Tuesday, January 1, 2019

The RSC19 Plan - {Rainbow Scrap Challenge}

Welcome to my planning post for the 2019 Rainbow Scrap Challenge!!  Sewing my scraps down to the very last inch gives me great pleasure.  With that goal in mind, I am beginning my 5th year of participation in the RSC.  It is Angela's brilliant scheme to sew up ALL of our fabric scraps. One color at a time.  Silly, Angela!  Don't you know that USING scraps just breeds MORE scraps?!?!

(Insert maniacal laughter here.)

This post will focus on my projects for:

NOTE:  Click the link over in my sidebar to read about this year's Challenge!

Since I got distracted LAST year, I'm revisiting that list for THIS year...

Last year's list featured the following NEW projects:

Mari's Squared Away BOM will be running in conjunction with Angela's 2018 Rainbow Scrap Challenge.

Squared Away 2018

Sorry, Mari!  While I absolutely LOVED the blocks you chose and your tutorials are fabulous, there simply wasn't enough time.  I hope to revisit this project at a later date.

"X" Blocks  - A NEW / old project.  These are the Alternate Blocks for the RSC15 Sampler.  New, simply because I never started that portion of the quilt.

This is still a viable project that I hope to find time for in 2019!

I had hoped to reignite enthusiasm for these "NEW" projects and that goal still holds for BOTH of these.

Last year's list continued the following OLD projects:

Scrap Jar Stars - These blocks were started in 2017 and will continue into 2018, as I don't have enough blocks for a bed quilt and that's where I'm headed with this one.  King sized, to be exact!!

Slab Stars - This quilt began as Slab Blocks made during the RSC
15, my first year of participation.  (These continued through  the RSC16.)  Anyway, Angela had a beautiful RSC15 Sampler planned, but I simply wasn't feeling the sampler block thing that year.  I did, however, want to make a version of the quilt, but it took until 2017 to figure out HOW to accomplish that task!!

The 2019 Rainbow Scrap Challenge 
will provide me with another opportunity to complete the necessary blocks.

If time permits...

Maverick Stars:

String Blocks, since Strings seem to be "a thing" for 2019...

... And/or Tiny Nines...

... May work their way back under the (sewing machine) needle.  These were, with the exception of a few Tiny Nines, abandoned at the end of the 2016 Rainbow Scrap Challenge, in favor of the two blocks discussed in the prior section of this post (during the RSC17.)

While I made a few new Tiny Nines during 2018, I'm certain that each of these OLD blocks need MORE friends to make a quilt.  

As Angela is offering another RSC19 Sampler, that may be a good place to incorporate some of those blocks.  Win-win!!  Participate in the Sampler AND use up some OLD blocks.  :o))

Let's take a look back to 2018 in
Joyful Quilterland...

Since we KNOW that I didn't make many blocks, just what DID I do with my quilting time???

USE a whole bunch of small scraps, that's what!!

Those scraps made the following:

11 Mug Rugs
7 Quilted Yarn Bowls
5 Pin Cushions
5 Lg. Quilted Bowls
2 Thread Catchers

These small scrappy projects are SEW much FUN to make!!!  You can see a few of these in my 2018 Rainbow Scrap Challenge - The Year in Review post.  I did my best to sew with the assigned Color of the Month throughout the calendar year.

That being the case, I believe that I will continue this venture into the New Year.  (Hopefully, with a side of quilt block construction!)

Aside from my scrap usage, I also completed 3 of the 6 UFOs on my list from the Winter 2018 (Ravelry) UFO Club.  The list changed throughout the year, but none of the new additions were completed.  Sadly, I developed a bit of "Quilter's Block" on finishing.

Honestly, 2018 didn't feel like a very productive year for my Rainbow Scrap Challenge endeavors.  I might have accomplished more, but as you might have seen, I had another Challenge during the year.  Scrap Attack and some travel interfered with my RSC sewing time.  Wish me luck for a productive 2019!

A new LINK PARTY will be posted on each Saturday of 2019.

Until next time...
SCRAPPY New Year!!!


  1. Great goals for 2019! You did get a lot done and used up those scraps in 2018... hope you have a wonderful and productive 2019.

  2. Don't beat yourself up. Some years just go better than others.

  3. Lot's of beautiful projects to start off the year with a plan!

  4. I didn't accomplished much in 2018 either. Let's just call this one a slow year and crack up the volume for next year. The most important part is to have fun. So, enjoy what you do even if it's just a little bit. ;^)

  5. You've got a great set of RSC projects in progress. Wishing you more success and sewing time in 2019.


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