Saturday, January 5, 2013
2013 Rainbow Scrap Challenge, January, Pink
If I piece a dozen assorted 8 1/2" unfinished blocks each month, I think I can make a 88"x 88" or larger quilt in December. Some months I want to make a few extra blocks so I can piece a row of rainbow blocks into the backing. Maybe make the quilt a row longer. Each month I will make all kinds of 8 1/2" unfinished blocks because I'll let my scraps decide what kind of blocks I can piece. I want to piece some blocks I have never tried before, for example the pink spool block in the picture. The center is a 4 1/2" square cut from a scrap of colorful striped fabric.
While I'm going through my scraps, I'm going to cut 5" tumblers with my Missouri Star tumbler template, a Daily Deal bargain. The tumbler quilt is a future quilt, probably not this year. I'm also cutting some 2 1/2" squares for a future postage stamp quilt. Again, probably not a quilt I will make this year. But, when I'm ready to make a scrappy tumbler quilt or a postage stamp quilt, I'll have a good start on the cutting.
To see what others have made this week with their pink scraps, go here. Thank you, Angela, for hosting another Rainbow Scrap Challenge year : )