Monday, 4 January 2016

2016 Fun and Challenges

Are you sewing along with any BOMS, QALs etc in 2016. I am keen to join in this Rainbow Scrap Challenge fun:

Like many participants I am going to choose my own block and simply change the color each month to utilize scraps. But I am eager to watch her COLUMN pattern as other participants make it!! I designed this block recently and it kind of reminded me of a swoon block which made me wonder...

What it would look like in different colors:

I decided I wanted to try to make a quilt of rainbow stars like these. 

So that is the block I have chosen! They'll be scrappy stars but colorful! I need to buy a background fabric to do this quilt justice but then I will try to use scraps and supplement with some stash as needed.

I love to play with scraps as evidenced by these all time favorite finishes of mine:

Broken Herringbone QAYG

Scrappy improv pieced double sided quilt

So this Challenge offered over at seems like the perfect fit for me this year.

I'll also make a monthly improv pieced block in the color of the RSC challenge because I had already started on a new improv pieced quilt before I decided to join the challenge, with this predominantly green block:

I am of course also hosting my own paper piecing BOM at and another one here:
So that'll keep me busy in amongst all my whimsical starts that become UFOs


  1. January RSC2016 color is blue with purple accents, I can't wait to dig through the scraps!

  2. Oh how wonderful! First of all what a cool block you designed. I'm so glad you'll be doing the RSC2016 too. See you there! LeeAnna