Saturday, May 23, 2015

Going for the Greens

Green is the color for May at the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. Green is also one of my favorite colors for quilting. My shelf of green fabrics is stuffed full, and I have lots of scraps and pieces for use in my rainbow projects. I made progress on four different projects that include green this week (although they are not all scrap quilts, but they do include the right color.)

I made a little progress on both of my on-going RSC projects, the applique circles and the bowtie blocks. I have been stitching circles on the train, and the bowties have been my leader/ender blocks. I will be making more of both kinds of blocks before the end of the month.

"True Colors" by Nancy Mahoney
from the book Simple Circles and Quick Curves

Rainbow Bowties
4" blocks
The majority of my quilting time over the past week was spent on my green UFO project, the leftover Blooming 9-Patch parts. I finished making more blocks to go with the ones I already had. I had been auditioning a couple of border fabrics last weekend, but was very happy to discover that I had another piece of the darkest green (like the setting triangles at the bottom) and can use that for the border. I have started joining the parts together and hope to have a finished top to show next week.

Voting has begun for the Blogger's Quilt Festival which includes my Dancing Stars Quilt in the ROYGBIV category. This was my RSC project from 2013. You can vote by going HERE and click on the little heart on your favorite to cast a vote.

Dancing Stars 60" x 77"
pattern by Amy Ellis

Check out all of the terrific scrappy projects at the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. I will also be linking up on Sunday to Oh Scrap! at Quilting is more fun than Housework.

Julie in GA


  1. Lots of pretty greens! I really love your Blooming 9-Patch, those pinks and yellows really work with that dark green.

  2. I really enjoy seeing the true color circles each month...and am continually amazed by the mix of background fabrics.

  3. Boy you have been productive! Lovely bowties--and circles--and, of course, I simply drool over that batik one hugs, Julierose

  4. The color circles are so graphic and striking . . . good luck in the Blogger's Quilt Festival!

  5. Best of luck in the quilt festival. Great progress on all your RSC projects this week.

  6. stunning, the first blocks!! I like all your work, but those top blocks are awesome. You're what?? Sending them to me?? Why Thank You! hahaha

  7. Loving some of the quilts showing up at the festival. Your star quilt is wonderful.

  8. Good luck in the quilt festival. What great greens in your blocks.

  9. That blooming 9 patch just shimmers! (I do have a soft spot for 9 patches...)
    And I just love those circle blocks.
    Good luck in the festival!

  10. Great progress on your blocks this month. I have enjoyed working with green. Best of luck in the Festival and thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!

  11. Love your dancing stars entered in the festival. I really am quite taken with your applique circles too - visually really interesting!

  12. What beautiful quilts ... I too am intrigued by the green circles floating on black.

  13. True colors looks very nice. Thanks for the reminder about the bloggers quilt festival. I had forgotten about that.


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