This post is a review of my Rainbow Scrap Challenge projects. I have many fantastic block collections, but not a lot of finished quilts. I need to figure out what needs to be finished, what needs to be continued and really think about if anything new needs to be started. HA! It's very brave of me to take a fearless inventory, since it is a teeny tiny bit discouraging in some ways.
First I am proud to say that only TWO new rainbow scrap challenge projects were started in 2016. That shows great self restraint for me!
1) Mad City Mama - It's a weird name for a quilt block, but it's a really cool block. The pattern is by Bonnie Hunter in her book Adventures with Leaders and Enders. I have finished 6 blocks and will continue with this one, adding a dark red, an aqua and a lime green block.
2) Circle of Squares - This is a really fun block collection and I have enjoyed sewing each one. The pattern can be found here. Again I have finished 6 blocks and will continue to make at least 6 more blocks for this quilt.
These are my older RSC Projects:
1) Alamo Stars
This project has been in production for more than 4 years! This is the collection of hundreds of star blocks (no, I'm not counting them!) It is time to start putting them together, but I'm not sure how to go about it. Maybe I will start making similar coloured 4 patch blocks from the stars?
This is a 3 year old project and it is labour intensive. It will be a lifetime achievement (or not, and will be passed on to my quilting buddies to finish in the future). It uses up all the 1" pieces of fabric scraps and is a leader/ender project.
3) Palm Branches
This is my only paper pieced project and uses up small scraps also. I would like to finish this one in 2017 and need 2 more blocks.
4) Maverick Stars
I love this one too! It's a 6" block and is a great scrap buster. I have 30 stars at this point and will continue to fill in the missing colours this year.
5) Scrappy Sprouts
I don't know why, but this project fell right off the radar. Maybe it's something I only feel like working on during gardening season? I will continue to make more blocks to grow this scrappy garden.
6) Pumpkin Seeds
I haven't worked on this one for a long time. I have enough blocks done and have been pondering the border dilemma. I have a few purple blocks to complete this month and would like to sew the centre of this quilt together.
7) Carrie Nation
This one hasn't been seen on the blog this year. I lost interest in this project, the poor thing. It would be easy to finish.
8) All Tied Up in Knots - This project did not receive any attention this year. It's stuck at the layout decision stage. I saw a quilt at a show a long time ago that inspired some layout ideas, but then it got stuck at the math stage.
9) Spools - Is a quilt top! Ending on a positive note, my biggest RSC accomplishment this year was finishing my Spools quilt top. I'm very proud of sticking with it and am delighted with the outcome. I will be quilting this one in 2017.
So that's my RSC review to start the year. I'm hoping for some finished quilts this year so that I can brag about it at the start of 2018! I do love to participate in this ongoing challenge hosted by Angela over at SoScrappy. Thanks for all the fun and encouragement over all these years Angela!