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. 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. There is a board on Pinterest to help get you started.
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 and offer some encouragement.
This year , we are pleased to welcome back our sponsor! Vicki Welsh blogs over at Field Trips in Fiber and she makes absoutely delicious hand dyed fabrics. We have worked together to plan the colors for each month this year, and she has dyed a special collection for each of our chosen colors. She has sent some to me, and I will offer package of the color of the month as a special giveaway to a randomly chosen reader.
The new color and giveaway will be announced just before the end of each month. Just leave a comment to be entered to win. 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.
I have also designed a new sampler quilt for this year based on the colors of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge Snack pack. You don't have to use the snack pack to play along, feel free to use your own scraps to make 2-3 sampler star blocks each month. By the end of the year we will have enough blocks for a beautiful sawtooth star sampler quilt. The quilt has its own tab here, and as new patterns are posted, I will make a list of links to each tutorial.
I've got a new button posted in the sidebar, if you copy the html code below the photo and paste it into a gadget on your blog, the button should appear on your blog and will take you back to this post at my blog. That's how it is supposed to work anyway, I make exactly one button each year and always have to remember how it works each time. Please let me know if you have any questions at all, and welcome to a brand new year of the rainbow scrap challenge!