One of my quilting goals this month has been to figure out my plans for the 2022 Rainbow Scrap Challenge. I got totally carried away with rainbow quilts in 2021, ending up with a total of eight different projects. Three of those projects will continue into 2022, and I have assembled four tops from sets of rainbow blocks. That leaves one more set of blocks, the 30's Kaleidoscopes, still to be joined together.
I've been participating in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge since 2013, and I have one bin in my sewing room that is filled with blocks and other leftovers from past rainbow quilts. I recently pulled out some 6" LeMoyne Star blocks that were left from a 2014 RSC project. After making five more blocks, I was able to assemble this little baby quilt top.
Rainbow LeMoyne baby quilt
39.5" x 44.75"
I had fun pulling fabrics out of the stash to use for the sashing with these blocks. The colorful prints are good accents for the alternating rows of light and dark backgrounds blocks.
I dug through the stash and found some very old, very bright animal prints that seemed perfect for the backing. According to my swatch cards, these fabrics were purchased in 1999! It's definitely time to get them used up.
The blue background fabric had a chunk cut out of one corner, but I was able to piece in a section to fill that spot and even matched the print. It will be impossible to find the seam once it is quilted.
I would love to get this quilted before the end of the year, but who knows if that will happen. For now I am happy to have used up the last of those LeMoyne Star blocks and made this cute little quilt!
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.
Happy quilting and happy holidays everyone!
Julie in GA