This year I made piles of Twinklers, Bow Ties and Crossroads blocks. Still haven't done anything about putting them together. In fact only this week I made a bunch of Bow Ties in dark blue - catching up from several months back.
That is the last of the blocks I need to make, so I guess I need to set to and actually piece some of them into tops.
But what to do in 2016?
In 3 days time Angela will be announcing the colour for January, so with that in mind I have been doing some planning.
I have loads of precut 2", 2.5" and 3" strips in all the colours of the rainbow. I would dearly love to make a dent in those this year. I spent some time trawling the internet for ideas, and found this strippy block which appeals to me:
Its called the Stacks & Stacks quilt block and there is a very detailed tutorial on the Little Lady Patchwork blog which Stephanie wrote for the Blogger's Block of the Month in January 2013. I think it will lend itself to being made in one colourway each month.
I also have what seems like a bazillion precut 2", and 2.5" squares. It doesn't seem to matter how many I use, they just breed. LOL Anyways. I had intended to do a postage stamp quilt out of 2" squares this year, but then I found this gorgeous design:
I found it on a sweet blog called Dear Lissy. Rebecca, the blogger, calls this a "controlled scrap quilt". There is no tutorial, but it is simple enough - a 9 patch and a snowball. I reckon that will do me for one of my choices, and I will do it with 2" squares for the 9 patches, and white fabric for the snowballs.
Hopefully, those two blocks will help to dent the baggies of scraps I have.
Lastly, I am toying with the idea of making a Sunbonnet Sue quilt in rainbow colours. I love hand sewing, and this should make a perfect night time, in front of the TV project. I think I will choose the one of the patterns in the book 501 Quilt Blocks by Better Homes & Gardens. There are several in there, and perhaps I will do a variety of Sues and maybe a few Andys as well. Hopefully it will look cute in rainbow colours.
Are you planning on playing in the 2016 Rainbow Scrap Challenge? If not, have a go. Its great fun.
Off to do a test block or two.
Til next time.....Keep on Stitching.