Green is the color of the month for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.
I started digging through my scrap chunks - big pieces less than a fat quarter.
I do that because when I cut into the chunk it leaves me with other smaller scraps that I use in blocks later in the month. So, with chunks I made five 15 inch Burgoyne Surrounded blocks.
My photo wall is just an old cutting mat covered with a piece of batting so not many blocks fit on there to take a pic. Here's the fifth one fresh from ironing - looks like it's still a little wet from Mary Ellen's Best Press. I think I missed ironing in those areas. My iron shuts off automatically right in the middle of ironing after I've been using it for a short while, darn it.
I use Best Press on my blocks when they are finished because I toss them around, throw them in boxes, lay other things on them until I have enough for a quilt. This keeps them from getting too wrinkly after all the abuse I inflict on them.
I made these 3.5 inch units from my 1.5 inch scraps - some of them leftover from those chunks I used in the Burgoyne Surrounded blocks. There's more green units than this - that's all I felt like putting up on the board.
If there was a piece left over for a 2.5 inch unit I cut scraps for these little units too. Any green 1.5 inch scraps get cut into 1.5 inch squares and I put them in a pencil box for postage stamp quilts.
These units are pretty versatile. I'm not yet sure how I will use them - Chinese Coins?, little four inch windmill type blocks?, rail fence?, or on point they look like rick rack.
Got green scraps?
Join us this month for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.
Speaking of green....looks like I will be working outside today. It has been cold and rainy for weeks which is good for quilting but not good for gardening. So far I'm harvesting asparagus and a few green onions. I'm thinking those ingredients would make a good frittata for dinner tonight.