New Orleans House Project

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Rainbow Scrap Saturday: Green in Retreat

I had something of an unplanned quilt retreat this week.  It was not how I originally planned to spend my week, but I managed to go with the flow.

The House of Crescent Quilting was in need of a large swath of flooring replacement.  The stars aligned and everything was set for the new floor to be installed this past week.   I took the week off from work so I would be able to be home while the workmen were here.  I also figured it would be a good opportunity to work on some other DIY projects around the house.  Wrong.  The house was so torn up and disarrayed after emptying closets and rooms where the flooring was to be replaced, it was impossible to carry out any other projects.  The floor prep also created a HUGE amount of dust, so I wound up staying in the sewing studio with the door closed most of the week.  The flooring install took four full days, but finally wrapped up late Thursday afternoon.  

We replaced trashed laminate wood flooring with ceramic tile that looks like wood.  The floors look great!  Now I just need to put my closets and rooms back together and get the dust cleaned up.

During my retreat, I did lots of green stitching for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.
I worked on Rainbow Scrap Sampler blocks in bright greens.
And Rainbow Scrap Sampler blocks in dark greens.  I just noticed one of the sections of the Nelson's Victory block (lower right) is reversed.  I'll have to fix that or it will bug me forever!
Sampler blocks so far.  I have the Broken Dishes Star cut out and ready to sew.  I don't love most of my green scraps, so I may go back and make a few more purple blocks.
Green 9 patch in bright greens.
Green Maverick Stars.
I went ahead and assembled the green 16 patch blocks into stars,  as I had been planning since January.  
These blocks are great scrap-busters!
And of course, a green Carpenter's Wheel.  I also finished putting last month's purple Carpenter's Wheel together as well.  If I ever get the design wall cleared off, I'll have to put them all together for further design consideration.

I worked on some other quilting projects as well, but I'll save those for another post.  Today could be another quilting retreat day - it's been raining since around 4 AM and doesn't show signs of stopping.  Perfect weather for more stitching! 

First, another cup of coffee while I enjoy the links at Angela's Soscrappy blog.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

15 comments:

  1. Lots of progress on your blocks. Love your Carpenter Star block!

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  2. Congrats on those new ceramic-wood floors (we have seriously considered that approach). Your green blocks are great - good job!

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  3. I love ceramic floors and the wood look is wonderful. You made great progress on your green blocks. Your sampler has some great blocks in it.

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  4. Lovely new floors, and great blocks!

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  5. All your blocks are so pretty in the greens!

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  6. You have such a pretty collection of green blocks.

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  7. Just love that carpenters wheel!

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  8. Hmm! Quilt retreat at home. Great idea! You were one busy quilter and your finished blocks look great. Nice variety in your greens from soft lichen like greens to emerald and everything in between.

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  9. I've heard good things about the tile. Glad you got some work done.

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  10. Very nice! Carpenter's Wheel still my favorite.

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  11. It's all good. Cow made me smile. Won't that be a fun sampler!

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  12. So glad you were able to make use of your forced sewing time. The new floors look great and so do your blocks. Hopefully you will like your greens more when they are part of the final collection. Hopefully. If not, at least they were only scraps to start.

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  13. Your floors look beautiful, and you have lots of great green blocks. I love that Carpenter's Wheel!

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  14. Wow! You've really been sewing up the greens!!! Those are some eye-popping blocks - great job :) We've been working on things around the house lately too, so I totally understand everything being in a mess and the difficulty of trying to work in it. Hope you are all back in order now :)

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  15. I love all your green blocks. Sounds like you had a good time at the retreat : )

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