Saturday, November 25, 2017

Scrappy Saturday - Mad City Mama

It's the finishing time of year for our Rainbow Scrap Challenge projects. Last week I got my Knot blocks sewn together into a quilt top and this week I'm on to another RSC project.... Mad City Mama. This is a pattern from one of my all time favourite quilting books called Adventures with Leaders and Enders (see other versions of the block when Bonnie Hunter was teaching her pattern here).


I started these blocks in January 2016 and have had the 8 blocks sewn since the spring. 
This is the place at which many of my projects get stalled - at a decision point near the end of piecing the top. I couldn't decide which colour to pick for the last block. There is no wrong answer here, and I just had to make the decision.

I finally decided that this quilt top is going to be finished in 2017 and that the last block is going to be lime green (which my friend Barbara considers to be a "neutral" colour!!) There are over 130 scraps in each Mad City Mama block, so I have gathered a nice pile of green bits to cut up (sorry about the overexposed photo... lime green is very bright!) and I hope to use this last as a leader-ender project when building my Quiltville mystery blocks.

To see what other RSC projects are being finished up this month, hop over to the weekly link up.

17 comments:

  1. YEP, that Lime Green is needed in your Mad City Mama quilt. Bright and cherry color to stitch along with your Mystery parts. I'm glad somebody is stitching today.

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  2. Good idea to use your Mad City Mama blocks as a Leader/Ender project for On Ringo Lake. Happy piecing!!

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  3. EXCELLENT color choice - this is really a knockout project!

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  4. Great Choice! MCM is very happy to be almost a quilt top!

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  5. I love this block. It is one of my favorites and it looks great made up in just one color way. The lime green will add just the right touch.

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  6. That's where I get stalled too! Looks like lime green is a wise decision! What a great scrap buster block too.

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  7. Amazing blocks ; so many little pieces but that is your forte and expertise; proven once again with this! :)

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  8. Lime was the absolute perfect cold r choice! I can’t wait to see your awesome blocks made into a top!

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  9. Your blocks are gorgeous, and lime green will be a great addition to the group.

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  10. Looking forward to seeing the finished MCM!

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  11. The lime green is just the right finish to your rainbow. I've never seen the block before, but it's turned out beautifully.

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  12. Lots of fabrics within each color range block. So vibrant and pretty.

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  13. It's so easy to stall at that last step, which is why most of my RSC projects are still just blocks and not quilts. The lime green will really add some shine to the rest of the blocks. It's going to be another beautiful rainbow project.

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  14. Lime green is perfect. Its going to be a beautiful quilt.

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  15. I, too, consider lime green a neutral!! I can't wait to see this block and all of them put together. :)

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  16. I love your mad city mama blocks!

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  17. RSC looks very good! The lime will probably make it really pop!

    Post a day - hum.....Enjoy

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