curran, and if you click here and go to her gallery, you can see (on the very bottom of the page) a she quilt made from 12 of these scrappy blocks set on pointe.
It was great fun digging through scrap boxes and bags (my organizational system is still not the greatest, despite years of efforts) to find 56 different red scraps! I found scraps with little bears, flowers, tiny mice, snowflakes, christmas lights...what fun!
My 2012 rainbow challenge block is called "KNOT"...love the name and love the block! I even found some light background fabrics with red in the them.
Best part of this block...searching for the scraps!
Worst part of this block...precision cutting of all those tiny squares!
Hop over to Angela's blog and check out the other rainbow challenge postings to see what quilters are making with their red scraps.