Saturday, March 09, 2019

Scrappy Saturday


Wishing you a belated "Happy International Women's day" which was yesterday! I am so thankful to have many strong and inspiring women in my life, many of whom are quilters. 


Also this month we celebrate St. Patrick's Day, and we eagerly await the arrival of SPRING and all the green that starts to appear when the weather warms up.  On the calendar spring is only 11 days away... bring on the green!

March is green month at the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.


I did a lot of tiny cutting this week to add some green blocks to two of my RSC projects. The first one is the Economy Path block which uses 1.5" squares and strips to make blocks that look like a plus sign. These are so cute and I just love making them. I plan to make 4 little blocks and then sew them together into a 4 patch plus block that will finish at 6". Although it takes a really long time to cut and sew, it's still worth it! 



Here are the blocks on the design wall from the yellow, red, and green months, plus a few random blocks (on the bottom left and bottom right) made from scraps that were on the cutting table at the time. 








Then I cut and sewed 9 green "Scrappy Doughnuts". These blocks will finish at 3.5" in the quilt. This project was inspired by Temecula's One Block Wednesday. I'm not sewing these blocks together until the end of the year to make a totally scrappy layout. 






Here are the doughnuts on the design wall laid out in diagonal colour trails. Very pretty!

Hop over to the RSC linkup and see what the other quilters are sewing with their greens scraps.

12 comments:

The Cozy Quilter said...

Your pictures mislead me into thinking the blocks are bigger and I have to keep reminding myself that they are only 3.5” square! Very cute.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

love these blocks - all of them - small blocks for sure - just how many quilts are you working on though I wonder as every day it seems like it is a different project :)

Deanna W said...

Very bright and Spring like!!

tubakk said...

Oh, I love your bright and springy blocks.

Janet O. said...

Your itty-bitty rainbow scrap blocks always make me smile.

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Really nice bright 'spring' green fabrics you are sewing with--
I like them---
luv, di

Shasta Matova said...

These pretty springy greens make for lovely blocks. You are making great progress!

Jenny said...

Love both the blocks you have chosen for RSC so lovely and colourful!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

The donut blocks are so fun with all three colors together! They're going to make a great scrappy quilt!

The Joyful Quilter said...

SEW many wonderful bright GREEN scraps for your RSC blocks!! You are building such a cheerful quilt.

Scrapatches said...

I love your quilt in the making. Great choice of pattern and colors and fabrics ... :-) Pat

Cathy said...

I've sure seen a lot of names for what you call Doughnuts...Buttons, Bubbles, Church Windows...I'm making them too but still calling them Church Windows like Temecula. A quilt of those blocks by any name will be awesome I'm sure.