It's time to share our Rainbow Scrap Challenge blocks over on SoScrappy. April's color is aqua, and I stitched up five different blocks. The big one, 16" square, is Scrap Crystals, above. I almost gave up on making this block after last month's green version turned out pretty uninspiring. But when I figured out that the coordinating color with aqua was going to be pink, I knew I'd like this one better and I do!
These are my 8.5" rail blocks. The skinny strips are the two colors adjacent to the RSC color. For aqua, those two are true blue and true green.
I've been making 6.5" nine patches for a while as leader/enders, but decided this month to officially add them to my RSC blocks. My scrap boxes were getting pretty empty except for 2" strips, so I decided to add 6.5" 16 patches to the list, too.
After cutting all the other blocks, all that's left over are teensy pieces, which I use to make crumb blocks. These are 8.5" and kind of addicting to make. So much so that when I ran out of aqua, I started making white/cream/tan/light neutral blocks. It's a sickness, I tell you!
And as if that wasn't enough scrappy fun, I decided to try my hand at a scrappy Trip Around the World, using 2.5" strips. This top is only 36"x48" and I haven't decided if I'll stop here and add borders, or keep making TATW blocks and add on.
This little top uses lotto blocks from the Sunshine Online Guild, plus a bright happy panel in the center. I'll probably quilt this one up next week and ship it off to Quilts Beyond Borders.
And finally, here's Angel in her life vest. DH has been working under the helm to fix some of the problems that last week's lightning strike caused, and that's where we store the life vests for all the mammals. The kitty one was on top of the pile so I made sure it still fits our brave crew member. The huge bang of thunder that made me jump and shriek last week hardly fazed her! She looks really annoyed in this photo, but that's because she hates the camera flash and refuses to look at the camera anymore. She actually tolerates the vest pretty well. Her stylish green nails are special plastic caps that keep her from clawing my new Ikea chair.