Saturday, 7 January 2017

Past RSC quilts

Today, Angela at So Scrappy asks Rainbow Scrap Challenge quilters to share their rainbow quilts with the RSC newcomers as an inspiration, a starting point. Since I been a RSC quilter for only the last two years, I don't have a lot to share but I'll gladly share what I have made so far.

I made this quilt a long, long time ago, prior blogger, prior Internet (at my house at least) and I love it so much I wanted another one... eventually. When I started to read blogs, some quilters were making rainbow quilts by following Angela's colour of the month. I jumped it.
In January 2015, I started making the same blocks but in a smaller size. I apologise for not knowing the name of this block.

 As the month passed, the blocks piled up.
 In mid-year, my rainbow looked like this and I was very pleased.
By the end of the year, I had a lovely quilt and I was completely hooked on RSC

Came January 2016, I still joined Angela and the Rainbow quilters for another fun year but I added a personal challenge into the game: to use older fabrics in my stash. So I picked these fabrics for the RSC.



I looked through many books to find a block that would be simple enough yet fun, you know, it needs to be fun ... I mean they're M & M Candy after all.  :^D
I settled on Peace and Plenty, a 12 inches block.  And the game was on ...
Month after month, the block changed colour.
I didn't used brown or black for simple reasons but I still needed a twelfth block. I thought a rainbow would work. And it did.
 

 By October my quilt was done.

It patiently awaits for its borders. Hopefully, it will be finish some time this year.

For 2017, I will participate again and I will make ... uhhh ... there is too many to name here, I mean, I haven't settled on one or two yet.  Maybe today, as I am perusing the links on RSC2017, I will make a decision.

Until next time .... sew up a rainbow.

;^)



15 comments:

  1. Your pinwheel quilt is magical. The border for that quilt is perfect. Your quilt is a wonderful example of how RSC blocks grow up to be amazing quilts.

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  2. I still want to make your Pinwheel Quilt, but it will have to wait for another year!! Good luck choosing your RSC17 project(s.) I agree. The Rainbow Scrap Challenge is SEW much FUN!!!

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  3. I love both these quilts. I'm getting more and more inclined to jump into the RSC challenge. Even just one blocks a month, over time, adds up!.

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  4. I'm continuing to make pinwheel blocks for 2017, and I'm still dithering whether to add your Peace and Plenty. I've got plenty of time to make up my mind, right?
    I love both your quilts, but I tell you that every time, don't I? 8)

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  5. Wow - that is such a cool block and great quilt!! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. What could make you happier than a rainbow m&m quilt. So happy you have been able to use up so many great scraps -- especially those soon to be vintage selections.

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  7. I'm loving your M&M's quilt....I remembered when you blogged about using that fabric and I wondered how it would look......now I know, fabulous :)

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  8. Your Pinwheel rainbow quilt is super awesome!!

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  9. Beautiful! I love the quilt on your banner photo, too! :)

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  10. those are so inspirational... I am joining in for the first time this year...
    Hugz

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  11. I love that M&M quilt!! What a super fun pattern to highlight the rainbow scrap colors. Definitely inspirational :)

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  12. Good luck choosing! I'm sure I'll end up with a new block eventually, as everyone chooses such delightful ones!

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  13. Well you know I love your rainbow quilts so good to see them again. I have my purple blocks cut out and ready to sew! xx

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  14. Oohhh!!! That pinwheel quilt 😍 ...so pretty! It's exactly what I would like to end up with!

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  15. LOVE that pinwheel rainbow quilt, its a perfect example of scrappy goodness in action :)

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