Saturday, 23 April 2016

Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2016 -April blocks

I have followed the RSC in previous years, and admire so much of the work shown, but never joined in.
In January my scrap strips bins ( especially the 2 1/2 inch strips) were overflowing, so I decided it was time to  get started.
I have never been organised enough to have a blog post ready for Saturday, so today I have finally managed it.
In view of the fact that I wanted to use 2 1/2 inch strips, and that the resulting quilt would eventually be gifted, I decided on Bonnie Hunter's Boxy Stars for my block.
My goal was to 3 or 4 of each colour.

January's blue with purple was an easy enough colour, but February's Brown with pink was a challenge. I hardly ever use brown, so lots of pink was added. I only managed 2 decent blocks and one paler one,  which will need to be replaced.
March's Purple also proved difficult. I didnt realise how few purples I used. I did have plenty of F Qs of it so I scraped together 3 blocks
April-another one which surprised me. While I have plenty in my stash and had been using a lot of orange in for the Fancy Fox quilt, there was not much in my scrap bins. Again the stash of FQs came in handy
My April oranges


So, here are my 4 months'  blocks

I  am joining in with  up with the  Soscrappy Saturday linky.

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    1. Thanks Katie. I have always admire your RSC blocks.

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  2. One of my favorite quilt blocks - yours look great!!

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    1. Thanks Angie. Bonnie has some great designs for scrap quilters.

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  3. Happy blocks here. Those will give you a beautiful quilt in the end.

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    1. Thanks, I'm sure the rainbow look will look great with them.

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  4. These blocks are going to make a gorgeous quilt!

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  5. Nice collection of Boxy Stars you've got going there!!

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  6. Great job! Its hard to work with colours you normally avoid. I love this block and its been on my to do list for some time, but last years RSC really depleted my scrap bin!

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    1. My scrap bins seem to be increasing instead of going down. At least I now have a wider variety of colours in them.

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  7. So nice to see the Boxy Stars. One of my favourite scrappy blocks.

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    1. Yes, a lovely block. Simple but effective.

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  8. You did a good job with all the blocks and none need replacing, from what I can see. When you get all the colors together they will blend very well. You are off to a great start. Keep up the good work!

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  9. Thanks for your encouragement. It means a lot.

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  10. Very pretty blocks. I have always wanted to make boxy star blocks. So for the moment I am admiring your blocks.

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    1. Thanks Karen. You will probably have a project one day for which they are perfect.

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  11. Very pretty blocks. I like how the different colors make the blocks look a bit different.

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    1. Thanks Kate. I think that is why this block is so clever. The eye is led to different designs depending on fabric values.

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