Saturday, January 4, 2014

Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2014

Well, I have made a decision to join the rainbow scrap challenge for 2014 with Angela.  Today will be my first time to link up and share and I am looking forward to seeing all the projects.  I love that the rules are relaxed. Make one project, make twelve small projects, doesn't matter.

I love scraps mixed with solid background, so I can still showcase some hand quilting.  I also have spent the last year trying to use up leftover pieces of fabrics, but I had an  assortment of brighter fabrics that never seem to make it out of the closet.  So I decided  what a great way to use up these pieces and get them into a quilt. Then I was the lucky winner of a pack of Vicki Welsch's hand dyes called color wheel. When they arrived I put them next to my stack and oh my what lovely vibrant colors.


I bought this book, last year and wanted to make the pickle dish on the cover. So I have chosen this as my pattern.  I also had some scraps of black and white fabrics that have been sitting on my shelves way too long. To satisfy my love for a neutral background I will be using a tone on tone gray.

I only need 36 blocks to make this quilt, so it shouldn't be very demanding and I will have a quilt top at the end of the year.  So if you have scraps and don't have any idea what to do with them may I suggest linking up. Just click the button on the right hand side of the blog and find out the details.



30 comments:

  1. Beautiful block! I am so happy you cut into your new fabric already!

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    1. This block isn't one of the hand dyes, just something I had. I did cut the pieces for the next two blocks and the blue hand dye is included so I will be posting that next week. Now I know why we have SSS tomorrow, I just wanted to try all those beautiful blocks I saw today! Almost had a scrap heart attack!

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  2. Great block - you really will have a gorgeous quilt by the end of the year!

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    1. I have never done a quilt like this so I sure hope so! I am glad you think so!

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  3. Gorgeous block Carla! Love the bright colours too in your pack. Looking forward to seeing your project develop :D

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    1. Thanks Elly, I am looking forward to doing a couple more this week just to see how different they will look and how they will compare to one another.

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  4. Ooh, that's lovely! You're going to have a really fabulous quilt.

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    1. I am a traditionalist, so this out on the limb for me! It sure is fun seeing all the creative blocks.

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  5. I've always loved that quilt! Looks like you are off to a great start.

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  6. Congratulations on your win. BEAUTIFUL fabrics. I've seen that book. Love it too. I look forward to seeing your rainbow blocks each month.

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    1. The hand dyes were a perfect fit to go with the bright scraps I want to use up. I guess it was meant to be!

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    1. Definitely did enjoy it! It is a great motivator to see everyone's blocks! Thanks

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  8. I'm so glad you are joining in the fun! This is a terrific project... can't wait to see how it develops!

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    1. A bit scary, out of the box for me, but I cut the fabric for two more blocks today, so no looking back now!

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  9. Oh my.. those will be gorgeous. Three each colour should be more than do-able.

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    1. Thanks for the encouragement. I have two more projects going right now and two more quilts to hand quilt this year. The three blocks a month definitely should be doable and I love seeing what everyone else is creating.

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  10. What a beautiful block! I will follow this project!

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    1. Thank you! It will be fun to arrange them once they all get made.

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  11. Love it! Did you foundation piece it? Looking forward to watching your progress on this.

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    1. I am paper piecing the stripes! I am not an expert, but I can handle straight lines like this block. Also hope to get better at curved piecing. The first block went together pretty well. Hopefully I will be a pro on this block by the end of the year.

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  12. Such a neat block! It will be fun to watch your progress this year!

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  13. I have always wanted to do a pickle dish, Wasn't sure I would be able to handle piecing one, but this version is paper pieced. I can't wait to get some colors up on the design wall.

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  14. I love your block!! What a fun idea!

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    1. Thank Alycia! I always like to test my skills! It is actually easier to assemble than I thought it would be.

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  15. I have only seen those pickle dishes in red and green older quilts..this is really neat!

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    1. Thanks Deb, I am having a hard time seeing this in my head, I am more of a traditional girl but sometimes it is good to experiment and step outside the box. The whole reason I am taking on the scrap challenge. It would have been easy just to use a bunch of scraps together light against dark, but using different colors in blocks has thrown me off a bit, but I am trying to be brave!

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    1. Thanks Faye! I am out of my comfort zone with this challenge, but I have to admit it is fun and I just plan on making my blocks and putting them in a box for the big reveal at the end of year.

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