I decided to join the Rainbow Scrap Challenge this year. It's been going on a few years, I think, but I just learned about it. The idea is that each month there is a color, and you use scraps of that color to make something. There's not much in the way of rules, which I like. Some people do entire projects out of that month's color; other people pick a block for the year then make one or two each month, and at the end of the year, they have a rainbow of blocks to turn into a quilt.
I decided to go for the "pick a block and make some each month" variation. Just a few days after I saw the challenge, I had the Summer 2014 issue of Quilter's World checked out from the library and I saw a scrappy butterfly block. It was designed to be a mini-quilt, but I thought a rainbow of butterflies would be awesome. I made a few changes to better suit my style.
January's color is blue. I figure I will decide how many blocks to make each month based on how many scraps of that color I have. Since I have so a lot of blue scraps, I looked for light, medium, and dark scraps and made three butterfly blocks.
I especially like the dark blue block, because one of the scraps is Darth Vader's head. Putting Darth Vader in a butterfly makes me crazy happy :)