I cut out a gob (technical term) of light blue 2 inch squares and white 2 inch squares to begin my Rainbow scrap challenge of tokoyo subway by Elizabeth Hartman. I have bought 2 inch grid interfacing with a fusible side to sew these blocks together. I cut them 8x8 on a grid. Since all the blocks contain more than one color, I won't sew them together until I have used all the colors in a block. There were 7 blocks that needed light blue which is January's color.
I used 2 1/2 inch strips from my overflowing drawer.
It was much easier to iron it down with white around as much as I could. The empty spots are for other colors. The pattern comes with a chart/grid to follow which makes it easy to do, a bit like a puzzle only a quilt when I am done.
I have had this quilt on my list for a very long time. I am so glad I found a motivation to make it. The rainbow scrap challenge has really helped me work on projects that are just fun. Otherwise, I just do what I need to do or makes sense. I have the added bonus of using up large piles of scraps that are worthy of a place in a quilt, but not easy to pick up and use.
The rainbow scrap challenge link up is a wonderful inspiration so be sure and check the other quilters' ideas. Next week, I will start the rainbow scrap challenge sampler quilt called squared away. And I have one more Rainbow scrap quilt I hope to do this year called birch trees.
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