Rainbow Scrap Challenge Block – January

I am pleased to be joining in with a wonderful group of quilters that loves to use their scraps. I am hoping that this year of the scrap helps clear out some of the clutter of scraps that I keep. We shall see.

Wedding Ring, Brackman1806f

Now, the critical thing was to select a block. I looked for awhile and I came up with the Wedding Ring by Beth Gutcheon, published in 1973 in The Perfect Patchwork Primer*. I choose this one for a few reasons:
1. it uses squares and half square triangles,
2. it is compatible with die cutting, and
3. it is visually interesting.

So, I started cutting yesterday and laid out a block. I love using this board for my blocks.

I sewed it together on Sunday, using the webbing method. The webbing method allows mean to not have to press, until I sew the whole block together.

Here is the final row, placed and ready to sew. The nice thing is I see it going together and can check that all looks in order as add the next column.

And here are two blocks all done. I may make a few more, I am not sure how much of my scraps are left, but I am going to prep some background for February. I think this is going to be a fun challenge.

Before I go, I thought I would show you a mock up of a small quilt, 3×4. It would wind up being 30 x 40. I won’t have that many red blocks, but it is fun to see what would happen if you did.

Thanks to those Angela at SoScrappy, our host for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. The link will take you to the instructions if you are interested. You can make anything you want. I have seen people make a number of one kind of blocks and others make a few blocks. You can check out this month’s linky party too, to see the variety of ways quilters approach this.

Coming Up on the Blog:
Tips and Tutorials on the 22nd (2/22)

Linking Up With:
RSC Linkup Party

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  1. January 30, 2022 / 8:19 PM

    That’s a great block to use for the RSC. Webbing it will help keep it in the right order, too! Are you buried in snow there??

  2. January 30, 2022 / 11:48 PM

    Love your block choice and the mock up of a quilt! I also use my boards to keep block pieces in order; very handy for sure! 🙂

  3. January 31, 2022 / 12:34 AM

    Great block!!! I love webbing – blocks / quilts … it certainly keeps thing in order! 🙂

  4. January 31, 2022 / 9:47 AM

    Great block choice for the RSC, Kathleen!!! Great that you can use your die cutter! Now, what’s your design board made from? I have several like that made from foam board and batting–I see you sewed the binding on. I glue gun mine on. I’m wondering what’s on the back of yours as one can’t sew through foam board.

  5. Vicki in MN
    January 31, 2022 / 10:48 AM

    That will make a great block for RSC. I could easily see this as a table runner! Would you mind if I tried that?

  6. January 31, 2022 / 1:21 PM

    Hi again! I absolutely love that you shared your reasons for selecting this block and totally agree with each one of them. LOVE the mock up. If you make two for each month, you’ll have 24 at the end of the year. That will be a beautiful quilt and so very colorful. Gorgeous. {{Hugs}} a bunch. ~smile~ Roseanne

  7. January 31, 2022 / 1:31 PM

    This is one of my favorite blocks, love that you made it scrappy. The small design board is interesting, what did you use to make it?

  8. January 31, 2022 / 2:40 PM

    Nice use of your RED scraps, Kathleen, and the resulting quilt is going to be awesome!

  9. Brenda @ Songbird Designs
    February 1, 2022 / 8:30 AM

    Great block for your RSC challenge, Kathleen! I am using the web method for my piecing now – it’s fantastic!! It really saves time…and that is something I need a lot of this week! LOL

  10. inquiringquilter
    February 1, 2022 / 8:34 AM

    Great choice for RSC! This will use up scraps. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

  11. February 2, 2022 / 1:42 AM

    Great choice for RSC Kathleen. Are you going to make a couple of blocks of each colour prompt for a rainbow quilt? It’s teal/aqua now so I’m going to have fun this month

  12. February 3, 2022 / 8:34 AM

    I’ve never heard of webbing, but boy does it make sense! I’ll give that a try today. Love your choice of blocks.

  13. February 4, 2022 / 9:36 AM

    Kathleen, this looks beautiful. So simple and absolutely lovely. This can be a perfect pattern for Mercyful Quilts. Oh my goodness, I love 10″ blocks. So versatile.

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