Saturday, December 26, 2020

Rainbow Scrap Challenge Review

It's time for the last Rainbow Scrap Challenge link up of the year, which is the perfect time to review the RSC progress made in 2020. It was another productive year here in my studio, sewing up little bits of fabric that most sane quilters throw in the garbage.

My favourite RSC inspired quilt finish of the year is called Shoo Fly, which was the Quiltville leader-ender project in 2019. I sewed a few blocks each month using scraps in the colour of the month and put the blocks together with sashing. Such a happy quilt made with leftovers (except the sashing and backing). Even the binding was made from scraps! 

My favourite RSC quilt top that was put together this year (and is waiting for quilting) is the Squared Away sampler from 2018. Did you sew along with the sampler that year? So fun to try a new pattern each month - thanks to Angela and Mari for this great quilt pattern... the block patterns are still posted if you want to make any of them! 


Ongoing RSC projects that will carry over into 2021 are... 

Easy Breezy
1. Easy Breezy leader-ender challenge - more colours will be added until July when the new challenge comes out, or if it gets too large, whichever comes first!


Wishing Rings


2. Wishing Rings - I'm losing interest in this one, so I'll add the colours I'm missing and finish it up this year.




Log Cabin Loonies





3. Log cabin - I enjoy making these blocks randomly as the scraps accumulate, so I'll keep going with this one. These are made with 1" strips.





Mini Arrowhead


4. Mini arrowhead - this project is still my favourite! I started making these in the summer of 2018 but I'm not done yet! I like sewing these blocks each month and I'm joining them into 4 patch blocks to make the construction easier at the end...whenever that will be!



Waflles


5. Waffle blocks - Nann inspired me to start making these blocks in June. Each waffle uses ten 1.5" squares. It still needs a lot of colours added.






QAYG Selvages
6. Selvage strings - this is a fairly new project and I've only sewn a few blocks in yellow month. I'm looking forward to making many more blocks in the quilt-as-you-go style. And that's what's been going on in my quilt studio this year. I'm so thankful to Angela for this scrap challenge which is such a wonderful way to use up scraps, maintain motivation to sew, and  make interesting quilts!

Linking up to RSC for the last time in 2020!

14 comments:

The Joyful Quilter said...

What a great bunch of scrappy projects, Kathy! Best of luck with the 2021 challenge. The RSC certainly makes scrap quilting SEW much fun!!

ButterZ said...

Great scrap quilts. Always good to see so many different ideas. Enjoy those selvedges

Jenny said...

A beautiful collection of RSC projects, I rather like the log cabin loonies, really effective blocks.

Cathy said...

Wishing Rings, Arrowheads and Waffle blocks - I love them all! Like you, I was influenced by Nann to make Waffles, and that’s one of my RSC21 projects. Anyway, you’ve done an amazing amount of beautiful work this year! Congratulations!

Sharon Kwilter said...

I really love a couple of those rainbow projects. They're wonderful.

maggie fellow said...

I have been inspired by all your projects

Cynthia@wabi-sabi-quilts said...

Wow, these are all great projects! I LOVE your log cabin blocks. And the sampler quilt top is great too.

Michelle Churchman said...

All of these projects are awesome, Kathy! I’ll be doing my first RSC challenge in 2021.

Michelle
https://mybijoulifeonline.com

scraphappy said...

So much rainbow inspiration! Visiting your blog can be dangerous because I want to start another new quilt now. Looking forward to moving on and having a fresh start in 2021.

quiltingbydawn said...

So many lovely rainbow scrap quilts! So much inspiration for finding just the right pattern block to make for RSC 2021!

Melisa- pinkernpunkinquilting said...

So many fun colorful quilt projects that you have been working on. Gosh so much inspiration. I am wanting to run to my quilt room to play with a rainbow of color. Happy quilting.

Angie said...

Nice collection of rainbow projects. It's so much fun to see the finished quilt after following the month-by-month block construction!

Kate said...

You always have such fun RSC quilts. I sewed along with the Squared away sampler, but still don't have my blocks sewn into a setting yet. Maybe that will happen this year? Your Shy Fly quilt is such fun. I don't think I can pick a favorite, they are all great RSC projects.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

That is a lot of RSC projects. Nice!