Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Rainbow Scraps Challenge Projects: Mid-Year Progress Report

Other things get made along the way, but I am working on four quilts as part of the Rainbow Scraps Challenge (RSC).

Circle of Oak Leaf BlocksI made the red Oak Leaf block last night, so now there are 7 of these 10 by 15-inch blocks.

At the end of the year, when I have a dozen of these blocks, I plan to add a few more for a twin-size bed quilt (or large wall hanging).

They will likely NOT be arranged in a circle, as they are now on the design wall, but I couldn't resist the idea when it popped in my head.

I mostly DO share photos of these projects as I complete the latest blocks, so you've seen the rest of these before, but here they are again, with my plan for each of the projects in July.

I started making the broken dishes blocks during the first month I participated in the Rainbow Scraps Challenge a couple years ago.  The triangles for the scrappy blue blocks were all cut with a rotary cutter and ruler ... and became my excuse for buying a die cutter (which I have used to cut all the rest.)  I've made 105 of the 8-inch blocks so far.  Here are 88 of them.

Scrappy Broken Dishes Blocks

Since I have made all the red blocks I think I will need, I may be giving this project a rest this month ... unless I find some time to work (ahead) on some orange blocks so that I can decide on a layout and put this together. 

34 Briar Patch BlocksThis year, I found a very old UFO, started in a workshop with Judy Niemeyer, and decided that it was a good match for the RSC.

Since the first four blocks I made (in the workshop long ago and far away) were red, I will make a couple more this month and ... catch up on the yellow blocks that didn't happen in June.

Last but not least, because I simply couldn't resist the idea, I'm making a throw-size sampler quilt as part of the Mod-Mod QAL using the RSC designated color of the month for the block of the month ... and hoping it all comes out OK.

Here's how those blocks look, placed as they will be in the quilt.

Mod-Mod Throw - Half Done

This month, I'll be adding 6 scrappy monochromatic red Spokes blocks to this project.  You can take a peek at the block (and find the pattern we're using) on the Block Lotto site here: 

If I catch up on these projects  (and some other non-RSC projects in the mix), I have an idea for a red quilt I'd love to start this month ... why is it always so much fun to start something new, even when you have plenty of UFOs to work on? 


scraphappy said...

The Oak Leaf blocks will make such a pretty quilt at the end of the year. I really like the monochromatic spoke pattern for this month. Looks like fun!

Nell's Quilts said...

The broken dishes blocks just sparkle but those oak leaves are quite special. Wow! You've accomplished so much using the RSC as a kick off point.

Sally T said...

Those broken dishes still knock my socks off. And I'm looking forward to seeing how the oak leaves come together.

QuiltSwissy said...

You make me so tired!

Just wait till my knee gets fixed and I feel better and my room gets organised.......just wait!

Gail in Vegas said...

Love the broken dishes and the way the blocks are now arranged.
You accomplish so much - it's wonderful!

Terri said...

Oh, Sophie, I was looking around for a favorite to comment on, and they are all luscious! I love the color and pattern and well, you are amazing. (Are you just not showing us your duds?)

Gina said...

love the oak leaves blocks and your broken dishes quilt just leaves me speechless. It's amazing xx

katie z. said...

Your blocks are all great!

Sheila said...

Oh my. I love all your projects!

Andee said...

You have really outdone yourself (and the rest of us) with these RSC project, beautiful! WOW!

Anonymous said...

I really love ALL the scrappy projects! And the feathers in a circle is pretty cool looking, actually.

Deb A said...

Wow. Just.... Wow! Your projects are beautiful - I can't wait to see what you do with the oak leafs. So fun to watch them grow each month.

KatieQ said...

The Oak Leaf blocks are fabulous. The Broken Dishes quilt is amazing.

Karen Ackva said...

I would love to make the leaves in the same color range for the block lotto. Is there a chance this year?

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