Angela is motivating us once again this year with her Rainbow Scrap Challenge.
I lost time and ambition last year :\ **shrug** I guess I allowed it to happen by letting school suck up all my extra energy and time at the start of this school year. I don't want that to happen anymore. Don't get me wrong; I LOVE my job; LOVE my students; LOVE the subjects I teach...... but I miss "ME" time in the evenings and weekends.
SO.....I'm off to a great start so far!
Orca Bay's layout had me UN-motivated after two hours!!! Then, after two hours of final prepping for the upcoming school week (ONLY TWO, that's not tooooo bad)....
I thought digging into my bins for reds would be a nice FUN way to burn up a couple of hours.
1.5" bin; 2" bin; 2.5" bin; 3.5" bin; 4.5+" bin .... dug, dug, dug and pulled out ALLL my red fabrics. NO MORE RED in any of those bins.
I liked the idea of Angela's from last year to create a block of each color and create a "rainbow" quilt at the end of the year. So, I pulled out my Quiltmaker magazines to see if a Bonnie Scrap block would fit the trick.
Psht......as IF I had any doubt!!!! :-)
Her "Jack in the Box" block had already been folded open for my "someday" list. Seems like a perfect perfect pattern!
Her 2.5" "flip" method lead to bonus triangles as well, and rather than make the typical pinwheels from them, I decide to make these "diamond squares" that will most likely make their way into a pieced border of the final quilt 12 months from now :0)
Sadly, I haven't touched my 2" or 1.5" strips (OR my STRING BIN for that matter) OR really tackled lots of 2.5" strips (neatly stacked at the right of the pic)... I may also decide to make some string blocks for a second Rainbow Scrap quilt in 12 months. I need to find some inspirational layouts....anyone know of any?