Saturday, 9 January 2016

Starting on the scraps

I have decided that my 'try something new' for this year will be the Rainbow Scrap Challenge so I am slowly getting my head around this idea.  For now this means digging out every last little bit of blue and discovering that I have less scrap than the overflowing carrier bags would lead you to think.  This is probably because I usually piece my backs using leftovers from the front of a quilt.  However I've got enough blues to be getting on with (even though I've been hacking into them for my Quilty 365 circles).  


I want to use up my smaller bits, so for now have been cutting wee squares and pairing them up.  I think I know what next, but need to try it out.  


I'm clearly a bit slow off the mark here, but if you check out the linky party at So Scrappy there are plenty of people already up and running!

14 comments:

  1. It is fun to find lots of different blue fabrics. I look forward to seeing what you make with your blues.

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  2. Digging in and starting to sew is a great first step. I've been having fun pulling out bits for 363 circles as well, such a fun way to pull out odd bits and let them play.

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  3. Welcome to the RSC, Kaja! I've found it a good way to use up some of my scraps each week.

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  4. So pleased you decided to join in! I only began on my projects yesterday so I'm a little behind too.

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  5. Enjoy the fun! Looks like you've got some good blue to play with!

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  6. I'm still digging and have not started sewing blues yet. That's the great thing about this challenge - no pressure.

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  7. Welcome to the RSC!! Last year was my first go round and I found it to be SEW much fun!!

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  8. Enjoy the Rainbow Challenge, Kaya. I find it a great incentive to organise my scraps.

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  9. You are off to a great start. The thing about scraps is that we are always making more and the more I dig into my scrap bins the more I find! There are so many beautiful quilts that have come about because of the RSC.

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  10. Never mind 40 shades of grey or 40 shades of green , it's amazing how many different shades of blue there are . I look forward to seeing this progress

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  11. No worries about starting slow. It sometimes takes a few tries to find just the right block or approach for your scrappy effort. Just don't be surprised if a block takes off and turns into a whole quilt in a matter of a few weeks!

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  12. Look forward to seeing how you use your scraps - I am sure it will be wonderfully creative!

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  13. Slow or speedy - it is all about the process of playing with our scraps. NO worries!

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