Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2014

I've updated my pages to change the Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2013 to the Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2014.  The basics remain the same, but I've had questions from new joiners and wanted to put it all together in one spot.  Questions?  Let me know.

Welcome to the Rainbow Scrap Challenge for 2014.   After three years full of scraps in all the colors of the rainbow, we still haven't managed to use them all up!  The idea of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge is simple.  Each month I will choose a new color.  You just need to dig out some scraps in that color and make something -- anything.  Definitions of scraps are as varied as the people who create them.  Some people have a system for cutting scraps into useable sizes after every project, some toss everything into  a bin and have to dig, some just sort them by color to keep their options opent.  The choice is entirely yours. 
Most people seem to choose a focus project (or two or three) to keep them busy throughout the year.  By completing one or more blocks in each color, they have a nice collection for a rainbow colored quilt at the end of the year.  Others make smaller project along the way.  Some people have even more scraps to use up and make entire quilts in the color of the month!  Again, the choice is up to you.  I've started a board on Pinterest to collect some ideas to share.  I'm pretty new to Pinterest, but I think there is a way others can post to the same board?  Anyone know how that works?

Each Saturday a Scraphappy link up will be posted so that you can see what everyone else is up to and  collect some new scrap busting ideas. No need to sign up, no reason to feel bad if  life gets in the way and you miss a month along the way.  No quilt guilt allowed.  Just pop in on the weekend and check out everyone's progress, go visit others and offer some encouragement.

This year as an extra special treat, we have a sponsor for the first time ever!  Vicki Welsh who blogs over at Field Trips in Fiber has sent me a breathtaking selection of her very own hand dyed fabrics.  Each month I will be giving away a fabric collection to one randomly selected rainbow scrapper.  The announcement will be just before the end of each month with the giveaway ending a week later.  If you aren't lucky enough to win, don't feel too bad, Vicki has lots of beautiful fabric for sale for the rest of us.  Check out her etsy shop to be inspired by all the colors of the rainbow.  Her buttons are posted in my sidebar and they will take you directly there.

Feel free to grab my button and post it on your blog. You should be able to just copy the HTML code in the box under the picture and paste it into a new gadget on your blog.

28 comments:

Ellen said...

Looking forward to another fun year of scrap busting!

Sheila said...

I'm looking forward to another year of rainbow fun!

Sarah said...

How exciting. Another fun filled year of quilting. Yay!

Deb A said...

Looking forward to another year of scrappy fun. Love the January color pick =).

Amy said...

Sounds like an amazing year of scrap busting ahead for everyone. I may just need to jump back on board after taking 2013 off :)
It's AWESOME-SAUCE that you have an inspirational sponsor to support your year. :)

sophie said...

I've already committed to jumping back on-board. I want to finish enough of my monochrome broken dishes block for a quilt in 2014 ... and I recently found a "golden oldie" project that was intended as a scrap buster. I'm ready ;-)

You did SO much better than I when I decided to update the free block patterns page on my blog somehow I (or was it Blogger) DELETED all the content. Aaaargh. I will be starting all over from scratch some day soon. Sigh ...

Andee said...

Kathy and I plan on joining in again this year...I am excited to scope out the pinterest board...good idea! Also great to have a sponser, whoot whoot!

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

This is a going to be a fun project to start the year.

Celia Gibson said...

I did the first Scrap challenge and used up small scraps ... I have decided to do it again for 2014 to use up my stash.

Teresa in Music City said...

Looking forward to new Rainbows in 2014!!! I think anyone can follow your Pinterest board as long as you post a link to it. If you want them to be able to add photos, you have to add their name in the Board. That might be too much to manage. I know you can start a Group Board, but I really don't know how that works having never done one :*)

Sharon said...

This looks like a fun way to use up scraps, so I'm in :) Thanks for hosting!

Dasha said...

That Pinterest board is fabulous!! Thanks for putting it up. I am looking forward to doing the Rainbow Scrap challenge this coming year.

Logopaedchen/Kirsten said...

Oh this is wonderful and I will give it another try this year...maybe I will do better than the last three :-)

Karen said...

I really enjoyed this challenge this past year. I look forward to 2014 challenge. I still have lots of scraps that need to become beautiful quilts. Thanks for the challenge and encouragement.

Kate said...

I am looking forward to the challenge again this year. Hopefully I will do a better job of keeping up.

Julie in GA said...

Great ideas on your Pinterest board. I am excited about another year of the RSC. The hard part is choosing what to make--too many fabulous ideas out there!

Cathy Tomm said...

I ready to get back to the RBSC this year. I have many blocks done from past years but should work on getting some tops and quilts done. I have a few new ideas.

Amanda said...

I've certainly got enough scraps, so here's hoping that I have enough time. I really enjoyed the first year and then seeing other people's ideas is always inspiring.

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

I am in too, hopefully I will be able to get in my sewing room more than just January and February this year.

Kevin the Quilter said...

I'm gonna take the plunge and join in! I have enjoyed seeing so many others having fun with this challenge!

Alice Leishman said...

I'm in, too :)

Alice Leishman said...

I'm in, too :)

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