rainbow scrap challenge has begun for 2016 and the color of the month is blues. I could not settle on a block... still considering several... but since my motto this year is "use it!" I looked through my scrap bin of blue strips...
Now there is this book...
The pattern "energized" seemed to be a good one for the rainbow scraps
I had some work to do to make it work.
I started by reorganizing the strips from width to length as you need the crosscut 42".
Then I sorted the long cuts into light/medium/darkest strips of any width
If you're new to quilting, there are angles marked on your rulers. I placed the 45* angle along the bottom and cut corner to corner. The pattern tells you which segments to sew together to make this
Take care when sewing these delicate bias edges.
There is likely an easier way and I'll find it. I know I've done it differently in the past... (where's that tiny secretary in my brain? On break again? She needs to look thru the memory filing cabinet!)
The pattern calls for much smaller squares, which means you can cut lots more squares from each strata, and have more to work from. I didn't think about that when I chose to work larger.
It will be very scrappy, but might look okay when I have more colors in play as the months progress.
Here's one layout...