I have decided to join in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge again this year, run by Angela at SoScrappy. I love scrappy quilting and have really enjoyed the discipline of the last two years, sewing in the colour of the month. (Thank you Angela for organising this!)
I have dithered for a while about which blocks to make this year. I made a sample and showed it off here, but in the end decided I would not do that set of blocks. Bottom line, I don't think it would benefit in being in rainbow colours. I think each block would look better in a mix of lots of colours. I'll use that tutorial to make a quilt, but not for the RSC.
So back to square one, I had a look on the web and found a sweet little block called "Scrappy Sussanah" in a tutorial by Andy on the blog A Bright Corner. The colour for January this year is Blue - any blue. I made up two little blocks.
You know me though, I had to alter it! I made it with 2.5" squares instead of the size in the tutorial. One thing the RSC has taught me (as if I didn't already know it) is that I like making blocks with itty bitty pieces. I really don't like those big 12" blocks. This one will finish at 8".
There's still a week to go of January, so I am planning to do some more blocks in blue this week, but I want to do strippy blocks to get those blue strips used up.
Anyone with an Instragram account out there? I have set up a hashtag at #rainbowscrapchallenge2016. There's one for 2015 too. Please feel free to post photos of your blocks/quilts.
I also managed to finish off the rainbow Jacob's Ladder quilt. I made these blocks in 2014 for the RSC.
I had to make an extra 4 blocks to make it a little bigger, and I remade a bunch of the blocks because I had set the steps going the wrong way. I'm glad I did that. It looks way better this way. The top went with me to Stitching Hearts last Thursday for completion.
Yesterday I decided to make a little pouch for myself. I go to the Mitchell Library on Tuesdays to do research. Each week I struggle with a bunch of small stuff - pencil, phone, USB stick, library card, you know all those things that fall out of your hands as you trek back to the locker room. So I dug out some cute scraps and came up with this..... (not the clock!)
I've made this pouch before, from a tutorial here. It is really simple to make, except that I was fighting my machine yesterday and really getting frustrated. I know, I know. A bad tradesman always blames his tools......
Anyway here is what the inside looks like.
Its the perfect size for what I need and it will get a trial run tomorrow.
Linking up this post with this week's link up at SoScrappy. Please take the time to go take a look at what some of the others have created.
Til next time.....Keep on stitching.