Saturday, 25 February 2012

brought to you today by the colour green

Last year I followed as other bloggers sewed along with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. I was a new quilter and had very little in the way of scraps.

In August, I joined Caring Hearts Community Quilting Group and, at my very first meeting, was given an environmental shopping bag full of scraps. At first I had no idea what to do with them but eventually I sorted through the bag and found some one-colour scraps to play with.

In November and December I made my first blocks, trying to catch up with the months I had missed. You can see my efforts here (brown) and here (red, yellow, purple, black and white).

January 2012 was red month but I had already used my red scraps in November so I didn’t participate.

February was green and I halfway through the month I still hadn’t touched my bag of green scraps. The month rolled on and the bag remained untouched.

Then, last Wednesday I finished the quilt top  I was working on – time for a new project.

Out came the bag of green scraps and by Thursday afternoon I had these:
four patch (6 1/2 inch square)
2012 green four patch

nine patch (6 1/2 inch square)
2012 green nine patch

strings (6 1/2 inch square)
2012 green string blocks

improv blocks (6 1/2 inch square)
2012 green improv blocks

and Wonky Windows (5 inch square)
2012 green Wonky Windows

A total of 22 blocks. Not too bad for a few hours of sewing!

I wonder what the colour for next month will be?


  1. Nice collection of green blocks!
    Like you, I watched the rainbow challenges and decided I wanted to play this year, too. I'm having a good time :D

  2. That's a lot of work! I love the wonky windows.

  3. Excellent work on the piecing front! I love what you have done with the greens!! good job!

  4. That is a lot of green blocks! What do you do with them next? Do they all go into one quilt or is there a quilt for each style?

  5. I wonder! I thought March would be green but that's so predictable and now it's been done this year! It happens - I participated in the scrap challenge for several months in a row and it tapered off as I concentrated on certain projects. You're definitely inspiring me to get back into it - maybe next month! Thanks!

  6. Great job getting so much done in a short amount to time. Lovely blocks you have made.

  7. What a super collection of green projects! So glad you jumped in.

  8. That's a lot of blocks in a short time!! Congratulations on a great effort! Love all of them too :) Elly

  9. Nice blocks! Im looking forward to March (Im itching to get on and make more - desperate to do blue - but Im being good and will wait till Thursday!!) Good job, well done!

  10. You have done great this week. I found the challenge last Nov in the last week. I am having so much fun with it. Your blocks are all looking good. It will be great to see what all our quilts will look like towards the end of the year. I wonder what colour is next, too.

  11. Oh my gosh, you've been busy. I like the title of your post, I might be borrowing that in a future post.

  12. you really have got the quilt bug big time :)

  13. Wow. I love all the different blocks. You certainly have a lot of greens. I am having a lovely time spending all my money.

  14. I Love all the different blocks. Very fun project.

  15. fantastic output for an afternoon! Well done!

  16. So creative! looks like you are having fun.

  17. You're quite a wizz with scraps! What great work - and in such quick time. (I'm just catching up on my blog reading after the long absence) Di


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