Saturday, November 6, 2021

Planning for Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2022

You have probably heard of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge (RSC). If not head on over to Angela's SoScrappy blog to read all about it. I've had fun for years making blocks from actual scraps in the color of the month. I'm hoping Angela will host again in 2022 because I've made plans for my scraps in all colors of the rainbow. If she doesn't host and declare a monthly color I guess I will pick one myself. 

So, anyway, let me tell you of my plans for RSC 2022. 

Most of my scraps are stored by color and are less than a FQ or 6 inch width piece. These blocks will be made from scraps in those scrap bags and not from yardage. If I don't have scraps large enough to make any RSC blocks I don't make them. My scraps are getting smaller and smaller so most of my RSC blocks are too. A lot of these blocks are rolling over to 2022 from this year because sometimes it takes awhile to accumulate enough blocks for a quilt when I only use scraps. 

Above is a new 12 inch block I will make in the RSC color of the month plus it's color complement. Above blocks is how they would look if blue was the color of the month.  The block is called The Dandy at Quilter's Cache.  I've made two quilts in the past with this block - one in thirties reproduction fabrics and one in all green scraps.    This block takes 4.5 and 2.5 inch pieces. 



5 inch scraps in jewel tones get made into Chips. Free pattern by Alison Glass

Sometimes that same 5 inch scrap can be cut into a couple of 2.5 inch pieces for some smaller Chips off the Old Block. 

If there are scraps 5 x 9.5 I will make Horizon Blocks. 

This year I've been making several blocks from 3.5 x 2 inch scraps. I completed block sets for Dove in the Window and Antique Tiles made from 3.5 x 2.5 inch scraps but a few will roll over into 2022. 

  Buckeye Beauties.
 The color of the month is combined with old shirts or dark red or black multicolor scraps. 

I currently have 84 blocks and have a target goal of 120.

X + blocks. Also made from 3.5 and 2 inch scraps this year and will continue to be made in 2022. 

Uneven Nine Patch or Puss in the Corner.  I've also been making these this year from 3.5 and 2 inch scraps. If I don't reach my target by year end these will roll over into 2022. 

I have 85 blocks and would like 130. I noticed there aren't a lot of blue blocks in the mix so will try to make blue blocks by year end and see how many are left to make and go from there. 

Next year I will start making QST Four Patches. I am inspired by a vintage quilt that alternates QST Four Patches and Four Patches.  I will use the Companion Angle ruler to cut the QST parts from 2 inch pieces. 

I don't need to make the Four Patches because I made a lot of them last year when I cleaned out my 3.5 inch width scrap bin. Plus I've been making them for the Parts Department whenever I have left over 3.5 inch scraps. At last count I have 62 Four Patches that finish at 6 inches. 

Bow Ties made from 2 inch scraps. I found a little baggie of these that I think was from a long ago swap. Might as well make more. 

Indian Hatchets.  I made a few of these this year but did not really make many of them or make them every month. I want to concentrate on making a lot of these this year. They are inspired by a vintage quilt.  They are made of 2.5 inch and 2 inch scraps and finish at 4 inches. I want to use a lot of bright colors. 

Rails. I made these when I tried to clean out my 1.5 inch scrap bin. They finish at 5 inches. For a 40 x 6o donation quilt I need 96. I have 51 so will make them until I reach my goal. 


Small Change.  Made from 1.5 x 2.5 inch pieces alternating lights and darks of one color. They finish at 6 inches. I have 23 blocks but will aim for 120 or 130 of them. 

So that's the plan for RSC 2022. If after I make the above blocks I have scraps from making scrappy blocks then I will use those in...

LEFTOVERS

These are blocks I make or pieces I cut any time I have scraps left over from making other blocks. I have been letting them accumulate in the Parts Department or project boxes. So if I have scraps left over after making the RSC blocks I may make some of the following rather than put the remaining scraps back in the scrap bag. 

Bear Paws made from 4.5 and 2.5 scraps. 
If there are four pieces of a 2.5 or 3.5 inch width scrap I cut four 2.5 x 3.5 inch pieces for the 8 Patch project box. 

4.5 inch width scraps may be made into 4 Patch HSTs. 

1.5 or 2.5 inch width scraps may be cut 1.5 x 2.5 for Lynn's Lego blocks. They go into a project box.


