New Orleans House Project

Saturday, May 7, 2016

The Greening of the Quilts

It's a new month and a new color for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  The official color challenge is Evergreen Forest - forest-y greens with a little brown for accent.  I will definitely be using some of that color idea later in the month, but for today it's more of a spring-y green.
I pulled out the white-centered green 9 patches from last year's RSC.  It was quick work to make some coordinating green-centered 9 patches from my 2 1/2" strips & squares scrap box.

That left me lots of time to continue working on last year's Maverick Stars quilt top.  I have one seam left to stitch up and the stars will be set.

I also did some more playing with ideas for a border.  Thanks to Sally, I now have a never-ending stash of selvages, so selvage playtime happened.  This is my current working plan, although I have yet to figure out all the math.  

We are enjoying one of the last wonderful days of Gu'f Coast spring weather at our camp this weekend.  It has been a marvelously long and cool spring here - the morning temp at the camp was 49º F.  Usually we blink and spring is over and searing summer weather is upon us.  The birds have been visiting the feeders and a great blue heron even stopped for a visit on our neighbor's dock.

My goal for this weekend is to mark my Eagle quilt top for hand-quilting.  I might have to set up a table outside for marking - I don't know if I can bear to be inside the house today!




18 comments:

  1. Enjoy the beautiful weather... before the humidity kicks in. I think my work computer will be plugged in out on the back patio today for my working day =) Love the heron picture. The selvage blocks are perfect for the border. Great idea.

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  2. All of those greens are so refreshing. Enjoy your day whether you are outside or in.

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  3. You have such wonderful green and rainbow projects going! I know I say that every week, but it's so much fun to watch everything come together! Enjoy your weekend. Are there alligators in that water? (ALfie wants to know)

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  4. I like that border idea so much. The greens you used were happy ones... LeeAnna

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  5. Your star quilt has turned out beautiful and the strippy edge is fun. So glad you have had such a wonderful springtime.

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  6. Love your Maverick Star quilt! Your border idea is inspired, very cool.

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  7. The selvage borders look like they would work well. FUN!!

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  8. The camp sounds wonderful. And the Maverick Stars look wonderful. Looks like you will soon have a quilt! I have a tough time figuring out what to do for borders so normallt skip them. Your selvages look like a fun addition to the quilt.

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  9. Green is one of my favourite color so I love your green blocks and setting !
    Your satrs are always beautiful and the outer border with selvages a great idea !!
    Enjoy the Spring !!

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  10. Lots of pretty greens. The crane is beautiful. Have a wonderful Mother's Day.

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  11. Wee - those stars are so so cute. the selvage blocks are fun too

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  12. I am loving the Maverick Stars quilt and if the selvage blocks work out for the border it is going to be amazing.

    We are enjoying a nice cool morning in south Florida today which is truly odd for this time of year. Enjoy your day!

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  13. Very cool idea for the borders. I love your green fabrics. Those nine patches are calling me.
    Enjoy your Sunday! hugs

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  14. Just look at your Maverick Stars - it's a beauty!

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  15. Very pretty- love the green and white together.

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  16. Pretty stars, and that selvage border is genius! Your photos from camp always make me homesick. I hope you enjoyed every minute of your weekend.

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  17. Your maverick stars are so much fun! Spring here has been full of pollen but these past few days have been cooler and less fuzzy, which makes all of us happy.

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  18. OMGosh! I'm doing the stars quilt (my very first ever) and it's called Tiny Wonky Stars by MSQC. I love your version. Cheers! ~M

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