Thursday, October 28, 2021

Strike while inspiration is hot

I started this year with high expectations for my Rainbow Scrap Challenge efforts, but around February I lost interest -- not only in RSC but sewing in general.  It seems like everything I started would stall at some point.  Oh, I had a few flourishes of finish-itis.  (Maybe I would feel better if I took stock of what I have accomplished.)  But I digress ...

A month or so ago I bought a new fabric I thought would inspire me to knock out some RSC blocks.

It has lots of colors to work with, but it doesn't sparkle like I'd hoped because of the density of the lines.  The linear nature also limits how it can be used.  So it sat folded on the shelf ... until ...

Several blogs recently have been featuring a new pattern by Preeti at Sew Preeti Quilts she calls Masala Box (available in her Etsy shop).  BINGO! I bet this would make a nice RSC block.  So Friday I did a test run with this month's color, lime green.

Hmm, not bad.  So Saturday I whipped up a couple of pink blocks,

then Sunday, yellow.

Monday, it was blue, then Tuesday, red, and Wednesday, purple, and today it will be orange

I'm thinking two blocks of 10 colors will give me a nice throw quilt with a 4x5 setting.

But wait, there's more!  I've been working with strips that have left me with a lot of twosies.   Inspired by  Cynthia Brunz's Scrap Mixology Series (Quilting is More Fun than Housework), I am doing this with my leftovers.  Same concept, smaller scale.

The pattern is Chaser Module (#3)  (available in Cynthia's Etsy shop).  

Enough writing.  I need to get started on orange!


  1. First of all, that was amazing service from that shop and second...amazing pronounciation of that name! I would never have guessed that.
    Yes, I think sometimes there is a natural ebb and flow to the creative juices, if I can call them that. And the ebb is prevalent around the finishing bit, I find.
    I'm so happy Preeti's block got you stirred up and look how pretty they are too. That's a perfect RSC piece.

  2. Oh Libby, it makes the perfect backdrop for your RSC blocks! What a great way to pull them together! I *really* like the black background fabric you've chosen, too! :)

  3. That is a great pattern for that background fabric! I love Masala Box, and have been planning to buy the pattern, too. In fact, I was even thinking of using it for an RSC project next year. Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Wonderful background fabric for your RSC fabrics, and great progress on your projects!

  5. A burst of inspiration! I do like that multicolor grid.


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