Scroll down one more post for ScrapHappy Saturday. I usually try not to post anything right after so that it stays at the top of the blog feed, but I've had a brainstorm! I've been pondering plans for next years Rainbow Scrap Challenge, wondering whether or not there would be a quilt this year. I've so much enjoyed designing rainbow quilts through the years but didn't have a firm plan for next year yet. So yesterday I was surfing google images for scrap quilts. I almost settled on a sampler idea with multiple block sizes based on a gorgeous quilt from a Craftsy class. That started to seem too complicated though and I moved on. Too complicated can be a problem with a quilt-along. I saw a couple of quilts with alternating straight set and diagonal set blocks. I've always wanted to do one like that, and so it simmered overnight. Then as I was standing at the quilting frame this morning, it all started to coalesce. I tried a couple of different block sizes and started to remember how much fun I had during the old Tiny Tuesdays when I was making sampler blocks from Sentimental Stitches. Then there were the Dear Jane blocks. Those were a blast. And so the two ideas came together into a Tiny Tuesday sampler quilt for the new year. Now for the fun part. I've enjoyed the collaboration part of quilt design through the years and wanted to incorporate that part into my new quilt. I am, therefore, happy to invite those Rainbow Scrap quilters who might be interested to design one of the blocks for the Tiny Tuesday Sampler quilt.
The blocks can be traditional or modern in design. They may include piecing or applique. As long as they are not published patterns from another designer, anything will work. Variety is the fun part after all. The finished size is 4.5 inches. I know -- tiny! The setting is forgiving of minor block size variations and each block will be squared up to a final finished size of 7 inches in the sampler quilt.
So, if you are interested in designing a block, please leave a comment and think about which Tuesday might work for you. I'll let you know the color ahead of time in case that makes a difference. There will be a new block each Tuesday until October which will result in 48 quilt blocks. That is enough for a large lap sized quilt which will finish at about 58 by 72 inches. You may do fewer blocks for a smaller quilt and I will also publish plans for larger quilts in case you want to add more blocks to your collection. A king would take 196 blocks and finish at 113 inches square. I will start a new page and make PDF files for each block so that the patterns are all together in on place.
Sounds like loads of fun -- watching to see how this evolves!
Will you accept blocks based on traditional designs, that aren't copyrighted? There are so many fun ones out there.
You have my attention, though I am not totally clear as to your plans.
I'd love to design a block, though no blog ... and would be uncertain whether it may be an already available design that stuck in my brain!
That sounds so exciting! I’d love to add a block to the collection, although I have no experience writing up an instructional post!
Count me in!
Sounds like a great idea! Put me on a Tuesday in the summer when I have less going on. But I'll start thinking about it now.
Sounds fun! I'm not sure I would be able to draw and write a block, but I would love to be part of this new challenge!
Well, I can try..... But give me a Spring time Tuesday - probably be an applique block.
When I sewed up my splendid sampler quilt I almost did a layout where some blocks were set on point. This sounds like fun!!
I was hoping that you would be doing the RSC again in 2019. :) I'd love to participate and design a block. I'm also blogging for the 2019 Monthly Color Challenge and am hoping to be able to join these blocks and those together to make one giant, rainbow, scrappy quilt.
Melody from twomakerchicks.com
Can’t wait to see what you come up with for 2019. Looking forward to it.
I'd love to take part. So let me understand a bit more. We design a finished block of 4.5" in a colourway. I'm sure you will let us know if the block we choose is not suitable.
Count me in whenever you need! This sounds awesome!
This sounds too fun to miss! Count me in. I can be flexible about the date.
I'd love to design! 4.5 is an odd size though but half of 9"!! I can do more than 1 block if needed.
I'd love to design a block for you. What fun! Andrea x
(raises hand) ... Count me in, too. Just after mid-February. Not sure I understand fully what’s required, but I’m game...
I had to design blocks for my City and Guilds in patchwork and quilting so would love to have a go!
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