My response to that prompt was the following:
A rainbow of colors and a handful of scraps!!!
I started with Light/Bright GREEN for October's Rainbow Scrap Challenge Color of the Month and added in the other Modern rainbow colors of bright pink, yellow, aqua, and purple required by the challenge guidelines:
I did have to...
... Do some switching around...
... To get the color balance that I was looking for:
... Came from a link provided by Kat @ Scrapbox Quilts:
One of her links took me to the tutorial page @ I'm Feelin' Crafty...
... Where this Low Volume, Bright Contrast Crosses Postage Stamp Block for do Good Stitches caught my eye as the perfect starting point for use with my colorful scraps, along with a baggie of black and white prints which (if memory serves me correctly) I believe was a gift from Wanda @ Exuberant Color:
I changed things up to create a rectangular design:
Ultimately, I decided that the weight of the black plus would look better at the bottom of my little quilt:
More changes happened prior to assembly...
I really wanted to use this sweet snail print, but it didn't work:
This tonal MIGHT work...
... But what about this floral???
Well, THIS one certainly doesn't fit with the other green squares!!!
Needed some consideration, as well:
The black Plus also needed a bit of work, too:
My good friend @britt_quilts helped with both of those selections and other Instagram friends got a preview of the following photo as a bit of a teaser. It's my stack of squares, all ready to be sewn:
A week before the deadline, assembly began...
... But not without one final change to the squares in the corners:
This small pile of (leftover) scraps is all that remained on my cutting table from my original fabric pull:
Once I tucked those away, pressing came next...
... And was quickly followed by row assembly:
After a final press, my challenge entry was layered for...
... Some simple straight line quilting:
Apparently, as I was applying the binding I was also (unknowingly) playing a game of Bobbin Chicken, which I won:
This is my completed 12.5" x 15.5" mini quilt, which was well within the "No More Than 24" On a Side" Challenge rule:
Here is a close-up of the darling scraps included in my project:
And one last look, as it appeared on the table at our 1st in-person Quilt Guild meeting in a year and a half:
Whooping it up with Sarah
Wendy @ The Constant Quilter
October's Monthly Mini
Until next time...
Quilt for joy!!!