Saturday, November 29, 2014

Rainbow Scrap Challenge - Finishing Up

It's the last Saturday in November!  I'm always surprised at how fast the year goes, the next few weeks will fly by even more quickly if past experience holds true.  I spent my time in the sewing room this week trying to finish up this year's Rainbow Scrap Projects.  I'm not there yet, but I made a lot of progress.  

Scrappy Butterflies is actually my 2013 Rainbow Scrap project, but I only made one block in 2013.  The goal is to get all the blocks done this year.  The next butterfly in the series is black.  

Scrappy Butterflies
Block is available in EQ 7 Block Library

There's not a lot of contrast in this one, but I still like it.  I need two more blocks to finish out my set of 12.  Butterfly number 11 will be gray.  That one is  cut out and partially assembled. That leaves the question of what color to use for the last one?  Since the background fabric is a pale blue, I'm hoping there is enough contrast for me to make the last one out of a white tone on tone and a print with a lot of the white background. Hopefully the scrap stash has something that will work.   

Last month's brown Inverted Star block is finally all stitched together.  

 Inverted Star
by Jessica Boschem of Common Threads
available from Craftsy as a free download

It turned out nicely, I love all those rich chocolate browns.  I need 3 more Inverted Star blocks to have a set of 12.  Black and gray blocks have been started.  But what color to make the last one?  I've come up with two options; either prints with a lot of white background or pale beige.  At the moment I'm leaning towards the pale beige.  Any other color suggestions for block 12? 

The Rainbow Scrap Challenge Sampler needed one more block to complete the 8 x 10 layout.   

Twinkle Star
Tutorial by Angela Feldbush of Soscrappy

The Twinkle Star block caught my fancy.  I like this little block so well that it's on the list as one of the potential scrappy projects for next year's challenge. Now that all the sampler blocks are done, I've started adding the sashing.  

Rainbow Scrap Challenge Sampler
By Angela Feldbush of Soscrappy

I really like the black sashing.  My plan is to work from the top and bottom.  That way I'll be able to meet in the middle and sew the two halves together. 

I've really enjoyed playing with my scraps this week.  To see who else has been playing with scraps, check out Soscrappy.  


  1. You've had a great week. Looks like lots of quilting time in between your holiday fun. Love the twinkle Star! Enjoy your last few blocks, sounds like lots of quilts are getting ready to come together.

  2. your scrap projects are fabulous! can't wait to see the assembled tops!

  3. You have so many beautiful scrappy projects to share. I love your Inverted Star blocks; can't wait to see them all together.

  4. I really, really like the black butterfly. It sounds as though you have great plans to finish your quilt blocks next month; way to go!

    How have the earthquakes been? We've had a few bigger (for Kansas) quakes, but I've yet to feel the recent ones. I think I'm okay with that!

  5. I'm loving your butterflies, and the black sashing is beautiful with all that color.

  6. Such colorful design walls! I like all your new blocks. Have fun!

  7. The black sashing is perfect. It creates a little break-yp but just enough to accent the quilt! LOooking gooooood!

  8. Butterflies, inverted stars and scrappy challenge! You've been busy. Your brown inverted star is beautiful. Thank goodness we have December to get caught up.

  9. I love the black butterfly, and the tiger in the star - ahh, perfection! But I'm with you, I hate having to pick the final colors to finish up the rainbow.

  10. Love the black butterfly . Those multi coloured dots are perfect !

    Looks like you’ve had a very happy sewing week!

  11. Ooooh! I love all of your pretty blocks! The pink one is really nice -- I think it fits perfectly!!! :)

  12. I was thinking that twinkle star for next year too! Your blocks are looking great and love the sampler with black. I hope to start putting some things together next week.

  13. I have loved seeing the inverted star blocks and want to make some now. The twinkly star block is so cute and the browns really look much better than mine did. LeeAnna at not afraid of color

  14. Wow! So much scrappy goodness! Love that black butterfly.

  15. Oh, what a lot of eye candy. Your projects are all so scrumptious. I like that tiger peeking out of the Inverted Star. Fun!

  16. Looks like you had a very productive week. love the rainbow scrap challenge.

  17. Looking good with the sashing


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