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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.  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.  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.
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 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.

January - Blue
February - Pink
March - Teal
April - Purple
May - Green
June - Yellow
July - Red
August
September
October
November
December




29 comments:

Elly D said...

Happy New Year Angela!! Thank you for running this challenge again. I got a bit lost off at the end of last year but hope to get back in and join in the fun again this year. Now to decide what to do ;)
Ellyx

Cyn said...

I'm so glad we are doing this again. I have high hopes of getting a better handle on it this year! Thanks for the button... just got it successfully added to my blog.
Thank you for managing the RSC again... it's a lot of fun.

rutigt said...

This really looks like fun :) I´ll try to follow. On my designwall right now I have a big rainbowquilt made of postage stamps squares. Working with one colour a month, sounds much easier!
Gun, Sweden
gun@lap.se
http://rutigt.wordpress.com

Linda said...

Hello and Happy New Year! Thanks for challenging us again this year! I love the rainbow scrap challenge. It makes me work a little harder and work with colors I don't normally choose. I started a few things last year with it and plan on finishing these this year as well as working on other new things. Woo hoo, I'm ready for the new year and some new Rainbow Scrap Saturdays!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Hot pink crumbs and scraps it shall be . . . my goal this year is to USE my scraps instead of storing them!

Cathy Tomm said...

Oh look your page background is Purple. Could that mean something? Purple! Purple!

sew.darn.quilt said...

Would purple be the colour for February? I anxious to get started!

Deb A said...

I am guessing we might be having a month of soft pastel baby colors? Hmmmmm maybe I can find something to go with leftover pastel pinwheels!

Julierose said...

Hi there--Can I join in a little late? I have sorted my fabric scraps just over the Holidays and today I found your blog. Is it okay to pick up in March...Julierose

Glynis said...

Found your RSC13 Challenge on another asimplelifequilts blog. Gonna have to check into how to start a blog so I can join the fun! Thanks for putting this together and inspiring color-full creative action!

Carol E. said...

Latecomer here. I love using scraps; this challenge is perfect. I'll join in if I can! LMK what I need to know. Thanks. (my blog is Giraffe Dreams)

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AnitA said...

Last year I made the mistake of designating a 20" scrap block for the challenge so this year changing to smaller squares. Thinking of combining Judy over at Patchwork Times BOM scrap challenge with the rainbow color you pick - two for one!!

Mystic Quilter said...

Don't know how I did it but seems like I have deleted my comment! So here goes again - I have a heap of scraps so count me in.

Val's Quilting Studio said...

Looking forward to a "colorful" year...thanks for organizing this. Happy New Year! I'll stop by Sat. to share my "blue" selection!

Gene Black said...

Thanks to Vicki Welsh, I found you and I plan to play along. I now have a "new" goal for the year.

Beth said...

This year, I'm in! I have been happily stash diving for Bonnie Hunters Celtic Solstice and have a BLAST making a huge mess in my sewing room. What is a few more scrap blocks? Love the Pinterest page...Found a new blog to follow!

rutigt said...

I´ve got an idea for the Rainbow scrap this year........!!!! I´m gonna sew scrapbags in the colour you decide every month! I´m also gonna finnish the quilt with triangles I sew last year :)
Gun, Sweden

Dar said...

I watched all the beautiful projects last year from the participants of the RSC, so this year I am IN! Thanks for hosting this. I love scrap quilts and have plenty to play for a very long time before they are depleted.

Terri in BC said...

Hi, I recently found you through Kathy's Slow Stitching Sunday and will join in. I've been making crummy blocks in monochrome colours so look forward to adding more to my collection.

Jo said...

I am not really a scrappy person but I have come to realise that so much can be done with them. This year is my scrap year. I have already done my challenge block, a wonky star 17.5" block, today and I have decided to make a double ended oven mitt as well. Getting ready for Xmas. I am very happy to take part.

Bonnie said...

After what, 3 years of your rainbow scrap challenge this year I am in. I'm going to pick a block and each month make some blocks in the color you post. Hopefully I'll keep up and have that rainbow quilt you are talking about! Thanks for the inspiration.

Sandy said...

I'm game for this one too. I have been saving small scraps forever, and I can't figure out why! This will give me something to do with them. Thanks!

Sharon said...

Hi! I think I'll give this Challenge a try. I'm drowning in scraps! I hope I can make a dent in the pile. I love rainbow quilts and there's no time like the present to get started.

Lynn Czar said...

I just found out about your blog and am going to try to use up my scraps. Does anybody else feel that no matter how many times you use your scraps, that they reproduce? I never seem to make my stash smaller, but grow! LOL

Tina Jennings said...

HI thanks to Kevin the quilter I've just come up on this and this sounds fun. I'd like to join in!!!

HUMmmmm my blues!!!

Sara said...

Count me in! I've made 2 blue blocks to start a rainbow quilt and also made a blue mini for my fireplace hearth. Now I can't wait to see what color we are using in February.

Mrs. Doug said...

Oh I have so many fabric choices, but I tend to purchase colors that appeal, so having a "color of the month" might be a little extra challenge for me to think outside the color ditch I find myself in. Here goes!!!

Debra said...

Angela, I know I am a tad late with this :-)... but I think I would like to give it a try! I have started following and hope to get caught up and stay with the project!