My 2022 projects for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge got off to a slow start, partly because I was carrying over multiple projects from last year. However, when I gathered all the different RSC blocks together, they added up to a great collection of red scrappiness on my design wall.
The little applique hearts were one of the projects started in 2021. The applique portion gets trimmed to 4.5", then framed with 1.5" x 2.5" rectangles, bringing them up to 6" finished size. I've finished that step on only two of the blocks.
I shared the Charm Basket blocks in this post a couple weeks ago, but I later finished a few more, ending up with a total of 21 red blocks. I included a few of my sample blocks in other colors to fill out the photo. I've had a great time making these blocks and am very excited about this project.
One of last year's RSC projects was the Bowties 365, which had me attempting to make a bowtie block every single day of the year. This year I have taken an even easier approach to that goal with Rail Fence blocks--only 2 seams in each block! I ended up with 42 red blocks for January.
The most recent addition to my RSC projects list happened just yesterday. I have seen many versions of scrappy heart blocks and decided to go ahead and try one. This block was made from 2.5" squares and triangles, and the block will finish at 12". I hope I will have enough of my favorite Tula Pink background fabric (leftover from last year's Homespun quilt) to make a small quilt with these blocks.
One of my goals for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge in 2022 is to make progress on some of my old UFOs. I was inspired by this quote from a post by Chantal in December:
"What is the Personal Rainbow UFO Challenge? It's very simple. Just tag one of your UFO quilts or projects to a colour. When Angela calls the colour of the month, you have to work on that UFO. You don't HAVE to finish it, but working on it, and bringing it forward is the name of this game."
I did something like this once before, and it really helped me move some old projects forward. I thought it was about five years ago, but in looking back at previous posts, I discovered that it was in 2015! It's definitely time to try this again. The red UFO that I pulled out was a small one that needed borders added. There is a major hearts theme happening here this month! This is my Storm at Sea Heart.
I added two scrappy borders to the center of this quilt, bringing it up to 30.5" wide x 27.5" high. I would love to get this quilted up and ready to hang for Valentine's Day.
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 everyone!
Julie in GA
What a fun way to tackle those old UFOs. The storm at sea heart is so pretty. I just love the zipper fabric in the applique heart though, it just makes me smile!ReplyDelete
Lovely array of RED scrappy projects for the RSC, Julie!! Pulling out that UFO was a good idea, too. Happy finishing!ReplyDelete
You have some fabulous red in your stash, not to mention some fabulous UFOs. The color coded(assigned) UFO is a great idea too! I don’t have 10, but I could certainly designate the ones I have! Thanks!ReplyDelete
Very creative hearts. So true, just pulling out a project adding a little bit of work with the colour of the month gets so much done. You will be finishing a lot more than what you expect. Stay warm and safe.ReplyDelete
Such a productive month with red! That heart wall hanging is gorgeous!ReplyDelete
That is a pretty red design wall! Your rail fence blocks for this year are a great idea, too. A February heart quilt finish sounds perfect!ReplyDelete
Wow, you’ve really been busy. I love your SAS heart!! And the 12” pieced heart! And those baskets and tiny rails! My inner squirrel wants to make them all.ReplyDelete
I always love what you come up with for RSC.ReplyDelete
What a great collection of red blocks and projects - love the UFO you’re working on and really like the idea of an RSC UFO challenge!ReplyDelete
So much fun scrappy red in this post! I love that idea to move one UFO forward each month and you did a great job with that heart.ReplyDelete
Look at all that beautiful red! Valentine's Day has never been my favorite holiday by a long shot, but your red blocks and especially that big red heart are making me think of red roses and heart-shaped boxes of chocolate!ReplyDelete
The storm at sea quilt is really neat. Thanks for sharing it.ReplyDelete
So much lovely red! I'm a big fan of basket blocks,so enjoyed seeing yours (and was reminded I have a basket block UFO I should get out). The Storm at Sea Heart is swoon-worthy; I look forward to seeing it finished up for Valentine's Day!ReplyDelete
What a gorgeous design wall! I love all your red blocks, especially the little hearts. Great idea to make the rail fence blocks.ReplyDelete
Do you know the name of the Tula Pink background fabric? I’ve been looking for something like that for a scrap project.ReplyDelete
Wow! Your design wall is a red sea! Fabulous! Love the applique hearts framed in red. That will be interesting when other colours are added. The little baskets are so cute. Do you hand-applique the handle or is it machine-applique? Happy to see you joining the Rainbow UFO Challenge. I hope it will help you scratch a few UFOs off the list. The SAS heart is gorgeous. Good luck with your goal. ;^)ReplyDelete
I don't think I have ever seen that Storm at Sea heart - that is lovely! All of your RSC for 2022 look fantastic but I think my favorite is those adorable baskets. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!ReplyDelete
Lovely blocks. I honestly think they would all look very cool in one quilt, the way you have them laid out together. That Storm at Sea heart is great.ReplyDelete
Luv your reds, the UFO projectsis a good ideal I have a gew of those as well lolReplyDelete
You have such a happy design wall - love all those projects!!!ReplyDelete