I joined a mini group that's a subset of the larger quilt guild here in Santa Clara county. The mini group has a modern quilting focus and meets in Sunnyvale a few days after the main guild meeting. Last week I attended the first one. They're working on a charity quilt. The pattern selected is the Missing U quilt from the book, Sunday Morning Quilts by Amanda Jean Nyberg and Cheryl Arkinson. Three of us made red blocks and there are already two orange blocks so we went back with assigned colors for the remaining two blocks. I've made orange, red, medium blue and purple. Most of the fabrics were from my scraps stash that's stored in a shoe organizer over the studio door. Sadly the purples had to come from the stash. Even though I like it, apparently I don't use purple enough to have generated a lot of scraps. And oddly enough, orange is an okay color but I must use it quite a bit. The guild has a requirement of a certain size for their charity quilts .. they must be about twin size so we'll be adding a white sashing to the blocks on one side to make it a narrow quilt. I think the white sashing will make the white bits in the center of our blocks pop.
It's such a fun block to make. No hard and set rules. Just sew bits of colored scraps around a white scrap. Of course after the fact I wish that I had cut down the white triangle in the red block into a rectangle or square. I'm thinking that this is such a great way to use up scraps that I should make some of my own. It's now added to the ever growing UFO quilt list.