Tuesday, March 1, 2016

25-Patch Rainbow Scrap Blocks

Last January I jumped on the Rainbow Scrap Challenge over at So Scrappy. I completed four months and then life got in the way and the RSC went on the back burner. 

However, Bonnie Hunter is coming to speak at our guild in March, and Diane, one of our guild members, challenged us to make and bring in a scrap quilt to show at the meeting since scrappy quilts are Bonnie's specialty. 

It seemed like a great time to pull out my RSC blocks! In the past month, I have made five more colors' worth of blocks. I chose to skip two months--black/gray/indigo and brown--because I liked the bright rainbow-ness of the blocks I had and I didn't want the quilt much bigger. 

Here are all of my RSC 25-patch blocks together. I'm splitting them up into two lap-sized quilts, and giving them different sashing/assembly treatments. 

 The first quilt (and the one I'm aiming to have completely pieced by our meeting in two weeks) uses black and white squares for the sashing. I was inspired to add the black and white to all my brights by Jackie Kunkel's book, A Splash of Color. I love how she pairs black and white prints with brights to create the quilts in her book! 

I cut these black and white squares last night. I'm planning to add two or three rows of black and white squares to the top and bottom as well. We'll see how it looks on the design wall before I decide...

I'm grateful for Bonnie Hunter's upcoming visit and Diane's challenge to spur me into action on these scrap-busting blocks!


  1. Wow, I love this! The B/W's look great! How big are your bright squares and how big are the sashing squares?

    1. Julianne--all the squares (including the sashing squares) are 3" finished. The black and white aren't sewn together yet, which is why they look bigger in this picture.