It's the rainbow scrap challenge again this year, and this month's color is RED. Even though I used a lot of red scraps last year, the bin has filled up again so I'm going to do my best...
I started out with little scraps, copying an idea from Kathy -- but my block is 18" to her 12" one, so that I could use a bunch of 2" squares. This is Knot My Block by Tina Curran from the 3rd Quiltmaker block collection, and I'm thinking I can do them in different colors and end up with a rainbow quilt at the end of the year.
Then I thought back to this quilt I made for my nephew last spring, and remembered that I had planned to make a single large block using 6" squares instead of 2" squares. This finishes at 36" square, which is a nice size for a newborn. It could have an extra row of blocks at top and bottom, too.
I decided to go for the red and aqua combination that's so popular right now. Once you get the fabric cut, it only takes about an hour to put the whole top together. I may try to make a bunch of these in different colors, too, since it's a way to use some bigger scraps.
Coming soon: book review and give-away!