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Saturday, August 2, 2014

Scrap Happy Saturday: Pondering Scrappy Greens

Green is the color for scrappy creative play for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge this month.  We visited green earlier this year, but then the intent was to use dark greens.  Now the challenge is to use light and bright green.  I guess I got a little carried away using green the first time around, because I've already made light and bright green blocks for some of my scrappy projects.  I still have lots of light and bright green scraps, though, so I'm sure I'll find good use for them in more Rainbow Sampler blocks!

Before I could really get into playing with the green scraps, I had to finish up my red Carpenter's Wheel for July.  I had most of the block assembled, I just needed to stitch the rows together. 

I did finish the remaining red Rainbow Sampler blocks earlier this week.
The Big Dipper block used up some vintage scraps.
The Kaleidoscope block showed me how rusty my paper piecing skills have become!

All the red scraps went back into their assigned bins and the green scraps came out to play.  The first August sampler block was mini bow ties, for which I happily used up some Kaffe Fassett scraps.
As I pondered what other green scrappy projects I could work on this month, I remembered I had started a green Trip Around the World last year - specifically to use up some of the dark, vintage greens in my stash.  I had cut a large batch of 2.5" strips and sorted them into groups of six so I could pick up the project and work on it throughout the rest of the year.  When I pulled out the bag of strips this morning there were a dozen or so sets of strips still waiting.  I finished all of them and got the blocks laid out for viewing and arranging.  The setting is currently 6 x 6 (the blocks are 12") and I think I'll make at least one more row.  I'm glad to have used up some of these older fabrics!

I'm linking up with the other Rainbow Scrappers over at Angela's blog.  It's late, but I think a little scrappy inspiration sounds like good bedtime reading!


  1. Your blocks look great. So do all your green blocks. Can't wait to see it finished

  2. Love all the blocks, especially the Carpenter's Wheel. Like you I used all sorts of greens the other month so I'm not sure what I'm going to do as I've not got many greens left. I may work using another colour or type of fabric instead this month xxx

  3. I love your Carpenter wheel block. Doesn't always seem we have a UFO that will be the right color for the rainbow blocks. It is going to be a very pretty quilt.

  4. My way of coping with more green? I used the full range earlier this yer - but they were mostly yellow-green and green- yellows. So this month I will work with blue-greens ... Love your reds!

  5. I love your green trip around the world quilt! I'm almost done with my blocks.

  6. Great finish on the Carpenter's Wheel. Your baby bowties done in just two colour ways is terrific and the green quilt has some wonderful wave action.

  7. I love your green scrappy trip!

  8. Look at you getting out the greens! That is going to be a gorgous green quilt!

  9. So glad you are moving out your vintage fabrics. Looks line you already have a great start on the month.