New Orleans House Project

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Scrap Happy Saturday: Spring Green All Around

We're enjoying an unexpectedly fine Spring day at the camp.  Usually by this time in May, the thermometer and humidity have begun their climb to summer levels.  However, we've had a reprieve and this morning's temp was 60 degrees (F) with very low humidity and a pleasant breeze.  I've been sitting out on the back porch enjoying my coffee, the neighborhood birds and shades of spring green.
View from the back porch
 I did have some time this week to play with scrappy greens, and was able to catch up on several blocks for the Rainbow Sampler. 
Bento with some old fabric scraps!
Bright greens in a Courthouse Steps variation.
Stacked Coins
More bright greens for Roman Steps.
I also pulled some fabric choices for a green Carpenter's Wheel.  I'll have to make scraps for this block, as I don't have enough bright green in the scrap bin for all the pieces required.  Not sure if I'm happy with all these shades, but I still have time to make changes.

I also got the HSTs for my purple Carpenter's Wheel assembled.  I just didn't have the time or energy to sew the blocks and rows together this week.  I didn't want to bring it to the camp, so it may stay unfinished a bit longer.  

My goal for this weekend is to prep several projects for binding.  I'll be on the road for work next week, so I thought it would be good to have some hand-work to occupy my hotel room evenings.

There's lots more green to see as the Rainbow Scrappers show off their work on Angela's blog today!


  1. Your carpenter's wheel will be fantastic. The RSC blocks look good. Nice variety in your greens.

  2. You have used some green fabrics. I love the carpenter's star.

  3. Great greens!
    I love binding "on the road"... the perfect take along project!

  4. Love how you placed the purples on the carpenters wheel. Your sampler blocks are great - I love that ladybug fabrics.

  5. I've been loving the different shades of spring green lately. So gorgeous outside this time of year! Looks like you're finding good inspiration from it.:)

  6. fun green blocks. Hooray, it's finally green here in CT too

  7. Your pre-Carpenter's Wheel is amazing!

  8. Looking at your camp view makes me want to go out back and put my feet up. Your Carpenter's Wheel is fabulous! Binding is such a nice carry along project. Enjoy your trip.

  9. Looking good. Love your blocks.