I made a resolution that in 2020 I would return to Rainbow Scrap Challenge - I really missed it last year! Januarys colour is green.
To kick things off I have continued making four patches from 2.5" scraps in all shades of green.
Then I started making four patches of Half Squared Triangles in coordinated fabrics. This got a bit tricky so I used similar toned fabrics to make up the numbers. I was hoping to make these the sails of sail boat blocks. I have loads of brown scraps and thought I could use them as boat hulls.
Then I went looking for the previously made 4 patches that I had made into Irish chain (??) blocks...not sure of name? And realised I had nearly enough to start making a charity quilt, if I could find some more white sashing fabric in my stash. The bonus with this layout is all the single 2.5"squares that I cannot find a mate for, get to be cornerstones!
After a marathon day sewing I thought I was winning the war on reducing my scraps. And then Mum decided to gift me some fabric (scraps of course) to "help" me out, LOL! I spent another marathon day cutting it up into useable squares. I am kitting up quilts for a charity sewing day and this will help....so long as all of it gets used up!
I started making these mini Dresden blocks a few years ago as part of my RSC, but only made seven. The last block was orange and it turns out I cut them too small to use. I lost interest then, but this year decided to resurrect this as my hand sewing project. I loved making the leaves and berries in my Warm Regards quilt last year, so have appliqued cherries in the centre of each Dresden. This has been a fun way to use my reproduction fabric scraps. We will see how far I get this year.
Happy quilting Sue.