Saturday, February 15, 2020

Scrappy Rainbow Saturday--Week 7, 2020

Work on my different projects for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge is getting into a regular routine, which makes it easier to stay on track each month. I have three different RSC projects in the works. The hand applique Orange Peel blocks were carried over from last year, and most of my time stitching on them happens on my morning train ride. The only prep for these blocks is choosing a 3.5" square of dark background and bright color for each block, then drawing the orange peel shape onto the top fabric. I shared my orange and green blocks in last week's post HERE.

Once we find out the new color assignment for the month, I spend several hours pulling together squares for my Stash-buster Square Dance blocks. Besides the four small squares of solid black, each block uses two other fabrics. For each fabric, I need one square at 2.5" and two squares that match it at 1.5". This was my first block that included orange, our color for February.

Stash-buster Square Dance block

After all the parts have been prepped for the Square Dance blocks, I can go through my remaining 2.5" squares for a Scrappy Bear Paw block. This block uses 33 squares of the assigned color, and I am able to get the background pieces out of two layer cake (10") squares. I love blocks like this that combine many fabrics of a single color.

I'm looking forward to making more of these blocks in other colors. It's hard to keep from working ahead, but I'm trying to make just one block each month.

I am linking up with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge on Saturday and with Oh Scrap! at Quilting is more fun than Housework on Sunday. Be sure to check out all of the wonderful projects that everyone is sharing! 

Julie in GA


  1. Your scrappy Bear Paws are just lovely hugs, Julierose

  2. Orange is such a fun bright to work with. Your RSC blocks all look great.

  3. I love those scrappy bear paw blocks!! Such a great classic block, but amazing with all those scraps!

  4. Your orange Paw is gorgeous! I love that you are using backgrounds with the monthly color in them.

  5. Gosh your bear paw block is so pretty! I saw it on Cynthia's blog and immediately rushed to see it. Nice work (hear the applause?) :)

  6. I love your Bear Paw blocks! Fun lemon slices fabric ;)

  7. You always have such wonderful background fabrics for your RSC blocks. I need to adjust my fabric buying.

    Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

  8. Your RSC blocks are always amazing. Those Bear Paws look wonderful!

  9. I really like your Stashbuster blocks, but those Bear Paw blocks absolutely make me swoon!!


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