Saturday, February 11, 2017

Rainbow Scrap Challenge

For two years I have been watching the Rainbow Scrap Challenge at http://superscrappy.blogspot.com/. Angela, the blog hostess chooses one color each month, and she challenges her readers to use scraps in that color to make blocks. Eventually a participant will have enough blocks to make a quilt in the colors of the rainbow.Well, this year I am playing along! 


The color in January was purple. 

The February color is aqua.

I start with 2" squares, and the finished block size is 9".

A few years ago I was trimming red scraps into usable squares. What to do with the leftover bits of fabrics that were too small for squares but too large for the wastebasket? I made slab blocks!


I decided to make more slab blocks each month in the chosen color.


I simply sew together the scraps until the slab measures between 6 and 8 inches square. The backside of the slab shows many seams, making the blocks thick and heavy. 

Eventually I will come up with a plan for the slabs, but until then I will keep making them!






14 comments:

Quiltdivajulie said...

This is the best way to play along with RSC -- your blocks/slabs are great!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Is there a name for the RSC block that you've chosen? LOVE them!! Your Slab blocks are turning out well, too.

Sue SA said...

Love your block with 2" squares, that finishes at a nice size, and great design to use up smaller scraps. I have oodles of novelty fabric scraps, after seeing your slab blocks I am wondering if that would work with novelty? Thanks for the inspiration!

Wendy F said...

You chose a great block for RSC! Really looks good with all the little scraps.

Brenda Kay said...

I'm sure you will have a blast with the RSC, and your blocks look so nice. The slab blocks are something I may need to try, I think my daughter may even enjoy making those.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I've been making slab blocks, too! So nice to have a way to use those little pieces that aren't useful anywhere else. Your blocks all look great!

Nell's Quilts said...

Making slab blocks is such a great way to finish up the scraps and not have to put anything away. Great blocks.

gayle said...

Welcome to the fun! This is my third year playing along, and it's a wonderful creative spark!
I love your blocks - they'll be a lot of fun to arrange at the end of the year. Lots of possibilities!

Northern Deb said...

Love all your blocks...I think I'd like to make some of the same! Great inspiration 👏

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

Your blocks look great! Good for you for joining in!!!

Kate said...

Very pretty blocks! You'll have two fun rainbow quilts by the end of this year.

Cathy said...

Your little pieced color blocks are so cute! And like you (and many others, too), I am making slab blocks of the crumbs, bits and bobs. I hope to use them eventually, perhaps as a color-punch alternate block between other designs. Have you tried them paired up with your inchie blocks?

Jennifer said...

welcome! I've done blocks similar to these for several of the RSC years.

PaulaB quilts said...

So glad you have joined us, a fun and helpful group. You are off to a great start. Love those first blocks with the touch of black. Have a fun week!