Saturday, August 9, 2014

Bright green scrappiness

My usual projects for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge this year have been LeMoyne Star blocks and hexie stars and snowflakes. Our assigned color for August is light and/or bright green, and we did the darker greens back in May. Because I have already used greens in both of those projects, I decided to start something completely new this month. Just what I need, a new project! My hope is to keep it small and manageable, maybe even finish it by the end of the month. (Hey, I can dream, can't I?)

I have been seeing this pattern made by others for the past year or so and really liked the way it looks. Angela, our hostess for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge made one in similar colors last year and blogged about it here. Some call the pattern Crossroads, but the more traditional name seems to be Patience Corner (or Corners.) There are two great tutorials for the pattern here and here. The blocks are very easy to make, using only two different pieces. For my 12" blocks, each block requires 4 background squares cut at 4-1/2" and 10 green rectangles cut 2-1/2" x 4-1/2". Here is a single block so you can see how it goes together.

So far I have made 8 blocks and am planning to make 4 more for a small throw quilt. I thought about making more blocks and getting it up to a big enough size for a Quilt of Valor (might be a nice alternative to red, white & blue), but I don't have enough of the white fabric. 

I have had this fabric for more than ten years and used it in one of my favorite bed quilts. On the selvage it says "Song of Spring for RJR Fabrics For the Quilters by the Quilters." It is not terribly likely that I will come across more of this fabric, but if anyone has some, I would be happy to buy it from you. Otherwise, this project will end up a lovely little lap quilt.

Check out this week's Rainbow Scrap Challenge posts--lots of amazingly beautiful rainbow projects to inspire you!

Julie in GA


  1. That is a fun block. I LOVE your progress in greens!! Have heard this blocks called Crossroads. Last year during the RSC I made the block in a nine inch size, finally piecing them together for a sweet charity baby blanket in March of this year.

    1. Thanks for the link to your rainbow Crossroads quilt--it is beautiful!

  2. I love this pattern! It really does come together quickly. I am sure that you could finish it off this month. Great use of greens:)

  3. me ha encantado el bloque, y que espliques como lo has realizado, se ve muy facil de realizar....Gracias!!!!

  4. That is so pretty in green! I want to finish mine off this month that I made during the last green... but have not been able to find it! Guess it is time to clean and search the sewing room. Good luck getting your top finished this month.

  5. What a great scrap challenge project. Love all those bright greens.


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