Saturday, May 7, 2016

Green

This month's Rainbow Scrap Challenge color is Loden Green (think Evergreen forest). Accent color is dusty brown. 

From 2.5 inch scraps....12 inch Interlocking Chains


From 1.5 inch scraps I made some Vintage Rails (inspired by antique quilt called Roman Stripes).  From 2.5 inch scraps I made one 8 inch Depression block and some 4 inch miscellaneous blocks for the Kitchen Sink pile. 


And, speaking of 4 inch blocks...I made some little 4 inch I Spy Happy Blocks from some fussy cut green 2.5 inch scraps surrounded by 1.5 inch scraps. I cut too many 1.5 inch pieces for the greens I needed to surround so a fat cat on blue background also snuck in the mix. 


And then there's the Sprouts that nearly depleted my 2.5 inch scraps. 
First I made my normal monthly sprouts. 




And then I made four of the seven sets of Green Leaf pairs I need for the Old MacDonald Sampler QAL also going on at Block Lotto.    We are supposed to use whatever we chose for our ground cover for the background of these four. I chose green.  So for these blocks I made my background a dark green and the leaf a lime green.   It was really difficult for me to remember to use dark green instead of the neutral background (like pairs above) and lime green for the leaf when sewing them together! I hope there's enough contrast in these in the finished quilt

Go green...use those green scraps this month!
Link up on Saturdays in May and show us how you've used them.

16 comments:

Kate said...

You definitely greened up your design wall with all those blocks! I love those eye spy blocks, very cute.

Sally T said...

I will never get tired of your magical touch with prints...and your sprouts are truly delightful.

Kathy's A Quilter said...

Thank you for the inspiration to get back to my Sprouts quilt!!

Angie said...

What Sally said...I always love seeing your blocks full of prints every week!

Cathy said...

I think I saw your picture in the dictionary under the word "PROLIFIC". And then again under "TERRIFIC". Are you sure you don't take your sewing machine to work?? Xoxo

PaulaB quilts said...

What are you going to do for the rest of the month? Your project output always amazes me, and so clever.

The Joyful Quilter said...

What a nice variety of prints in your GREEN blocks!!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I really like those vintage rails, and always enjoy seeing the sprouts blocks in each new month's color. When you make a quilt of the sprouts, do they get flowers? 😊

LA Paylor said...

Sprouts so cute and easy to make and use all those squares I have. Hmmmm

Lisa said...

Wow you really got into the greens didn't you. The sprouts are really cute.

Kaja said...

I love the fabric in your very first block - browny-green with rosebuds. The blocks in the second photo look like they all belong together in one quilt!

Ivani said...

Lovely blocks Cathy. The sprouts are now in my "Wish to do" list.

Nanette said...

Lots of lovely green, I really like the sprouts!

gayle said...

I always love seeing you turn pretty scraps into even prettier blocks!
I'm really looking forward to seeing all those sprouts get together - what a fun quilt that will be!

Quiltdivajulie said...

I have started on my OMMS blocks - the squares are cut and sorted, two sets are pieced, but other things pulled me away. Yours look great!

Valerie Reynolds said...

Love your leaves and I-Spy's! Hope you'll think of joining our I-Spy swap in June. :)V