Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Quilters Meet and Greet

Welcome to the quilters meet and greet.

Hi, I'm Angela and I am a scrap quilter.  I've been a scrap quilter for as long as I can remember.  Almost every quilt that I make is scrappy.  I'm not sure where all the scraps come from as I never seem to make non scrappy quilts. I keep working to use up all my scraps, and while I use them all up, I just seem to keep making more.  
Trying to be more systematic about using up scraps, I decided to start the Rainbow Scrap Challenge several years ago.  By choosing one color each month on which to focus, the goal was to encourage more people to use more scraps.  
 I usually have several quilts going at any one time.  I love to work with simple units which can be reused in different ways.  These 9 patches were made each month for several years of the RSC.  One year I set them on point with framed black and white corners.
 On another year I framed the same blocks and alternated them with stars.  Mai Tai Sunrise was the result.
For the past several years, I have also designed blocks for a monthly quilt along.  This one is my favorite so far.  Different 6 inch blocks serve as the center for Sawtooth stars with alternating chain blocks.  
 I really enjoy this one too.  It is just random 6 inch blocks, but it was lots of fun working to come up with new blocks and tutorials each month.
A special thanks to Benita for hosting this quilter's meet and greet.  Be sure to visit her blog for more details.

45 comments:

SandraC said...

So nice to see many of your RSC quilts in one post!

Quiltdivajulie said...

So grateful to you for hosting the RSC -- it is so much fun to participate!

julieQ said...

You are so cool...and you make amazing quilts! I really appreciate the time and effort you put into making your patterns and ideas available to everyone!

Barbara said...

Those rainbow quilts are gorgeous. Happy to be among good company for this meet and greet.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Thanks for being a part of the hop.
xx, Carol

Mari said...

Your quilts are all so cheerful and sunny! So many great ways to use those scraps, which do multiply independently, don't they?

Crystal_235 said...

I'm working on finishing up a star and chain quilt in between other projects. Thanks for the pattern.

Nann said...

Glad to see you among the M&G group! Thanks for all of the rainbow inspiration you provide. (I am determined to catch up on my RSC blocks this month!)

Vroomans' Quilts said...

The RSC has surely helped so many dig thru and use those wonderful color scraps.

Jennifer said...

Very pretty quilts! nice to meet you in the meet and greet!

Denise :) said...

I love all the color splashed across your quilty pieces!! Very lovely! :)

Sara said...

I really loved making the sawtooth star/chain block quilt. It's one of my favorites. Thanks for sharing these patterns with us every year.

Quilting Tangent said...

Pretty rainbow quilts.

karenbbsnow said...

I love scrappy and yours are gorgeous. Lots of great ideas for using scraps.

Louise said...

It's nice to see some of your RSC quilts all together in a single post. Thank you for all you do keeping us scrappin' along :)

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

A lovely selection of RSC quilts! I too love sewing scrappy, I must join in next year with the monthly colour fun!

Kathi Riemer said...

You are amazingly creative with your scraps.

Danice G said...

Your blog is always so refreshing. The RSC is a yearly favorite. I hope to participate again in 2019.

Lynn said...

Beautiful quilts. It could be great to see them all in a book with instructions! (Just saying)

beaquilter said...

You truly are the scrap queen!( In a good way) I love your color of the month challenges, I just don't know when to stop!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Angela, I'll try again when I get home, but it seems like your prize link isn't working. See you Saturday at the RSC LINK PARTY!!

Kate said...

You've got some beautiful scrappy quilts. The Rainbow Scrap Challenge has been such fun. I've lost count of how many years I've played along. Thank you for hosting it each year.

Shasta Matova said...

You've shown so many beautiful rainbow quilts! You are living proof that it is possible if you just keep at it one color at a time, one month at a time!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Your quilts are so beautiful! Definitely inspiration for a person who loves rainbow and scrappy like me! Thanks for hosting the RSC, too. I really love participating!

Bonnie said...

Thanks for sharing some of your rainbow quilts. I like the idea of doing this but have pretty bad follow through. On the other hand, in 2017 I made it through the whole year and made two nice baby quilts from the blocks. I think I might try again next year. Seeing blocks you've chosen and how you set them inspires me.

Preeti said...

Angela, you are the queen of the rainbow quilts and the CEO of the RSC challenge. Your work is beautiful and inspiring. Where do these scraps come from anyways - a question that bewilders many quilters and keeps some of them awake at night, while colorful patterns make rainbows in their dreams.

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

I have enjoyed seeing everyone's RSC quilts over the years. Will you be doing it again in 2019? If so, I am IN!! My scraps are in control, as in organized, but they aren't being used. I need the inspiration to use them up! It was a pleasure to meet you!

Brenda said...

These are so pretty! Thanks for sharing!

Tammy said...

Lovely to meet you and your blog. Love your projects.

MissPat said...

I love RSC, but I have more in process projects than completed ones. Your link to the prze drawing doesn't go to the right page.
Pat

The Joyful Quilter said...

Pleased to see you at the Meet and Greet. See you Saturday for the ScrapHappy LINK PARTY!!

Ruth said...

Gorgeous quilts. I know what you mean about scraps. For some reason my scrap pile never changes size no matter how many quilts I make!

Frédérique said...

I love your scrappy quilts! Thanks for hosting the RSC, I'm so happy to be part of it ;)

Benita Skinner said...

Scrappy + Rainbow is one of my favourite kinds of quilts, Angela!
Thanks for being part of the Quilters Meet & Greet! <3

Patty said...

Beautiful quilts.

Carol S. said...

You make scraps look incredibly beautiful in your quilts...love it!

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

Wonderful quilts - and I agree - how do the scraps keep growing so much faster than we use them! But the quilts you have made are gorgeous !!!

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

I'm a scrappy gal too! Nice to meet you, visiting from the Meet and Greet.

Beth said...

Seems like the scraps just multiply, don't they? I open my scrap basket and I can almost swear it has grown higher than when I scrunched those scraps in there the last time. :) Always enough for another scrap quilt to get started on right away, and then some.

Suze said...

Your quilts are beautiful. I saw that you started a Dear Jane quilt and did a lot of work on it. Did you burn out, finish it, or are you going to finish it? I signed up for a BOM via mail for a blue Dear Jane. I was disgruntled with the additional hints that came with it and never started it. Thanks for participating in the hop and inspiring all of us.

wendy said...

Enjoyed seeing your colorful quilts. Thanks for sharing!

Sandi1100 said...

You do an awesome job with scraps!! Your quilts are beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I think scrappy quilts are my favourites too. They make me think of the quilts that my grandmothers made when scraps were all they had to work with. Enjoyed my visit - thank you!

LJ said...

The quilts you make with the scraps are wonderful. You do know that scraps multiply and that the more scraps you use the more you have!!! lol I love Irish Chain quilts and so Mai Tai Sunrise is a favorite.

Betty G said...

Scrappies are my favorites too. It's funny how those scraps keep multiplying. Thanks for sharing.