Saturday, 17 January 2015

Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2015

Before I get onto the RSC, have you entered my Give Away yet?  You will find it here, but you'll need to be quick as it finishes at 5pm on Monday 19th January 2015 Australian Eastern Daylight Savings time.

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Angela at soscrappy is running a new Rainbow Scrap Challenge this year - there is a little button on the right which will take you to the page that tells you all about it.  Bottom line is, each month has a new colour, and January is pale blue.  It is actually the third week of January, but the first time I have had a chance to make a block or two.  Mind you, I haven't made up any of the blocks I made for last year's challenge.

This year I hope to make 3 different blocks in the colour of the month.  The resulting quilts (when they are made) will be for Stitching Hearts.

1.  Twinkler Stars.

I have seen this block around a lot on the web.  It has a few names, Twinkler Star and Friendship Star are two that I know of.  This is what I have made:

 
I made one large one which is 11" and 2 smaller ones at 6.5".  I will try and make a couple more of smaller ones as I think I will need at least 40 to make up a small lap quilt, the size we make at Stitching Hearts.
 
My inspiration came from Quilt Fabrication, but I did not use the size in her tutorial.  I made the large one with 4" coloured squares, because I have loads of them, and 2.5" white, and the small one with 2.5" coloured squares (I have loads of those too) and 2" white.  In retrospect, I think I should have used 1.75" squares for the white on the small one, but never mind, it looks good enough for me.
 
2.  Crossroads Block.
 
The tutorial for that in 3 sizes is at Freemotion by the River.  I made up the largest which is 12", because I wanted to use some of the 2.5" strips in my scrap bins.

 
3.  Bow Ties.
 
Still to come.....
 
Not quite blue, more teal is this quillo top I have finished quilting this week.

 
I quilted it rather heavily, outlining all of the cute little figures in the print.

 
Very happy with the result.  I finished the pocket this afternoon, but my air con is out of action at the moment, and by 4pm it was so hot, I couldn't stand my work room any longer, so I still have to sew it on to the quillo.
 
It is the first of the quillos I am making for a family of 4 kids.  Sucker for punishment eh?  LOL.  You will see the others as they appear. 

Linking up with the link party at soscrappy tonight.

Til next time.....Keep on stitching.

20 comments:

  1. Oh I especially like your Twinkle Stars--really cute! hugs, Julierose

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  2. Love your blocks. Where do you live that it is too hot to sew. We had beautiful day today

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  3. Those little twinklers go together fast and they are so easy and look so good. (I've been making them since last year). Oh, I remember quillows! I made lots of them several years ago. Yours is so cute...and such unbelievable quilting!

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  4. Twinklers really make a show when they come together in the final quilt...I look forward to seeing yours. Plus the rainbow Crossroads.

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  5. Love your Crossroads block. I printed that pattern off a while back and still haven't done anything with it. The quilting is adorable when you outlined all the little clouds. What a great result!

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  6. Very cute projects! I really like your star blocks.

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  7. I like your projects especially the twinkle stars.

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  8. Wrapped in a blanket, 28 degrees, checking out everybody's Rainbow Challenge work. Beautiful job on the quillow quilting!

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  9. Those twinkle stars will be an amazing full sky when they all come together.

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  10. I love your twinkle stars - a quilt of them would be fabulous!

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  11. Love the twinklers!
    Can't quite imagine it being too hot to quilt today... It's minus 8 degrees here..brrrrr!

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  12. The quillows are so great. I made one several years ago and have used it often. Great job on the outline quilting. The twinklers and crossroads quilts will be great in the rainbow colours. We reached a high of -6 Celsius today - not too hot to quilt here.

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  13. Lovely cool friendship stars.You've done more for the RSC than I have: I haven't started yet; I still have to put last year's together!

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  14. THe twinkler blocks are so cute - I just love the look of them!

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  15. Great start! I especially like the Crossroads block.

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  16. I love the idea of the Rainbow Challenge, Dasha... not sure I'll participate, but I look forward to seeing what you make...

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  17. Love your scrappy blue RSC blocks. I am familiar with Quillos or Quillows, but didn't know the name for them. I saw there are several YouTube video clips showing how to make them. You quilted yours beautifully! Thank you for sharing a picture. I think they could make neat Christmas presents.

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  18. Love your block choices! All are favorites of mine and I am working on putting my Crossworks blocks from RSC13 into tops this month.

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