They will be used for one of my projects for Soscrappy's Rainbow Scrap Challenge this month. Like Andra, I plan to make some monochromatic blocks each month in the designated color and put them all together for a colorful, scrappy quilt at the end of the year. Along the way, I hope to reduce my scraps ... a LOT. Each month I will be taking my scraps out of the jumbo zip lock bags where they live now and pressing and folding them into new storage–I have been hanging onto those large lightweight plastic tubs that hold a pound of spinach or salad and thinking they might be repurposed into stackable storage for scraps and projects.
My lotto blocks for January are in a much more finished state--I finished them before earlier this afternoon ... before diving into my scraps:
The block pattern is my variation on the traditional Chinese Coins quilt pattern. You can find the pattern here - Stacking (Quilt) Blocks. I think these 10" blocks would make a fun (and quick) kid's quilt and I plan to make one for the Austin Guild's "baby bundle" charity effort.
The seem to be a hit with the sneak peekers (who earned an advance look a week ago). By the first of January, there were already 85 blocks made. Here's a look at a "virtual quilt" made from 60 of them.
I think these blocks are a great way to use jelly rolls or noodles (or whatever you call 2-1/2 inch wide strips) or scraps and use big enough strips so you can SEE the fabrics. I like the whimsical look of imperfectly stacked "coins," too.