Friday, July 22, 2011

Scrappy Rainbow Quilt-a-long: Week One

(working on the orange and yellow block right now:)

Welcome to week 1 of the Scrappy Rainbow Quilt-a-long!
I may be the only one doing it, but that's ok!    ;)
I know some of you are joining in, and some of you may do so later when you have some time.
Either way, I will document everything as I go, just in case!

I have so many scrap pieces of fabric that I'm using only scraps from my stash.
Each block will measure 12" x 12", and there will be 30 blocks all together.
(If you don't have a large fabric selection but still want to make the quilt, you will need 30 pieces of fabric cut to the same size 12" x 12".)

The first thing you need to do is sort through your fabrics and divide them into five different piles:

1.  pinks and reds
2. oranges and yellows
3.  greens
4.  blues and turquoise
5.  purple and lavender

We will me making six of each, for a total of 30 blocks.  It will be sashed and will end up being a twin size quilt.

Get your supplies ready:
  • rotary matte and cutter
  • fabrics divided up
  • sewing machine
  • small scissors
  • iron and ironing board
(This is all you will need to get started)
Once we are nearing the block completion, I will tell you what else you will need to finish it up.

I will be back next week for block construction.  :)
Have fun playing with all your colorful fabric!

If you have any questions, I will answer them in the comments.



sewtakeahike said...

Chrissie! Oh how I wish I had time to do this one!! You KNOW how I love using my scraps! Your quilt is going to be amazing!

Cristi Baxter Clothier said...

I'd love to quilt along with you. My scraps are already sorted. You'll give us instruction as to how to piece the blocks?

Mindy said...

Looks like fun! I'm going to be watching, and if I have time I might try my hand at it. I'm not sure how many scraps I'll have in the yellows and purples, but I may actually surprise myself if I divide them out.

Artsy Matilda said...

I can see now you will be testing my math skills! Hope I can keep up. It's going to be such fun!

the gathering girls said...

I may have time for this one...I certainly have enough scraps!