Since we're about to start a new year, it's time to think about 2018 Rainbow Scrap Challenge projects. For this year, Angela from soscrappy and I have collaborated on a block of the month quilt! You know I like doing these, and this year's project is going to have really easy blocks and a spectacular setting that will make an awesome quilt.
For this project, we have chosen traditional blocks that each finish at 10 inches square. The twist for this year is that all of the blocks are made up of only three units in various combinations--squares, rectangles, and half-square triangles. This means the quilt is absolutely suitable for quilters of all levels of skill and experience. There are also lots of options for the quilt, including a couple of setting options that will be given at the end. My quilt will finish at about 70 by 87, but you don't have to make one that large if you don't want to.
The first Saturday of every month, I'll be posting a tutorial for that month's block, starting next Saturday. There are 10 blocks, January through October, then in November we'll have the setting and finishing instructions. My plan is to make three blocks each month so that I have 30 blocks for my quilt, but you can make as many or as few blocks as you like. The setting and finishing instructions are based on 30 blocks.
Since this is a scrap quilt, there aren't any yardage requirements to give, but I do have a couple of yards of a white on white to use for the backgrounds. For the main colors each month I plan to use some of my many, many scraps as well as some scraps that I've already cut into 2-1/2 inch squares. Those bins are never empty, are they?
|These will be much happier in a quilt!|
So there's the plan for 2018's quilt! There is a tab at the top of this page with more detailed information. If it sounds interesting, come on along and try a few blocks! It will be fun to sew along together and use up a bunch of those scrap pieces. And at the end we'll have some lovely quilts!
Hope everyone is having a lovely holiday and that you all have a wonderful new year celebration. Bring on 2018!
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