Today is both Scrap Happy Day hosted by Kate and Gun and the weekly link party for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge hosted by Angela. I only have these three blocks officially for the RSC so far:
I'm not even sure the sawtooth star with the birds in the middle counts! The challenge this month (and it's really a challenge!) is to use our multi-color scraps, those that aren't predominantly one color or another. I'm surprised at how few of those scraps I have and how difficult I'm finding it to figure out how to use them in a block. I have plenty of prints that would qualify, they just haven't been used to the point where I have scraps yet. This year may not be a very productive one for me in terms of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. It would appear I need to make some quilts to create more scraps!
For Scrap Happy Day each month I've been making what I consider to be Truly Scrappy scrappy trip blocks. This is to reduce the number of 3" strips in my stash. It's being very effective. I made these three blocks for April:
And then added them to the other blocks I've made.
Technically I have enough blocks already for a comfort quilt top. However, the bright white spots bother me. And the strips I haven't used yet are in bright, clear colors as opposed to these darker, grayer prints. So I've cut more strips and will continue making blocks until I can create a top I'm happy with. Probably I'll end up with two: one in brighter colors and the other more subdued. Whatever works! :- )