The color of the month for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge is Orange.
I really haven't had many orange scraps in previous RSC years. I don't really like orange. I thought I left it behind in the 70s when most of our walls were painted apricot, orange or peach, our carpet was brown and gold shag and most of our plant pots were wrapped in macrame (and we wore flowers in our hair).
So, I dug through my 2.5 scrap box and yikes...Who put all of those orange scraps there?
First up...any 2.5 piece that is at least 24 inches (length of my cutting mat) long I put in a pile for my kaleidoscope blocks. I then pair those pieces together, sew them together, cut wedges with kaleidoscope ruler and make my blocks. (That fruit salad kaleidoscope was two different fruit fabrics and together that block kind of makes me cross-eyed.)
Then the scraps left over after cutting kaleidoscope wedges gets made into four patches. I have a pile of four inch blocks that will get made into a kitchen sink type quilt some day.
After the kaleidoscopes are made any piece that is at least 18 inches long gets cut and made into Cracker blocks.
After the Crackers scraps get cut into 5 inch pieces and made into
Next I find some neutral 2.5 scraps and pair them up with any remaining pieces of orange and use my ez angle ruler to cut HSTs. The HSTs get made into 8 inch Depression blocks and any other HSTs get made into a variety of 4 inch blocks and go into the Kitchen Sink pile I talked about above.
And finally if there are any pieces that I can cut 2.5 inch square I make those into Twinklers.
And that's the end of the story as to how I use 2.5 scraps no matter how they got here.
We all need a little orange in our lives lest we get scurvy, matey.
Got any orange scraps in yours?
Use them up and join us for ScrapHappy Saturday
And, I'm going to join up with Scraptastic Tuesday...another link where the scraps are on parade in all sorts of awesome projects.