The February Rainbow Scrap Challenge (RSC) color of the month is orange. I usually start out the month by digging through my scrap chunks (pieces greater than a 4.5 square and less than a fat quarter) to cut pieces for my blocks that have different sized pieces or are made of larger pieces.
These Churn Dash blocks finish at 13.5 and are made of 2 inch and 5 inch pieces.
Double X Mosaic and Snowballs that finish at 4 inches.
This is my second year of making these blocks inspired by a vintage quilt.
These pieces require 2.5 and 1.5 inch parts.
Wishing Rings that finish at 3.5.
This is another project started last year and continuing into this year. It takes a lot of them to make a big quilt.
I cut pieces for these from scraps from the 3.5 and 1.5 scrap bins if I have them. Otherwise I cut from scrap chunks. The center which is 2 inches unfinished and the corners which are 1.5 inch squares are usually cut from a 3.5 inch scrap. The sides usually come from the 1.5 inch scrap bin.
Then since I was in the 3.5 inch scrap bin I made Broken Dishes blocks that finish at six inches. I think this may be my third year of making these blocks. Someday they will make it into a quilt. For now they are a good use of scraps.
When I was finished with those I cut any orange 3.5 inch scraps left in the bin into 3.5 inch squares and anything less than a 3.5 inch square was sewn together into a strip. I've been making those strips for years and have quite a few of them now. At year end I will make one or maybe even two Chinese Coin type quilts...maybe called Loose Ends? or End of the Line? or...
There's my little stack of 3.5 inch squares. And while I was cleaning up scrap chunks I found a lot of pieces that were 5 inches wide so cut 5 inch squares.
I think this week I will deal with orange 2 inch scraps. Next week you will see the results.
Until then you may want to see how others are using their scraps: