Friday, January 17, 2020

RSC Saturday in Green

Only a few scraps of bright greens remain!

I was able to add a 12 inch crumb block to the very old pile I have sitting around. For some reason there were no green blocks! I added 4 - 6.5 inch blocks in bright greens and then sewed them together to add to the little pile.


I also pulled some lighter greens and added another 16 patch this month. I seemed to have a couple of purple ones hanging around as well.

Over at Stashbusters 2020 the block uses 2 inch strips and 3.5 inch squares to bust your stash with the square dance block. This one 'acts' like a log cabin for settings. I was able to pull a few greens to make one so far this month. I am adding darker greens to get the look of light/dark that I want for these blocks. It's green... and they were in the scrap bins!

Yet another challenge - a nine patch a day that I wrote about here over on Facebook. That will work into a couple of projects I have plans for this year. The first one - with the RSC is adding some friendship stars in months other than purple and red (I seem to have 12 of these already) and adding a fun scrappy nine patch to go with them! I see a 12 inch block made up of 2 nines and 2 stars. That should make a fun and colorful quilt by the end of the year. These are using 2.5 inch squares.

The green and cream log cabin got quilted on the domestic machine - I tried a baptist fan freehand. The machine had some tension issues so it was a struggle but..... I think I realized I can do free motion on smaller projects again! I don't seem to have enough brights for a binding... I am in the do I go buy some or do I search the stash and go with something I have.... either a dark tan or dark greens? Still thinking on that one.... This one finishes at 36x48. Trimmed up and ready for a decision. I've been wanting to try this quilting of baptist fans for a few years... love how it turned out.

Linking up on Saturday with the RSC. Head on over and get inspired to use up those scraps.


Frog Quilter said...

Great ideas for using the stash. Thanks.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I really like all your different blocks, especially the 9 patches and friendship stars! The Baptist fans look great on your log cabin quilt, too. I think either the dark green or dark tan would be good for the binding on that one - hope you find enough!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Those freehand Baptist Fans turned out great, Deb! I think a dark green binding will work well. Otherwise, check that stack of green fabrics on my post and I'll mail you strips from whichever one you choose!

Linda said...

Your green and cream log cabin quilt is super. Very impressed with your machine quilting.

cottonreelcaoers said...

You have lots of terrific green projects on the go and are sewing up a storm!

Katie Z. said...

Your log cabin quilt looks great! I’m intrigued by the ones that act like a log cabin for layout, so I look forward to seeing more.

Preeti said...

Deb, thee is such a flutter of activity in your studio. You have been so productive. Love love your log cabin finish and those baptist fans are just the perfect quilting pattern for the patchwork!!!