Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Rainbow Scrap Challenge: Throw in the Towel

I started a new Rainbow Scrap Challenge in 2020.  I started with polka dot centers and used any strings in the color of the month to make as many 8" log cabin blocks as I could.  My goal was to empty my string bin by the end of the year.  I kept up really well for the first three months.  Come April, I realized I wasn't enjoying the blocks and I dreaded making more.


So I stopped.  Problem was, that left me with green, orange, and aqua blocks, 15 total.  I set the goal of putting them into a top as my One Monthly Goal with Patty of Elm Street Quilts.  I really didn't want to make another scrappy block and I gave away the remainder of my string bin contents to a friend (so at least I met my goal of an empty bin!) so I looked to see if I had enough of the polka dot fabric to use for an extra block.  I found a different polka dot that would work and leave me with *just* enough of the original dot to use for binding. (I played binding chicken and won!)


It's a bit of an add little quilt and I don't like it much, but it's done.  It's 32" square.  It'll be donated to the local children's hospital.  Enough of my scraps are naturally I Spy that it has some fun things to look at.  While my goal was to complete a top, I did finish the quilt.

10 comments:

  1. Good for you fir making a tough decision and finishing your OMG! Oh and an extra hooray for winning at chicken binding.

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  2. Well done -- you emptied your string bin and used the 15 blocks you already had! And, yes, for winning at chicken binding!

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  3. Sometimes it's just more satisfying to call it quits, finish the quilt, and move on. This little quilt will make someone happy!

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  4. Fun! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish!

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  5. I thik it’s pretty cute. Sounds like it will find a good home, and you have room for more scraps, & a UFO off your hands, so Win- win.

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  6. Sometimes a project just doesn't come together as you envisioned. But it's finished and you don't have those orphan blocks cluttering up the sewing room. It's a colorful and cute little quilt. Add in you that found other ways to meet your goals, I'd call this effort a success.

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  7. I love it! Congratulations on this beautiful finish!

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  8. I really like your quilt. SEW sorry that you weren't enjoying the process! I hope there will be other RSC quilts in other years.

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  9. Well I think it's cute, and I love how you solved the problem of needing a 16th block with juuust enough binding to spare. I played binding chicken on my Island Batik AccuQuilt quilt and lost. Like by an inch, ugh.

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  10. I am not sure I understand "playing binding chicken" but as long as you won, it does not matter. I LOVE the whimsy of the polka dot square in the corner. It is a cute little finish and I love it :-) Stay safe and dry, I hope.

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