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Saturday, December 31, 2016

Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2016

I finished my last RSC quilt top on the very last day of the year.  Nothing like a self-imposed deadline to get you motivated!

At the beginning of 2016, I picked 4 different blocks to help me work through my stash of scraps.  And by the end of the year that stack of blocks was huge!


I spent most of December either preparing for or entertaining company.  Once everyone headed home on the 29th, I realized that I only had 2 1/2 days to turn that pile into 4 quilt tops.  Motivated by 3 weeks of not sewing and determinations I got to it.

I picked the easiest first.  I ended up with 38 birch tree blocks.  So I could take 2 out and make it a 6x6 layout or make 4 more to make it a 6x7 layout.  Since this one was smallish, I decided to make the extra blocks.  Luckily these don't take too long and this went together quickly.  So fun and colorful!  And a great way to use up those random solids and tiny little pieces that I can't bring myself to throw out.


Next up was my stack of wonky stars.  I had 37 blocks.  These blocks are pretty big and a little more time consuming to make since they are made from slabs of tiny scraps, so I quickly decided to leave one out and make it a 6x6 layout.  No sashing involved so it was another quick finish.


Next up was the medallion log cabins.  I had exactly 56 blocks, so 7x8 layout it was. Yay!  I had fun playing with the layout.  And it went together quickly since again there was no sashing. So much fun to look at all the different fabrics.


And finally, my Geese Migration quilt.  I saved this one for last, since it might take a little longer to put it together.   But once I cut the sashing and triangles it went together very quickly - just 7 diagonal rows.  Don't tell the others, but I think this one is my favorite.  :)


Hopefully they will all be quilted by the end of 2017.

I can't wait to see what the new year brings.  My mind is already coming up with ideas for RSC 2017.  See you next year!!

Tracy

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25 comments:

  1. Wow! So many beautiful quilts. I do like the last one the best as well, but the first one is pretty fantastic too. And the second...... Congratulations on an amazing race to the finish!

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  2. Your geese migration is gorgeous - and the birch trees are on my list for 2017. Wonderful post!!!

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  3. All for quilt tops are wonderful. Congrats! on getting them done by the end of 2016 (and good luck with getting them all quilted by the end of 2017!!)

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  4. Oh my goodness, these are amazing! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  5. Wow, they all look fabulous, as I scrolled down the page I kept thinking I should choose that design for this year, only to see the next one and think, I should choose that instead. Geese migration has been on my to do list for a long time. I'd be curious to know the state of your scrap bins now. It seems like mine keep multiplying, but maybe making 4 scrap quilts at once is the answer?

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    1. I swear that they multiply!! There seems to be even more now than last year. :)

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  6. These are some great quilts. I especially love the Birch Tree blocks and Geese Migration quilt.

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  7. I just love all of your finished tops! I think I might need to make one of each!

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  8. They are all awesome! But I love the Geese Migration the best, I think because of the colors. What a great way to get four quilts done with scraps!!!!

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  9. They are all fabulous! Well done.

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  10. You really were busy! They all look great!

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  11. These are all fantastic!!! The Geese Migration quilt is gorgeous!!!!!

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  12. Such beautiful Rainbow quilts, very inspiring, congratulations on the quick finishes.

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  13. They're all beautiful! Well done!

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  14. fantastic quilts! the best of the best- congrats!

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  15. Wow! Thanks for all the scrappy inspiration!

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  16. I like birch trees the best but Geese Migration is second. Congrats on getting them together :)

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  17. These are all looking amazing!! You are really progressing well on these. Congrats!

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  18. I love the first one...I started a quilt like it and only ended up with one block so I may add this to my list of quilts to make. Yours is gorgeous! I love the ladt one also...love the gray.

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  19. I particularly like the Log Cabins and the Geese. There's lots of scrappy goodness here - congrats :)

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  20. I love them all but I agree I think the Last one is my favorite. I think the grey and on point does it.

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  21. Hi Tracy! Do you know where I can find the geese migration pattern? I pinned it on Pinterest and have been looking for it ever since!

    Thank you!!

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  22. Love your version of Cynthia Bruntz's Geese Migration

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  23. Just came across an image of your Geese Migration quilt on Pinterest and had to click through to your blog post because it's so gorgeous! I love all of your tops and now have some great ideas for what to do with my ever-growing stash of scraps. Thanks for sharing these beauties!

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