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!