Saturday, April 27, 2024

Rainbow Scrap Challenge (RSC) Blocks

Wonky Windmills 
8 inch finished

I've found the Rainbow Scrap Challenge (RSC) to be a fun way to use up scraps over the years. It's always fun to hear what color scraps to work with each month and then go see what scraps I have in those colors. Then I make blocks. Usually I have a block or two going for each size scrap I encounter.  Sometimes I make a block for a couple of years and most of the time the blocks end up in quilts for donation. 

This month's color is yellow. Last month's color was purple. Since I spent most of March finishing up 31 donation quilts I didn't get all of my purple blocks made so worked on them this month too. Also, when I process scraps I might leave a little pile of a certain size scrap by my cutting mat to be made into blocks when I make my RSC blocks.  So this week is a catch all of RSC blocks in mostly yellow but a few other colors too. 

Wonky Windmills
8 inch finished
gray backgrounds

(aka Violet block)
8 inch finished
all floral scraps

Kaleidoscope Blocks
8 inch finished
yellow backgrounds and corners

Monkey Wrench
5 inch finished

4 inch finished

Indian Hatchet
4 inch finished

Happy Blocks
8.5 inch finished
(5 inch small animal print centers and 2.5 inch solid/tone on tone (tot) frames)

Happy Blocks
8.5 inch finished
(5 inch floral centers and 2.5 inch floral frames in same color)

Happy Blocks
8.5 inch finished
(TOT centers and 2.5 inch rainbow frames)

Wondering what the color will be for May...

And sew on...

CELEBRATE! (my word of the year)

April 24 - Beautiful weather! New things sprouting up and blooming in the gardens every day.

April 25 - Beautiful weather! Finally finished clearing out all the wild elderberry and honeysuckle in a patch near the house. 

April 26 - First time in about ten days I did not experience severe arthritis pain in my foot. 



Pat at Bell Creek Quilts said...

So many fun blocks and I have some of your fabrics, too! :)

Julierose said...

Lots of wonderful blocks in the making, Cathy--great thinking for future quilts...I love the windmills and their wonky version too. Hugs for a fun weekend [glad your foot is better] Julierose

Nann said...

Hello yellow! You find fun ways to use all kinds of scraps, rainbow challenge or not.

Sara said...

Celebrate - so many pretty blocks! I'm like you and have several sets of blocks going every year.

scraphappy said...

You did get caught up on a lot of blocks! The wonky windmills are so happy. I have made non wonky versions, but yours are just more whimsical.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Fun to see all the different blocks you use your scraps in, Cathy! I like those wonky windmills, especially. Are they made with a special ruler?

Anonymous said...

When I saw the first picture, I thot "go make some lemonade and take a ride on a tractor' lol. With so many diff blocks, there are lots of stories. Cool

Chantal said...

A wonderful parade of blocks. I've enjoyed every single picture. So many cheerful, amusing or interesting prints to look at. Yay for a pain-free foot. ;^)

Jenny said...

You have done so well to stitch all these lovely blocks after your quilting marathon.

Astrid said...

Lots of pretty blocks, Cathy! Well done!