RSC15 Sampler

The Rainbow Scrap Challenge Sampler quilt for 2015 is going to be a Sawtooth Star sampler.  I've colored an outline to give you an idea of the block layout, but the center of each square will have a different 6 inch sampler block.  There are 25 star blocks and 24 alternate chain blocks to space things out.  Since each block is 12 inches, that should make a queen sized quilt. 
There will an initial tutorial for the sawtooth star block and then 2-3 sampler block tutorials each month.  We'l work in the chain blocks as we get to the right colors.  I'll post links from this page as well as put pictures up on Pinterest again.
Feel free (of course) to customize this challenge to your heart's content.  You can substitute any sampler block into the center, or even come up with a block of your own.  The sawtooth frame works around any 6 inch block.  It would look fabulous with string blocks, crumb blocks, or your own sample block choices.

I'll be making mine with a Snack Pack of hand dyed fabrics from Vicki Welsh.  You can use hand dyes for yours as well or pull from your own scrap stash. I'm feeling pretty virtuous about all the scraps I've been using up and looking forward to making more with the extras from these blocks.  Its all part of the scrap cycle.  So check back for more updates in 2015 when the fun will begin.
Pinterest page.

Tutorial for Sawtooth Star block                                        printable PDF
Tutorial for Alternate Chain block                                     printable PDF
Fabric Requirements
January Block 1 - Whirling Geese
January Block 2 - Card Trick                                             printable PDF
January extras - cleaning up blue
February Block 1 - Marley                                                 printable PDF
February Block 2 -  Bear's Pawish                                     printable PDF
February extras - cleaning up pink
Pink Alternate blocks
March Block 1- Air Castle                                                 printable PDF
March Block 2 - Monkey Wrench                                      printable PDF
Yellow Alternate Blocks                   
April Block 1 - Carrie Nation                                             printable PDF
April Block 2 - Broken Sugar Bowl                                   printable PDF
Purple Alternate Blocks
May Block 1 - Sawtooth Star                                              printable PDF
May Block 2 - Split Pinwheel                                             printable PDF
May Block 3 - Churn Dash                                                 printable PDF
June Block 1 - Woven Four Patches
June Block 2 - Ohio Crossroads                                          printable PDF
July Block 1 - Lantern                                                         printable PDF
July Block 2 - Lantern Light                                               printable PDF
Red Alternate Blocks
Alternate Square count
Row 3 Assembly
August Block 1 - Bullseye                                                   printable PDF
August Block 2 - Mr. Roosevelt's Bowtie                            printable PDF
August Block 3 - Road to California                                    printable PDF
August Alternate Blocks
September Block 1 - Whirler                                                printable PDF
September Block 2 - Twirling Four Patch
September Block 3 - Whirling Blades
September Alternate Blocks
October Block 1 - Shadow Star                                           printable PDF
October Block 2 - Kick                                                       printable PDF
October Alternate Blocks
November Block 1 - Ohio Star                                            printable PDF
November Block 2 - Swamp Angel Star                             printable pdf              EQ cutting directions
November Alternate Blocks
Sewing the top together
Borders and Backing
Finished Quilt!


Ellen said...

This looks great...we are going to have a gorgeous quilt by the end of the year!

Kat Scribner said...

What a great project this will be!!

Unknown said...

Can't wait. I missed the RSC14. So I'm really looking forward to this one. And I love all kinds of Stars. Let the fun begin

Julierose said...

Oh I missed 2014 so this year I think I will join in. I have never made any stars--so this will be a new experience for me--hopefully my dang 1/4" foot will come in time.
Hugs, Julierose

Deb A said...

Oh so pretty. Must send Greg the link to the fabrics for my Christmas present this year =).
I pointed a link to the RSC2014 Sampler on a FB board I am on of Vermont quilters. They loved the Sampler this year... maybe some will join in for 2105! Thanks so much for hosting this again for another year.

Cathy Tomm said...

I am in. I need to get back to rainbow scraps again. So busy this fall and early winter.

Kathy's A Quilter said...

I'm in. I missed 2014, not that I didn't do other things, but am really looking forward to the making the quilt you have thoughtfully designed. Merry Christmas from my heart and home to yours.

gillybean said...

I am so looking forward to this scrap sampler next year but I know it will not make much of a dent in my scrap pile lol. I guess any little bit helps

tealeafquilts said...

Looking forward to this!

Cynthia's Creating Ark said...

Looking forward to this challenge. I am going to dive into my batik stash for this one.

Candace said...

You sure are tempting me.

Pamela Arbour said...

I belong to a free webs group called "Stroll the Block" and every year we have a new block of the month or some activity that we do together. I hope you don't mind, but I suggested that we join you with your RSC15. Several of us are really looking forward to it. I have been asked how much background fabric that you think it would take. Do you have that figured up yet? I estimated about 5 yards, but I thought I should ask since someone has asked me.

Thank you for continuing to do these yearly scrap challenges.

Kat Scribner said...

Is it just me loosing the points of the geese - even before trimming? am i placing the sky wrong? it fits so nicely before i sew, the even edges matching at the top, the points lining up at the bottom, sewing with a scant 1/4 ". My pieces are coming out the right size, i just don't have any SA beyond the points.

Stacey said...

I missed 2015, so I'm all in this year.

Looking forward to my scrappy happy blocks.

stichnRN said...

how do we get to the fabric requirements?? it is not an active link right now.

Angela said...

Is it possible for you to do a PDF or Printable form for the challenge steps? I don't want to forget to come back to your page next month? I can even go for a drawing of the star block with the sizes because I use your Easy Angle method. EQ7 drawing maybe. Thanks. Appreciate your work and the challenge.

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topsy said...

This is such a fun quilt. Is there any way you could do each month's instructions in pdf format please? Awfully hard to save as they are.


Donna said...

Is August posted somewhere else ? I can't seem to find it. Loving this scrapbuster!!

happyjax said...

I did your quilt last year but somehow forgot to start it this year. I WILL catch UP!! thank you thank you for doing this... its fun and I looked forward to it every month!

Donna said...

Just wondering if the finishing instructions will be given before the 2016 one starts. This has been so much fun!

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