Warning: Because I'm just catching up, this IS a long one.....
So glad to finally have caught up on participating in this year's Rainbow Scrap Challenge. I've watched the fun for years and love all the wonderful projects that come out of it. Angela's finished Rainbow Dear Jane top is Super Awesome!!
This year I had a special incentive to join in the fun. I had visited my MIL at the end of last year and helped her organize all of her craft room supplies, including sorting all of her scrap bins by color. I figured that to encourage her to actually dive into those bins, we could both do the RSC this year. We were both busy with projects at the start of the year so it took us until last month to finalize what design we were going to use and to get started on our first blocks.
For our joint RSC project, we're making Quilt In A Day's Milky Way design. We're making the blocks larger than the pattern though -- we're doing the blocks 12 inches finished so the unfinished block units are all 4-1/2 inches. That means the Triangle Squares can start from Charm Squares and the corner Four Patch blocks can be cut from 2-1/2 inch strips which are sizes my MIL favors. This is what I have so far:
Right now, I'm only making block kits because I will need to make a decision about which gray fabric to use for the corner-square Four Patch blocks. I have two fabrics that I think I have enough of to make all the four patches but right now I am not sure which I prefer. I also have a bunch of gray fabrics and wonder if I'd prefer to make the four patches scrappy. No rush to decide, I have all year!
ADD Quilter that I am, I am doing just a few 😉 more projects in addition to the joint one so it took me even longer to get them all set up! I only had finished half of last month's yellow set at the start of this month so it has taken me this long to bring everything up to date.
My other projects in this year's RSC queue are: