It's time to get started on another year of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, one of my favorite quilt-sharing groups. Angela is our hostess, and every month she lets us know our assigned color. Everyone works in that color from their own scraps, making whatever projects they choose. Each Saturday we show our progress and share lots of friendly comments.
I have been participating in the RSC since 2013. I enjoy digging through my scraps every month, looking for the colors I need. As I look back at my past projects, it seems that my biggest problem is finishing them. I have only one finished quilt and several unquilted tops. Here are my RSC quilts from past years. The caption under each photo will take you to a blog post with more info about that quilt.
2013 project--Dancing Stars. My first ever RSC project is also my only completely finished RSC quilt. The 6" blocks were foundation pieced. This quilt was finished in May 2015
pattern by Amy Ellis
Scrap Hexies--started August 2013, still in process of joining parts together.
2014 project--LeMoyne Stars. I made LeMoyne Stars in two sizes, 6" blocks and 12" blocks, alternating light and dark backgrounds. I ended up with a baby quilt and two throw quilts, but none of the tops have been quilted yet.
|Rainbow LeMoyne, 6" blocks|
40" x 48" baby quilt
|Rainbow LeMoyne 6" blocks|
45" x 60" throw quilt
Bowties 2015--Over 500 bowtie blocks were made. About half went into this top, and the rest of the blocks are still waiting
Circling the Rainbow 2015--All year I appliqued circles to black and white background squares. This top is at the quilter, and I hope to get it back to be finished before long. This may be my favorite rainbow project yet!
Circling the Rainbow 51" x 62"
based on the pattern "True Colors" by Nancy Mahoney
from her book Simple Circles and Quick Curves
2016--RSC Sampler. This was my first time joining in on Angela's yearly sampler quilt. I changed a couple of things around on mine, but it is mostly Angela's design, and I love it!
My other RSC project for 2016 was the 3D Folded Box blocks that I have been showing every week for the past month (at least, that's how it feels to me!) I am soooo close to having the quilt top finished! I'm going to wait until it's complete before I post another photo of that.
Thanks so much to Angela for keeping this wonderful quilt-along going. I sometimes have a hard time keeping up with writing my blog posts, and I know she must put in lots more time. It has been so much fun seeing all the amazing quilts that people are making, and I greatly appreciate the encouragement that everyone shares each week.
Be sure to check out all of the wonderful scrappy projects at the Rainbow Scrap Challenge every Saturday and at Oh Scrap! over at Quilting is more fun than Housework on Sunday. On Tuesday I will also link up with Scraptastic Tuesday at Mrs. Sew & Sow.
Julie in GA
Your RSC blocks are always so great -- I love watching your progress. And I agree, RSC is my favorite online quilting group!ReplyDelete
Your column sampler turned out lovely. I am not happy with mine, maybe because the backgrounds are all different.ReplyDelete
You've made some really WONDERFUL projects over the years!! I'll be looking forward to seeing what Rainbow Scrappy goodness you will be getting up to in 2017. Have FUN!!!ReplyDelete
These are all great! It's fun to see them all together. If I had to pick a favorite, I'd pick the circles, but really, they're all terrific.ReplyDelete
Wow - so much colorful quilty goodness! I love how your RSC Sampler turned out - simply beautiful! And Circling the Rainbow is absolutely stunning!! Another darling bowtie block - I think the universe is trying to tell us something! Thanks for all the great eye candy!ReplyDelete
I love Circling the Rainbow; very original! Your column-along came out great, too. I started with the blue stars but never got past that. Maybe I'll use the twinkle stars with this year's colors ...ReplyDelete
It's so fun to see all of your past projects! They are just gorgeous! I love star quilts, so you've given me some more ideas to try!ReplyDelete
Such amazing quilts, I am so enjoying seeing all the creativity that the Rainbow challenge has initiated!! I love your circle quilt, it is mesmerizing. take care and I look forward to seeing your new projects. from IowaReplyDelete
wow! you've got a wonderful line-up of quilts! I especially love the column-along (on my list to complete this year...) and dancing stars. I love the companionship and camaraderie of RSC, too!ReplyDelete
Maybe this will be a year of finishing those quilts. There are some real beauties in that stack. Your sampler from this year turned out beautifully. I love the strips you added.ReplyDelete
I think I"ve been with RSC enough to remember all of those beauties. Thanks for the inspirational parade. You always come up with fun, beautiful ideas. Happy 2017.ReplyDelete
I have shown your circling the rainbow quilt to so many people. I just love it!ReplyDelete
Fun to see all your RSC quilts in one place!ReplyDelete
I love those circles the most, though your Lemoyne stars are big favorites, too. It's really nice to see all your rainbows gathered together!ReplyDelete
RSC is one of my fav groups too! Good luck on getting some of those beauties finished this year.ReplyDelete
I love, love, love all your star quilts, just beautiful!ReplyDelete
My favorite is your LaMoyne Star quilts! Very striking!ReplyDelete
Those are all marvelous quilts!ReplyDelete
All of your RSCs are FABULOUS! The fabrics are beautiful.ReplyDelete
It is wonderful seeing these quilts again. It is hard to pick a favorite. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!ReplyDelete
I am blown away by all your gorgeous RSC quilts. Seriously, just amazing!!!ReplyDelete
Your RSC projects are all gorgeous. I remember you working on all of those you've listed. I can't pick a favorite from the set, they are all so colorful. Looking forward to seeing your progress on these and this year's project.ReplyDelete
These quilts all look amazing!!ReplyDelete
You have some amazing quilts there. Lovely work.ReplyDelete
Great RSC quilt projects!ReplyDelete
All lovely quilts! Glad you are sharing your RSC projects with us at #scraptastictuesday!ReplyDelete
Very nice! I especially like Circling the Rainbow - stunning!ReplyDelete