Starting a new quilt project is one of my favorite things to do. It's too bad that I'm not so good at finishing them! The beginning of the new year means it's time to start some new quilts for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge (RSC). For those who aren't familiar with the RSC, we are assigned a different color each month by our hostess Angela. Each participant can make whatever they wish, but the goal is to feature our scraps in the monthly color.
It's always difficult for me to decide which new RSC projects to start and how many to make There are far too many wonderful ideas and inspirations everywhere I look. It would be easy to try to do a dozen new RSC quilts, but that would make it impossible to get anything else done. I have to keep it to a "reasonable" number, but I haven't decided exactly what that number is yet!
This week's new project for the RSC 2021 is "Scrap Magnet," a pattern by Kirsty of Bonjour Quilts. Our color for January is pink, and I made two different pink Scrap Magnet blocks. My plan is to make two blocks per month through October, 20 blocks total.
These blocks were not difficult to make, although I did have to be careful about precision so the seams would all match up at the intersections. I will be using the same grey and white background fabrics on all of the blocks.
Here is the cover photo from Kirsty's pattern. I first saw her version of the quilt a year or so ago, and knew that it would be an excellent choice for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. The blocks for this quilt finish at 16.5" each, and the throw quilt measures 66.5" square. I'm planning to add an extra row of blocks to make the quilt rectangular, about 66" x 83". The pattern also includes instructions for an extra-large version of the block that makes a great baby quilt.
I am linking up with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge on Saturday and with Oh Scrap! at Quilting is more fun than Housework on Sunday. I hope you are all staying well and getting lots of quilting done!
Julie in GA
I think we all are "finishing" challenged! At least I sure am...that is a very pretty pattern--ReplyDelete
Love this quilt pattern. Makes me want to drop what I'm doing and stitch along with you!ReplyDelete
Well, dang, Julie! You've inspired me to start a third RSC project! Scrap Magnet is the perfect name for that block.ReplyDelete
Oh my! Your Scrap Magnet blocks are drop dead gorgeous! You always do such fabulous work!ReplyDelete
That's a pretty pattern! I love the colorful centers, but also love what happens when you sew the blocks together!ReplyDelete
awesome blocks, and beautiful quilt, love your pinksReplyDelete
You always find the best blocks for scraps!ReplyDelete
Looks like a good pattern for RSC! HugsReplyDelete
Scrap Magnet looks like a great block for the RSC. Your pink blocks are beautiful!ReplyDelete
Another fun RSC block. Do you ever wonder if we'll use up all our scraps? The more RSC quilts I make, it seems the more scraps I have?ReplyDelete
Great choice for the RSC 2021! And you have such pretty pink scraps!ReplyDelete
Your pink fabrics look lovely against the toasty brown background!ReplyDelete
Oh my...this is going to be amazing. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!ReplyDelete
Great RSC blocks! They’ll make a lovely quilt.ReplyDelete
Oh, what a fantastic block you've chosen!ReplyDelete
(And I've got a similar more-starts-than-finishes problem...)
How could I have missed seeing this awesome block?! What a fun quilt you will have at the end of the year!ReplyDelete
That is an excellent choice for the RSC blocks - and yours are really so pretty!!!ReplyDelete
Perfect pattern for 2021RSC and your blocks are so pretty. I like the way they'll "link" together when it comes time to sew it up. Good choice to make it rectangular. I would do that too!ReplyDelete