Saturday, January 3, 2015

Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2015

Happy New Year!! Resolutions have been made and the year is off to a start.  What are my resolutions? I don't usually share because I typically fail miserably, but I'll tell you. I made two. #1 No more soda. And #2 Severly limit fabric buying. This is day 3 and so far so good. Lol! In keeping with the limiting of buying fabric I decided to join in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge at  superscrappy.blogspot.com January is blue. I started out with a tiny house and flower block. It's very cute, but oh what a challenge. I will likely turn this one into a potholder. 
On facebook I am in a group doing a block of the month, so I am combining it and the RSC. I love how this block turned out! Here is January's block:
And finally I decided I really want to make a rainbow house quilt. So I found a different house pattern to try. This one is from the pattern Dwell which is in the book Simply Retro. I like this one! I made it with a Mr. Magorium vibe. If you have never seen the movie Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium you should put it on your list to watch. It is a great movie :) 
I am going to try to make one or two more blue houses this month for RSC using the house patterns from Dwell. 

I have a baby quilt I need to sandwich and quilt and finish up. That will probably be what I work on in the coming days. 
May your 2015 be happy and healthy!



14 comments:

  1. Great job on your blocks. I love the material in your second block.

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    1. Thank you! I am looking forward to having enough blocks to make some rainbow quilts by the end of the year!

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  2. Love your blue blocks! I'm so happy to see you playing along this year. It's going to be a great rainbow fabric block year.

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    1. I am excited! I hope I can keep up!

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  3. Great resolutions. That outer space fabric is great! Neat block.

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    1. Thanks! I was pleased with that block!

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  4. Your blocks look great! I can see why the first house block was such a challenge. ;)

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    1. Thank you! I always thought I would like to try making miniatures but after that block I'm not so sure. LOL! It was fun and I'll use it for something.

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  5. Enjoy the challenge and clear your stash and scrap bins at the same time. Lovely cosmic fabric. So glad you were able to find a house block that works for you. If you are looking for another try Bonnie Hunter at quiltville.

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    1. Thank you for the suggestion! I will check it out. I went from small to rather big...a medium house would be nice. Making a neighborhood quilt has always been on my wish list of quilts to make!

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  6. Welcome to RSC! It's fun to follow along with what everyone chooses to do with their scraps. Looks like your houses are going to be LOTS of fun! I'd sure hate to turn such a cute house/flower block into a potholder...mine usually end up somehow getting burnt by my husband!

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    1. I am rough on my potholders too. Maybe I should make a little wallhanging? Or maybe I could incorporate it on the front of a tote bag? hmmm...I'll keep thinking on it!

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  7. So glad you found a happier house to make. Great start at taming those blue scraps.

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  8. Love you house blocks, I joined the RSC for the first time this year, and you've given me some inspiration to perhaps do a neighourhood/village quilt. Are you hand or machine piecing your little houses? I started some tiny houses by hand a couple of years ago, must dig them out again. It's going to be fun watching your houses multiply.

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