Sunday, March 17, 2019

Greens for St. Paddy's Day


No surprise that the color for this month's Rainbow Scrap Challenge was GREEN.  I started with this small pile of precut green squares left over from the Kids quilts I just finished:

Then it was time to search out the greens to go with them.  Turns out there are a lot more different shades of green than I thought.

I eliminated the darks and the olive/forest/yellow-ish shades and came up with these:
Much as I loved that grass green fabric in the bottom left, it turned out to be a pristine fat quarter with nothing cut from it yet so I put that one back in the stash.    This is supposed to be a scrap challenge after all.  But....that brings up the question...

Just what is a SCRAP?

There are lots of different definitions I am sure, mostly concerned with the size of the piece of fabric.  But for me, and for purposes of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, a scrap had to be something that was left over from another project, regardless of the size of the piece.

Although it looks like a lot of yardage, most of those green fabrics had chunks of pieces missing:

Anyhow, now that we have that cleared up, 😉, here are my  green Birds In the Air blocks for this month's challenge:

and here is the matching crumb block:




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17 comments:

  1. What pretty green fabrics! They look so nice together. Definitely reminds of St. Patrick's Day!!

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    1. I didn't realize I had so many different greens!

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  2. Beautiful green blocks, very nicely done!

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    1. Thank you. It's refreshing to work with such a Spring color this time of year.

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  3. Beautiful bright greens. Have a great week!

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  4. They are lovely greens. Very bright and fresh

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    1. Thank you. I'm so happy that it is Spring. Hope to see more greens when I look out my window!

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  5. I find myself making those color and shade decisions with every new color. Some shades just don't go together. But your greens are so spring-y, and I especially love the Birds in the Air blocks!

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    1. As usual, I overthink things, but, part of the quilting fun for me is choosing the fabric so it's all good!

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  6. green was hard to decide - I think a scrap is anything less than a fat quarter.

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    1. Scraps do come in all sizes, but I just hated to cut into a fresh fat quarter to make a scrapbuster quilt.

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  7. oh and your greens look great together

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  8. Oh! Those glorious GREEN blocks. LOVE!!!

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    1. I love working with all kinds of greens, but for this project, intended to become a donation to "Quilts for Kids", I am sticking to the brights if I can.

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  9. Love your Birds in the Air blocks. Your greens were great choices.

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