I have yet to decide exactly how I will play along this year. Angela encourages up to customize the Challenge to fit our needs. If you don't have a particular Color of the Month, change it up to work with your scrap stash! If you don't find yourself drawn to Sampler Quilts, decide on a block (or a number of blocks) that you WOULD like and make those instead! It's all good because it is getting involved in actively USING your scraps.
Angela started the year with...
Along with the Color of the Month (which was BLUE with hints of PURPLE), she also announced:
Column Along January - Twinkler
The tutorial for the Twinkler Block (and all other blocks for the RSC16 Column Along) can be found HERE on her blog. Thanks, Angela!! The PDF instructions are SEW helpful.
2015 was an exciting year. The RSC15 encouraged me to use my fabric scraps and helped my fall in love with quilting again. I was SEW excited during the 1st half of the year that I turned the RSC into a race to see how many quilt blocks I could make in a month! I couldn't stay away from my sewing machine for more than a day. I settled down during the 2nd half of 2015 (because I had been more than a little obsessed!) Read more about last year's block production in THIS post.
Really, Joyful? Same old, same old???
Yep! I'll be making MORE of the Maverick Stars, Slabs, Strings, and Tiny Nines from last year's Challenge:
After laying them out on my "design floor" to tally up the totals, I realized that I didn't have enough blocks to make the quilts that I had in mind. That's OK! I still have PLENTY of scraps!!! :o))
What's NEW for the RSC16, Joyful???
Star Points and Alternate Blocks will be my major focus for the 2016 Rainbow Scrap Challenge. I didn't make them last year (because I wasn't interested in making a Sampler Quilt.) However, at the end of 2015, I decided that Angela's design would work well with the Slab Blocks that I made. I'm excited to get started with this goal in mind.
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