This month the new Rainbow Scrap Challenge (RSC) color is blue...just the lights and brights though.
I made a few Double X blocks and the alternate Snowball blocks. Since these blocks consist of both 1.5 and 2.5 inch pieces I cut a 1.5 inch strip and a 2.5 inch strip from a chunk scrap to make the blocks. Leftovers go into blocks I made from those sizes of scraps later on in the month. This quilt was inspired by a vintage quilt. Blocks finish at 4 inches. This project started last year and will continue until I run out of that minty green background fabric.
Giant Churn Dash blocks that finish at 13.5 inches. Pretty wild, huh? But that's where the scraps took me. I'm sure they will look fine when combined with other blocks in a quilt. All the parts for this block can be cut from five inch scraps but I don't have a bin of scraps in that size so I cut these from scrap chunks too. Sometimes I cut that middle accent pieces from a 2 inch scrap.
Weather permitting I've been taking a garden walk every day. This time of year new things seem to sprout up every day in the flower gardens. Scilla is a little blue flower about five inches tall. Bees love it.
I started with a few little bulbs several years ago and now it has naturalized in patches here and there throughout the flower gardens. As soon as the Scilla finishes blooming Bluebells will bloom here.
Mr. and Mrs. Frog enjoy the Crocus in the Fairy Garden.
More Crocus in front of a miniature gazing globe that marks a rose bush. A lot of times I do not get to enjoy the Crocus because rabbits and deer eat the leaves and buds.
Species tulips in bloom.
Yesterday I planted lettuce, spinach, mustard, radishes, snow peas and sets for green onions and sweet onions. The asparagus bed is cleaned up but no shoots yet. And I do see lots of rhubarb leaves unfurling in the rhubarb patch.