A New Year, A New Direction
It's Rainbow Scrap Challenge time again! And Angela at soscrappy is once again hosting this fun way to eliminate some scraps from our quilting activities. The color for January is PURPLE. (I think that must be Angela's favorite color because we had two purple months last year!) So you'd think I would be running out of purple fragments by now. NOT!
Last year I used the Rainbow Scrap Challenge colors to pull out a UFO to complete for my One Monthly Goal. That turned out to be a pretty successful approach as I was able to complete seven tops, with another soon to be finished.
This year I want to make a bigger dent in my scraps. Diann at Little Penguin Quilts has inspired me to make Scrap Jar Stars, a pattern she picked up from Gigi's Thimble.
|Scrap Jar Star|
If I make 3 of these 12" blocks every month, I'll have a nice size quilt by the end of the year!
But I didn't stop there. When looking for purples to use in En Provence I came across a big stack of2-1/2" by 4-1/2" rectangles. I started cutting them down to 2-1/2" squares for the 4-patches (my units are bigger than Bonnie's, a story for another day), but that seemed wasteful, leaving me with odd 2-1/2" x 2" chunks. So, inspired by a quilt I saw on another blog, I decided to make 2-log rail fences and do a zig-zag pattern.
While you're thinking, pop over to soscrappy to see some fabulous finishes from 2016 and some great plans for 2017.