Friday, January 10, 2014
2014 Rainbow Scrap Challenge, January, Blue, Week 2 and a Rainbow Quilt Finish
My plan was to sew together the 48 "16 patch" rainbow blocks that I made last year into a quilt with a 6x8 quilt block arrangement. But I had pulled 4 of them to make pot holders for last minute Christmas presents. That made me 4 blocks short. I pulled 4 rainbow scrappy star blocks I made last year and mixed them with the 16 patch blocks.
I went to my stash to make a backing. Last year I made three Bee In My Bonnet Silo Barn blocks. They were fun to make, but I didn't have time to finish the "Nine Block Silo Barn Sew Along". I found myself me with 3 large, fun orphan blocks. Those three blocks and some bright fabrics from my stash made a fun, scrappy backing.
It's quilted with a loose free motion meander all over and machine bound with green fabric, again from my stash. After a go in the washer and dryer, it finished at 46.5" x 64". This quilt was a true scrap and stash buster.
The scrappy rainbow pot holders/hot pads that I made last year were nice gifts so this year I'll continue to make at least one a month. The knitted dish cloths were a hit, too. I'll continue to knit them in rainbow colors.
Angela is posting 6.5" block instructions this year for a Sampler Quilt. Here are the first four made with some blue scraps.
To see what others made with their blue scraps this week, go here Saturday morning.