Sunday, February 13, 2022

February Rainbow Scrap Challenge Blocks Completed

Backgrounds and fabrics cut into kits for stitching
Angela chose teal/aqua as the Rainbow Scrap Challenge (RSC) for February. This is a color I have little. If it weren't for Frolic, I would have had even less. It was a challenge to stretch the bits into enough fabric to the make the blocks.

On Friday, I pulled the fabric and cut the blocks. I wasn't thinking. Well, Gertie, my inner squirrel. was chattering on about how quickly this process was going to be. She wanted to know where were were going to spend our time next! I stitched the three blocks. Gertie was overjoyed. She swished her tail and was bobbing in excitement about moving on to the next project. . .until I laughed.

Completed blocks
How silly of me! I needed EIGHT not two blocks for the small circles. I needed FOUR not one block to complete the large circle. I never have seen Gertie's tail droop so fast and she was actually QUIET!

I cut more strips. I did have to include some hand dyed fabric to have enough fabric to stitch the blocks. Had I more options, I wouldn't have used one fabric as it reads more of a neutral than aqua; but, I used what I had. 

The leftovers
I did consider, briefly, a shopping trip. Because my goal is to use what is on hand, I stuck with what I had. Some fabrics I stitched with a skinny seam allowance to   s-t-r-e-t-c-h the fabric to be the size I needed. In the end, I made it work.

There is so little left of those fabrics now! Truly a few triangles, squares and a variety strings!

Next month, I will remember that I am making TWELVE total log cabin blocks and not three! This was goal number seven on my February goal list

I'm linking to Angela and The Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2022. I'm also linking to Cynthia and Oh Scrap/Quilting Is More Fun Than HouseworkPlease visit the links. Bring your cuppa with you as there is so much inspiration to see!

Before I put the background strips away, I could cut backgrounds for next month. . .hm m m m m . . . .


LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Glad you were able to stretch your scraps to fit what you needed to make! (Although a little stash enhancement can be fun, too!) My stash is that way with the aquas, too - not a whole lot to work with. But no matter what, those are great blocks!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Your circle blocks are looking great Terry. Wonderful job holding firm and making what you have work. Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!

loulee said...

Beautiful blocks. Good on you for resisting the urge to shop.

The Joyful Quilter said...

SEW pretty in AQUA/TEAL!!!