If there are dark 2 inch width scraps that are 12.5 inches in length I put them in the Trip Around the World ( TATW ) project box. 


 

24 comments:

Gretchen Weaver said...

You are so inspiring with all the scrappy blocks you make. I had planned on several different blocks for RSC but now I've decided to finish the 3 projects I started last year. I'm just trying to make some finishes before starting anything new. Happy stitching!

Marianne said...

what an impressive parts dept. you have! I have been making 4 patches this year and like the idea of combining them with hourglasses. That motivates me to see what I have in my HST parts. I hope there will be an RSC in 2022 as I have 6" pineapple blocks I've been making this year and know I'll need to go over into next year to get a quilt of any size. I'd also like to make a variety of house blocks in rainbow colors in 2022. I do love diving deep into those boxes of color.

Rose Marie said...

Amazing work! You are very well organized to accomplish so many different blocks at the same time.

Julierose said...

You have some beautiful block projects for RSC next year. And your part dept. is amazing...mainly I have zip bags of leftovers...hugs, Julierose

Ivani said...

You are very organized and have beautiful blocks projects.
Have a great weekend!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

So many great ideas for blocks! I love seeing how you organize everything. Those very first stars are really neat blocks!

Linda said...

What an amazing set of plans for RSC 2022. I never cease to be surprised by how many marvellous ideas you have. The Alison Glass jewel blocks are coming along beautifully and I love the set of Bear Paw blocks.

cityquilter grace said...

omigosh...i love them all...so colorful and bright and scrappy oh my!

The Joyful Quilter said...

That looks like a great line-up of scrappy blocks for RSC22, Cathy!! Several of them are on my SOMEDAY list.

Kathy S. said...

Holy cow there are so many scrapilicious projects happening here. I love how you have them all organized in little groups. Wonderful! I can't wait to see what 2022 brings.

Nann said...

Wow. Inspiration abounds with all your plans -- and we know you'll actually accomplish them! But you're going to need to acquire some more Some Assembly Required boxes....

MissPat said...

I'm dizzy just reading about all these blocks. I tried making blocks from scraps as the scraps were created, but found I that's all I was doing. Other projects were being neglected. Maybe this winter I can get more organized as I won't be traveling south again this year.
Pat

maggie fellow said...

very inspiring plans for next year. I have three decided I want to do but we will see.

gayle said...

So many pretties!
And I love your attitude - "Might as well make more."!

Brenda said...

You are such an inspiration! I am preparing for a move from California back to Canada and haven't been able to sew. I cannot wait to get settled and start stitching. Thank you for all the ideas. I really admire your organization.

Jenny said...

Wow indeed! Such amazing array of blocks and great to see how you work and plan ahead! We all enjoy Angela's RSC and I'm also thinking of projects for 2022.

mereth said...

I love reading about all your projects, it's so inspiring. I have friends who will only work on one quilt at a time, that's not for me!

audrey said...

I'm always so impressed at what you can make out of your scraps. Working by color the way you do just doesn't compute for me but I love coming here and seeing what you conjure up for your wonderful quilts!

sue said...

So many well-organized projects! They give me ideas galore. I follow along with the RSC but only do one project a year. Too many others to work on so usually it's a leader/ender. Someday I hope to be able to do a lot of donation quilts, and then I'll get serious about RSC.

Laura said...

Like everyone else, I am inspired by your organization and projects! I did RSC one year and enjoyed it...maybe I will get back to it. For now, I plan on retiring soon and catching up with projects that I have already waiting. :)

Sylvia@Treadlestitches said...

Wow! This must be the very best parts department in the whole quilting world! I can't wait to see what you get done next year, your quilts are amazing.

grammajudyb said...

You blow me away! So many scraps, so many quilts to be made!

mangozz said...

I don't know how you decide what to spend your time on each day and what to work on first. Where do you get most of your ideas - online sites, other blogs, magazines, books or Pinterest? I'm curious.

Vivian said...

Oh goody! You started planning for RSC2022 and looking at these, I already see some "Inspired By Cathy" projects to put on my 2022 list. I had so many RSC project ideas when I started this year, I too had picked out projects for 2022. Now if I can just catch up and finish the 2021 projects started!