Rainbow Quilt-As-You-Go Blocks!


I started looking around my tiny quilting space, and realized I was about to be eaten by all the scraps of batting.  I don't know why I can't throw them out, but I can't.

So I decided to start a Quilt-As-You-Go quilt because you don't need to have a piece of batting big enough to cover the entire quilt, just the individual blocks.  Perfect!


Currently my favorite.  Mostly because of that little race car in the middle.

And since I have an overwhelming pile of fabric scraps too, I challenged myself to only use scraps.  Absolutely no cutting into my fabric stash allowed.


My view from the machine.  I just love staring at these blocks!  They make me happy.

In one night, I managed to pull all my blue, green, and teal scraps.  (Well, almost all, there seems to be a massive clump in the middle of my bin that has been packed so tight that the fabric has fused itself together.  I could probably make this quilt a king size if I can iron those scraps flat enough.)  I had so many in the teal and green piles that I then separated them out to teal and aqua, and green and olive.  I probably could have don the same with the blue pile and had a dark blue and a light blue square, but oh well.


Progress shot of the purple block.  They go so fast!

I now have the piles made for the red, orange, yellow, pink, and purple squares.  The purple pile is pretty small, so just one square there, but I can probably get at least two squares from the other piles.  That would give me 14 squares, so I might do another blue, or grays and neutrals.

I love the dense straight lines you get to do with these blocks.

BTW, there's a really good tutorial for this from Rachel at Stitched in Color.  She's way more precise than I am, I kind of like the crazy wonky thing that these blocks have going on, but it explains the basics really well.

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