New Orleans House Project

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Scrap Happy Saturday: Slicing Thru the Greens

The Rainbow Scrap Challenge directs us to play with light and bright greens.  There were two Rainbow Sampler blocks to inspire us this week, so that was a good opportunity to use light and bright green scraps.
The Dakota Farmer block was easy to create with left-over greens from other projects.
The Indiana Puzzle block is a Friendship star with 4-patch blocks in the corners.  My scrappy choices don't have much contrast, but I like the result anyway.

After making my Rainbow Sampler blocks for the week, I turned back to my scrappy Trip Around the World blocks.  I rearranged the blocks into diamond shapes (they are trip around the world blocks after all!) and decided I needed an additional 24 blocks to make a queen-sized quilt for one of the beds at the camp.  
I still have a large collection of green fabrics - many of which are quite vintage.  I spent most of today slicing these into 2.5" strips for  Trip Around the World blocks.
By dinnertime, I had a good selection of 2.5" strips and had started sorting them into stacks of 6 strips for TAtW blocks.  I'll continue setting up stacks of 6 strips so everything will be ready for piecing this week.

I'm linking up with the other Rainbow Scrappers at Angela's blog for lots of rainbow scrap inspiration.  Hope you'll join us!


  1. You have some great blocks here. Really like the Dakota Farmer block!

  2. Beautiful fabrics. Love your sampler blocks. Looking froward to seeing your Trip Around The World quilt.

  3. Very pretty blocks. I do love your Indiana Puzzle block and fabrics.

  4. I really like the fabrics you set on the Indiana Puzzle block--the glimpses of those pink flowers are so pretty.--the disappearing and appearing certainly fit that block's name ..hugs, Julierose

  5. I really like that Dakota Farmer block!

  6. Green is one of my favorites.

  7. So pretty! Have fun with your trip quilt.