Rainbow Scrap Quilt: Blocks Pieced

Rainbow Scrap Quilt: Blocks Pieced

Yesterday I blazed through the rest of my color order scraps and I now have all the blocks pieced for my Rainbow Scrap quilt. I barely had enough of the darker green scraps and eeked out a final row that is only 6.5-inches tall. It turns out I didn’t have many purple scraps, either, so it worked out well.

Rainbow Scrap Quilt: Blocks Pieced

Rainbow Scrap Quilt: Blocks Pieced

I am really excited by how all the improv blocks look together. When I sew the blocks together, it should measure 44.5-inches wide by 46-inches tall. I am still toying around with a few ideas on how to expand that size a bit, but I think I will see how it looks all sewn together first and then audition some ideas on my design wall to see if anything sticks.

I spent most of my sewing time over the last week making a large batch of 32 bandannas.

32 Bandannas

32 Bandannas

The bandannas were a commission for some local friends who are part of the Experimental Soaring Association (sail planes). They will be hosting a workshop over labor day weekend just a few miles from my house, so they wanted to have some appropriately themed (cloud) bandannas to sell.

32 Cloud Bandannas

32 Cloud Bandannas

Sewing something 32 times can get a bit monotonous, so I am glad I had the improve rainbow scrap blocks to indulge in occasionally to break up the repetitive sewing task.

Linking up to Let’s Bee Social and Scraptastic Tuesday.

35 thoughts on “Rainbow Scrap Quilt: Blocks Pieced

  1. I always look in awe of these scrap improv blocks, wish it was something I could learn as I just adore them, yours are stunning. :)

  2. Stephanie says:

    The rainbow scrap quit looks awesome!! I would love to try that. My scrap drawers have gotten so messy, you’ve inspired me to sort them in color order. Then maybe I’ll be able to make a rainbow scrap quilt someday too. Baby steps….

  3. Judy says:

    Yvonne, it looks fantastic! Can’t wait to see if/how you make it bigger. It is good to have something to break up some projects. I’ve been ripping out stitches for the past couple of days. Getting sidetracked with a little quilting has helped immensely :)

  4. Cindy says:

    Your rainbow scrap quilt looks fabulous! I wonder what ideas you have in mind to make it larger.

  5. The blocks are great, and the colours are wonderful. Good luck with making it larger.

  6. Jayne Willis says:

    It looks beautiful Yvonne! It’s a good feeling using up scraps, especially when it comes together to make a beautiful quilt!

  7. Jan O says:

    I like how you’ve balanced your light and dark rainbow scrap blocks on the diagonal. They give nice balance and movement to your layout.

  8. Terri Ann says:

    I really like how your improv blocks came together Yvonne. I’m terrible at using scraps but one of my favorite thing about using them is when I find a piece of fabric from a quilt I’d forgotten about, it makes me smile and relive those memories.

  9. Anita L says:

    I love all the colors! Beautiful! Visiting from “Let’s Bee Social”. :)

  10. Renee says:

    Ooooh those scrappy blocks look great! Yay for being done with the bandanas!

  11. Rochelle says:

    Your rainbow scrap quilt is wonderful. I like that the rows are not all the same height and the blocks the same width. I look forward to seeing what you do with it next. Great job.

  12. Karen says:

    Yvonne, I’ve never seen an improv rainbow quilt–Yummy! And did each bandanna get hemmed on all 4 sides? YIKES!!

  13. Lisa says:

    Oh Yvonne: I love the bright fabrics in your improv blocks. They look so wonderful together up there on your design wall. They will make a beautiful quilt.

  14. quiltyhabit says:

    A-maz-ing! Scrap projects are so perfect, aren’t they? I always split up commissions with fun projects. It helps. :)

  15. I think this would look great with a super wide border on each side. Maybe 15 inches or more. I think it would increase your size as well as really set the improv apart as a piece of art. Looks wonderful, keep up the fun!

  16. You certainly have made quick work of those blocks, Yvonne. They look fabulous all trimmed up and on the design wall. And the bandannas are sure to be a big hit!

  17. Love the scrap quilt!

  18. Vera says:

    Looking good! You know I’m succer for anything rainbow :)

  19. JanineMarie says:

    Oh, this is looking really fine! My favorite part is how you varied the sizes of the blocks.

  20. Lovely scrappy rainbowy improviness (there’s at least two real words in that statement). Improv’s the perfect counterpoint to repetitive sewing.

  21. thebiasedge says:

    It is improv, it is scrappy and yet coordinated. Love this quilt :)

  22. Do you have a quilting idea for this one already? It will be a fun one!

  23. Jasmine says:

    I love the way your columns and rows are different sizes. Such a neat improv quilt.

  24. I struggle so much with improv, but they way these are laid out in a color order, it seems so planned. I really love this and can’t wait to see what you decide to add to it (if anything).

  25. Paige says:

    Love the scrappiness and how the size of the blocks vary.

  26. Kathy says:

    The rainbow blocks are great!

  27. RuthB says:

    Love how it turned out – i like it like this but I can see why you’d want a bigger quilt!

  28. They turned out so pretty, Yvonne! Looking forward to seeing what you do with them next.

  29. Christine Sherman says:

    I really love how your blocks came together! I must try improv soon because I really love the look :)

  30. sally says:

    Your rainbow blocks look the perfect antidote to bandana sewing! But I do like the cloud fabric – and that kind of works to me with the rainbow! Is this quilt one you’re planning to keep yourself or to sell?

  31. Karen Thurn says:

    These improve blocks look great. Have you thought of sashing and bordering with white?

  32. Nicky says:

    Your scrappy improv blocks are just the right antidote for all those bandanas. Thanks for linking up to #scraptastictuesday

  33. Stacey says:

    Beautiful – I love these blocks!!

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