Thursday, July 9, 2015

What the Heck is the RSC?


Do you know about the Rainbow Scrap Challenge - RSC for short?
Each month Angela assigns us a color, we gather up our scraps and make stuff with that color, and then each Saturday we show off what we've made at a ScrapHappy linky party. 

Now it's time for a RSC mid-year update party. 

Above you will see my Wonky Logs top - 72 x 90.   I started making logs last year with my string scraps.  Good thing I finally have enough logs because I was dangerously low on neutral strings. 

I want to finish this up for my grandnephew. 


I also started making these "Vintage Butterfly" (or Beggar's) blocks last year from 1.5 inch scraps. I have 39 blocks and want 56. I will add sashing between blocks and a single border of butterflies.  Those red blocks are ones I made last year. This month's color is also red and I have some other scraps to make a few blocks this month. 


I also started making Dresden blocks late last year. I only made a couple of them last year but this year I've been making 4 each month.  These are made from 4.5 inch scraps. 


I started making these 8 inch Kaleidoscope blocks this year from 2.5 inch scraps. 


I also started making these 6 inch Twinkler blocks last year from 2.5 inch scraps.  I have 84 of them. 


Again, another project from last year - 8 inch Depression blocks from 2.5 inch scraps. I do have a LOT of scraps in the 2.5 inch size. 


I started these Pentland Cracker blocks this year after I participated in a swap of them. I decided I would add to the swap by making some of these Crackers each month. (I do like BIG quilts). 


I'm not going to stick my 3 inch spool blocks up on the cutting-matt-covered-with-batting design wall but I've been making these for a couple of years, I think. I know I have 524 of them. I am not sure how many I need.  (I do like BIG quilts).  These little spool blocks are a good use of 1.5 inch scraps. 


I'm also not going to stick my Lozenges (aka Suppositories) on the makeshift design wall. I have over 500 of them. These also use 2.5 inch scraps and will finish at 2x4.5 inches. For a twin sized quilt I figure I need 720 of them so that's how many I will make. 

So, now I've described how I'm using my scraps. What are you doing with yours? 
If you need ideas visit the RSC Mid Year Update and go see what everyone else is doing with their scraps.  Before you know it you, too, could have a Rainbow quilt made from your scraps. 

I'm going to go Whoop, Whoop it up at Confessions of a Fabric Addict and see what everyone else happens to be Whoop, Whooping about. 

And, since these are WIPs I'm going to go party over at A Quilting Reader's Garden for WIPs Be Gone.  (Actually, I'm working more on Scraps Be Gone. Maybe these are SIPs...Scraps in Progress. )


And, how can we forget Scraptastic Tuesday??? 

18 comments:

Sally T said...

Welcome back. And its wonderful to see all your playful prolific goodness laid out.

gayle said...

And the Oscar for Most Prolific Use of Scraps goes to Sane,Crazy,Crumby...
I think you have to best scraps ever, and you certainly know how to use them!

Jennifer said...

wowzers! that's a LOT of blocks with a lot of TINY pieces!

katie z. said...

Great blocks! I'm thinking about revisiting spools for another go around.

Craftyheart2 said...

What Gayle said. You are my idol.

LuAnn said...

What a lot of great blocks. I love your Dresden blocks. That's one of my favorite blocks to make.

Sheila said...

What wonderful blocks! I love all of them! You go girl!

Helen in the UK said...

Loving all those scrappy projects, but particularly the log cabin and the butterfly blocks. Personally, I couldn't cope with having that many different projects on the go at once. but you go girl!! Enjoy all that scrappy goodness :)

Dasha said...

Aha! You were my inspiration the whole of last year for the Twinkler blocks I am making this year. I have been trying to remember who it was that kept showcasing them. (Senior's moment that has lasted all year. LOL) Love your wonky logs, they are looking good.

Quiltdivajulie said...

You make great scrappy quilts! Love watching them grow a few blocks at a time . . .

Elaine/Muddling Through said...

Oh. My. Goodness. You are amazing! Those are all so pretty and so inspiring. Thank you for sharing!

Mari said...

What great projects! The Kaleidoscopes are my favorite, but they all look great. I may have laughed out loud at the "suppositories" quilt--would love to see that all laid out!

Chantal said...

Oh MY!! Never seen so many rainbows in one spot like this before. I agree with Gayle too. You do deserve the award! Congratulations. You are amazing and so are your projects. Love it.

Kaja said...

Oh my goodness, I follow along your projects but when you put them all together like this I am amazed by how prolific you are.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

What a colorful post! I love your finished quilt top and the butterfly blocks! Thanks for sharing all this eye candy with Oh Scrap!

Karen said...

WOW! Lots of lovely rainbow blocks. I think I need to make some twinkler blocks.

Alycia said...

Oh Oh Oh!!! How do you pick a favorite!! I just love them all - and the colors - or my the color!!! LOVEEEEEEE

Nicky said...

No don't forget us at #scraptastictuesday! Wow you have a tonne of fabulous scrappy projects and they are all lovely!