I’m joining the linky party at SoScrappy for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge – for the first time this year!
Nothing like waiting till the last day of the eighth month to show up for a party that’s been going all year!
Inspired by Jess, at Quilty Habit, who made a rainbow wedding quilt of Dresden plates, I have finally come up with a way to set my heart blocks into a quilt.
Inspired by Deb, of A Simple Life Quilts, who has just finished a scrappy chevron flimsy, I am trying to get into the habit of using leaders and enders.
Inspired by Lori, of Bee In My Bonnet, who recently wrote a post detailing how she manages her scraps, I have decided to cut the scraps for the colour of the month (Rainbow Scrap Challenge; aka RSC) into 2.5” squares and keep them in a basket near my computer – that way I might remember to use leaders and/or enders instead of just whipping my current run of stitching out of the sewing machine.
On Friday, encouraged by WM, I got so inspired by my idea and my relatively tidy sewing room, that I turned one lonely red (the colour for August) heart block into this block, from 6” to 10” square:
But I couldn’t stop there; I turned two pink blocks into these:
Pink was the colour for January -- I’m just a little late to the party! But it was the next colour in my pile of heart blocks, which are ordered the way my scrap bins are ordered!
This has now become my number one project – so I guess it’s not really a leader/ender project any more!
Last night, while WM watched two games of football (rugby league), I spent three hours sorting scraps given to me by various people plus the leftovers of “recent” (ahem) projects (Ah, yes, I am a procrastinator, why do you ask?).
Two bags full of scraps in fact. Tom (full name: Tomodachi – Japanese for “friend”) thought he should check it out before I started. (Sorry about the night photos but it was then or never!)
I couldn’t take photos at midnight so this morning I woke to a lounge room floor that looked like this:
Those are abandoned blocks on the lounge. The pile right in front of the lounge is brights/moderns. The pile to the left of that is novelty fabrics. The pile at the end of the lounge is florals. The rest of the piles are sorted by colour. (Don't worry, the lounge room was cleared soon after this photo was taken!)
All this sorting and block-making must mean I’m back into quilting.
And four posts in the last week (with more planned) must mean I’m back into blogging.
Now if someone could just wave a magic wand over my knitting needles…