New Orleans House Project

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Playing with Greek Squares

I have been looking forward to playing with the color turquoise today.  It's the first Saturday of a new month, ushering in turquoise for everyone enjoying the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  I don't have a shortage of turquoise scraps, but not all of them play together nicely!  

I decided to start with the Greek Square blocks, as they use at least four different fabrics and would present the biggest challenge.  I wasn't wrong in my assessment, and only put together two blocks that made me happy.  I guess I'll work on some of my other RSC blocks and return to the Greek Squares later.

Since my design wall was empty, I decided to throw the completed Greek Squares up there and see what type of layout might work for the final quilt.

A random layout - oops! - two pink square right next to each other.  This looks better in the photograph than it does in person.  I think this layout is too busy, although I'll keep an open mind until all the challenge colors are complete.

Color blocking diagonally - better, but still kind of busy.

I was trying to create a Streak o' Lightning effect here.  I'd have to make more blocks and figure out how to deal with the side and end triangles.  The off-white blocks would have to go in a different location, too!

My favorite setting so far.  Squares sewn into groups of 4 and set on the diagonal.  I'd still need to come up with side and corner triangles - maybe that would be a good way to use the off-white blocks.  I'm leaving this up on the design wall for a few days so I can think on it.

It's been a fun day of fabric play.  I'm looking forward to using turquoise in my other Rainbow Scrap blocks...and seeing what everyone else has been up to.  There's a link-up over at Soscrappy's blog so you can check it out too!  


  1. Oh, Angie, I agree with you...the 4th setting is the one I like as well. I'm sure you'll figure it out! Nice work!

  2. Great to see your Greek Squares. I love them all up on the wall. I am just checking everyone's RRSC out tonight.

  3. I like that you took pictures of all the different lay-outs and shared them. The third and fourth are my two favorites.

  4. I do like your last setting choice the best. Maybe after sitting on the wall a bit your blocks will be ready to tell you what they would like. Love the turquoise additions.

  5. What a fun blogpost! So cool to see the blocks in the various settings...very creative! Love them all!