Saturday, December 29, 2012

Rainbow Scrap Challenge - An End and A Start

Hard to believe this is the last weekend in 2012.  Hope your Christmas was merry, ours certainly was.  As much as I enjoyed it, having all the shopping and wrapping behind me until next year is a very pleasant thought.  There was even time yesterday to get back in the sewing room.  Though the first order of business was to get the wrapping paper put away so I could actually get to the cutting table.  That accomplished, I finally finished the last two blocks for the 2012 Rainbow Scrap Challenge.


Block patterns from Karen F. Srebro and Janet McCarroll
published in Block Magic and Block Magic Too by
Nancy Johnson-Srebro

I really like the fish cup.  It looks a lot like one I brought back for DT after one of my business trips to Florida.  Here's the whole set.


This has been a really fun project.  Scraps from 14 completed quilts are used in the blocks.  It didn't make a dent in my scraps, except for the white used in the background. I don't have much of that left.  It's OK, I'll have lots of scraps to play with in 2013. 

Next year's project will use another picture block. 


This block can be made with templates or by paper piecing.  I'm going to try the paper piecing method.  That will be a new skill for me.  I'm playing with an idea for a second scrap challenge quilt for next year.  Hopefully I have that one figured out by next Saturday. 

I'm looking forward to seeing all the cool scrappy projects for next year.  Check out Soscrappy for some sneak peaks of what's in the works for next year. 

15 comments:

  1. I've followed this quilt all fall and never realized it was part of the rainbow challenge (obviously I was light on the reading and heavy on the pictures!). I'm thinking about joining in 2013 but I can't decide on a pattern. Yours is just wonderful!

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  2. Your final two cups are marvelous!! I adore the stripey, rainbow mug -- I'd love to have my coffee/tea in that in the morning!! Great finish to a darling top! :)

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  3. It has been fun seeing all your coffee cups/mugs. I'm looking forward to seeing it completely finished. Where/how do you get involved in the challenges?

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  4. I LOVE your last two mugs. Especially the fish mug! I love your 2012's rainbow challenge coffee mug quilt. Awesome.
    I'm going to enjoy watching you work through the butterfly quilt during 2013's rainbow challenge.

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  5. Yay for the last mugs! I love them - they were definitely a fun thing to see every month! :)

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  6. That fish mug is the BEST! I have so enjoyed watching this quilt come together this year. It looks stunning with all the blocks together. Your butterfly quilt is going to be sew pretty.... I can't wait to watch that one develop in 2013.

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  7. Love your cups/ mugs! Hmm, have to think about joining the rainbow challenge...

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  8. Love the last blocks! Such a great quilt!
    Looking forward to your butterflies too!

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  9. Its looking awesome, it's been fun to see this top grow. I'm looking forward to seeing your butterfly blocks next year.

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  10. The Coffee Quilt is just adorable! It has been such a treat watching this unfold over the year - thanks for sharing! Hope your new year is full of blessings - quilted and otherwise!

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  11. Your Coffee Quilt is absolutely adorable! Paper piecing is a great technique. It gives you really accurate/sharp points. It is my favourite piecing method. The butterfly quilt will be lovely in scraps, too.

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  12. Love the fish cup! Still don't know what I'm doing for RSC in 2013!

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  13. I love both your coffee quilt and your little butterfly quilt. Nice to get something finished! Well done I can't complete mine (it needs the border) as Ive run out of the background fabric!!!

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  14. The Coffee quilt is adorable. I've been watching you make cups all year and Im just loving how it all turned out.

    Those butterflies are just gorgeous.

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