Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Saturday, January 2, 2016

RSC 2016

I love scrappy...


And rainbows...


So when I learned about the Rainbow Scrap Challenge over at SoScrappy, I knew I needed to join in for 2016.  I started experimenting with blocks for it a month ago or so, and came up with two ideas.

I've been wanting to try 16 patch blocks, so I've made a few of those:


And I am also planning to make at least one Scrap Jar Star in the color of the month as well.  To experiment with this block, I made one in yellow, so a blue one, for January, is still in the works!
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The great thing about working with these two different blocks is that the 16 patches piece quickly and easily with strips of fabric, but the stars use smaller pieces, so I can use up different sizes and shapes of scraps this way.  I think I will enjoy making both and seeing what I end up with later this year.  It's fun to have a plan, and a new group to link up with each month.  Definitely a Scrappy New Year for me!

I'll see you over there , today Scrap Happy Saturday and tomorrow at Oh Scrap!, at Quilting is More Fun than Housework.







14 comments:

  1. Love your star, and will be looking forward to see it in blue. I am doing Sawtooh Star with crumbs strips to use all those little bits of scraps. The 16 patch is also a great idea for 2016. Happy New Year. Hugs

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  2. Both great blocks for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. Love that yellow fabric! It goes great with blue.

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  3. Great choices for your blocks. The yellow is so sunny and will look great with a blue.

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    1. Thanks so much, Deb! I'll be getting out my blue scraps this week!

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  4. Oh what great block choices. I really like the star! Amd it is fun seeing that strip quilt again. It makes me want to get out my rainbow scraps and make one of my own!

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  5. Stars are always a good choice for a block, and that's a great one! Both blocks are going to perfect to play with.
    I'm glad you're playing along in RSC - it's so much fun focusing on a different color each month.

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    1. Thanks, Gayle! I'm excited to join in, and have been wanting to make a star quilt. Time to get out the blue scraps!

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  6. Oh, great choice! Scrap Jar Stars are fun and great stash-busters. The 16 patch blocks on their own are great building blocks for scrappy quilts. I look forward to watching your progress!

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  7. Both are great ideas for RSC. Have fun!

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  8. I joined So Scrappy 2015 from afar (in that I didn't link up, but followed her colour of the month) and I plan to join in with a real presence for 2016. Love your Jar Star! I haven't seen that one before and stars are my favourite!

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  9. I am planning to join in too. Love the 16 patches and scrap star! Will you put them together? I'm still a little unclear about the challenge. Does everyone follow her lead on the pattern? Or mainly the color? I really like your star!

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  10. I kept seeing scrap jar stars last year on the RSC blogs. It was a very tempting block but I've decided to just make postage stamp stars (leaving out the colored corner squares). They will only be 8" blocks but they'll be simpler!

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  11. I've done up a few Scrap Jar Star blocks, but hadn't thought of doing them in one colour - great idea for RSC16!

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  12. Great blocks for the RSC. Looking forward to seeing them in each month's color.

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