Sunday, December 29, 2013

RSC2014

I have decided to join Angela in her Rainbow Scrap Challenge for 2014.  Although I did make a big dent in my stash in 2013, it is far from gone and there are some fabrics that just never seem to get pulled out and used.

Being a planner I have spent the last couple of weeks wondering what pattern I would like to use and how I can best incorporate scraps into it.  Well, a pickle dish quilt was very close to the top of my list of quilts I wanted to make so why not jump in with both feet.  I thought about the word challenge and decided to challenge myself to use fabrics in my stash that never get pulled out. They are the fabrics that catch my eye but always are a bit to bright to use in quilts I have made in the past.  So this am, I went to my closet and found a bundle of batik fat quarters, and a stack of black and white fabrics and then I just pulled out a few others that were bright enough to catch my eye.



I was the lucky winner of Vicki Welsch's  hand dyed fat eighths so I hope to use them also.  Thinking about combining all these fabrics is a bit bold so I hope to tie them together with a gray tone on tone, which is fitting since it is a neutral color that I have never used.
I love all these bright colors on a cloudy winter day, but I must admit they make me hyperventilate just a bit!  I am looking forward to starting with my first block this week, to see how it will turn out! This is going to be the perfect little project that will brighten up my year as I continue with my quest to get a few more quilts quilted this year.

10 comments:

  1. lovely fabrics! and yes this coming year is a year to use scraps for me too

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  2. I see that you cutting up scraps in hopes to use them this year. They sure do pile up don't they? My pickledish is a 36 block quilt, so I think I think this challenge is doable!

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  3. What beautiful brights you have to work with. A quilt with such happy colors can't help but to be beautiful. Looking forward to seeing your pickle dish blocks. It is such a complicated pattern.

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    1. I will feel better after I make one! I am paper piecing it so it will be easier and curves don't bother me too much, anyway that is what I am saying now.

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  4. Sometimes we have to force ourselves out of our comfort zones. Looks like we will both be pushing ourselves to try blacks and brights.I will be participating in a quilt along in 2014 with brights on a black background. Can't wait to see yours!

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    1. That is exciting. I am using the black and whites as background and gray tone on tone for the back ground. Anyway, we will see how the first block turns out! So glad to finally use some of these brights!

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  5. Very bright fabrics. I look forward to seeing your blocks. I love quilts that have black fabric in it.

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    1. I love the contrast of bright fabrics and black together together too. I am hoping it will work with the white and black as my light against the bright colors. Then a gray tone on tone as the overall background for the whole quilt. Very different for me, so we will see what happens when I make the first block.

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  6. Brights are outside my comfort zone, but I love others' bright quilts. The fabrics you've chosen are wonderful, so I'm confident that your quilt will be gorgeous! I can't wait to see how it comes together.

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    1. Yeah, this is a real stretch for me. I love scrappy quilts and do love to put a little bit of a bright fabric here and there to help draw the eye around a quilt. Vicki's hand dyes are vibrant and just down right gorgeous, I really hope I have enough to do a miniature with what is left. If not I know where I can get more.

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