If you have a problem with rainbows, you should look away now.
Recently, my bin of scrap strips began to overflow, but really, let's not pretend this long term project is simply a way to remedy a surplus of scrap strips. No, I'll own up to it. I enjoy sewing monochromatic strips sets so much, I have gone so far as to accept additional scrap strips from friends, even buying them at times! In the grand scheme of things, it is an inexpensive form of therapy though, and it's productive too. Right?
When I need a break from the sewing I should
be doing, I grab a handful of strips, snip them a bit longer than required, piece, and trim each block into a 5.5 x 10.5 rectangle. What's not to love? I get to pair lovely fabrics, do some mindless chain piecing, and rainbows appear.
I don't have a plan for these blocks just yet, although I have in mind two quilts from Scrap Republic
that could be adapted to work. Lots of possibilities...
For now, I'll keep sewing strip sets.
they look fantastic, can't wait to see what you come up with. You're so amazing with rainbows :)
Gorgeous and inspiring!!!
I HAVE A PROBLEM WITH RAINBOWS. just kidding, they're great!
Love your rainbows!!! I've been on a scrap kick this month, maybe rainbows will be next. Inspiring!!!
Who could have a problem with rainbows, especially ones as fabulous as these!!! What a great use for all those scraps that seem to multiply in my bin;-)
Mmm.mmm... yes, definitely therapeutic!
Awesome! I've been meaning to make something from that book.
What size pieces do you start with? I like it!
Candace, I can't reply to you via email, so I thought I'd answer your question here. Hope you find it! I start with various width scraps about 6 1/2 inches long or so. Then I sew them together and trim to 5 1/2 x 10 1/2 rectangles.
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