Monday, December 12, 2016

800 Quilt Blocks!!

What does 800 quilt blocks look like?

Full disclosure -  these blocks are very small; it's not like piecing a 12" block. Right now they're unfinished 2-1/2" squares.

These are the blocks for my first ever Rainbow Scrap Challenge. Each month for 10 months we make one or more blocks of our own choosing from scraps of a designated color. I'm really excited to finish this one, so hopefully I can have a completed quilt to show soon.

I'm working on a tutorial for making a ton of these little blocks very quickly. Sadly, it was sometime during month 8 that I figured out how to cut out 80 of these in about a half hour. That's compared to the first color I worked on, which took me 3 or 4 evenings - working a few hours each night! So if you have a lot of smaller scraps you'd like to use up, this might be a scrappy quilt to consider making.

I should have the tutorial with my super speedy method for cutting the pieces for a bow tie block posted sometime this week.

Linking up with the RSC16 ScrapHappy Saturday.


  1. It looks awesome all neatly placed in a box. Can't wait to see the layout. ;^)

  2. Oh!! Looking forward to reading about your speed cutting (AND seeing the quilt top when it's been put together!!)

  3. Oh my, I am impressed. I don't like to do small. I would be interested in your tutorial. Sounds interesting.