I’d been thinking about what I should do with Angela’s (of Soscrappy ) Rainbow Challenge this year. January’s colour is Red. So I thought about it, and thought about it, and then I finally decided I would make a rainbow disappearing 4 patch with my various coloured scraps throughout the year.
I had made a couple of D4Ps last year in the green month… shown in this post here.
Well I had forgotten to make a note of the size of the squares I started with … not a problem I’ll measure the current blocks. Meanwhile I found another tutorial on line here (which was different to the first one I saw I’m sure;)) and it suggested cutting 5 inch squares. But I wanted to make the same size as my green ones so after I did the maths I realized I had to cut 6 inch squares. So I found my red scraps large enough to cut this size of square and proceeded. Sewed them into 4 patch and then thought.. oh oh something’s not right. I had cut my squares 5”!! What to do? I set the red 4 patches aside while I thought about it a few days.. to a week. Then yesterday morning as I was sitting up in bed having my morning cuppa from my new Teasmade/alarm clock.. The solution hit me. Make the green ones the same size as the red… yes that was possible.. so that’s what I did.
Here are both green and red blocks together (but not sewn together). I think I may make a couple more blocks of both colours. Then wait to see what next month’s colour is… and so on.
Also, this past week I finally sorted through a bag of little crumb size squares from 1.5 to 2” approx. I sorted them into their colours. Here’s the pile of reds:-
The point of this exercise, apart from sorting them, was to find some little 1.5 inch squares for Kathleen Tracy’s Crosses Mourning Quilt from her book “Prairie Children and Their Quilts”
On her blog and on her yahoo group she is hosting a year long challenge to make a small quilt each month.
Do you see those 4 red squares on the right in the picture of the red scraps. Well I used those plus another 4 matching red squares I found in my crosses mourning blocks. I also found the teal blue ones in the top right block, see picture below.
I’ve decided my sashing and border fabrics for this little quilt so I need to get to that this week.
Lastly, I completed all the Temecula 12 Days of Christmas mini challenge blocks, but have yet to decide sashing and border fabrics.
I’ll leave you with a picture of my blocks and go get started on my Dear Jane block of the week.
Have a great weekend,