Saturday, May 7, 2016

A Mess of Greens

While digging through my project boxes looking for a kit I bought several years ago, I found one box full of miscellaneous scraps. There were lots of bits of green in there, so I pulled them out to see what I had that might be useful for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. Our color for May is green, and here is the pile of green scraps that I got out of that box. 

Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict has been hosting "I May Have a Scrap Problem" link-ups for the past few months. My scrap-busting goal for the month of May is to sort through these green scraps, trim them to useful sizes, and get them all filed away. Maybe I can even get some blocks pieced from them!

One of my favorite things about making scrap quilts is playing with a wide assortment of fabrics and remembering their original uses. The line of fabrics across the bottom of the above photo were some that were used in a quilt that my sister and I made together for our mother in 2011. Here is another shot from when we were auditioning and choosing the fabrics, followed by a photo of the finished quilt top. Unfortunately, I don't seem to have any photos of the quilt after it was quilted. I will have to be sure to take some next time I visit.

"Radiant Sunshine and Shadow" quilt for Mom, 2011
from the book 
by Helen Frost
 and Catherine Skow

I have been cutting green fabrics for my next set of Folded Box blocks, but haven't gotten any of them pieced yet. I think I pulled out enough green strips to make about a dozen blocks instead of the 5-6 that I need. Lots of beautiful green scraps around here!

Be sure to check out all of the wonderful scrappy projects at the Rainbow Scrap Challenge every Saturday and at Oh Scrap! over at Quilting is more fun than Housework on Sunday. I'm also sharing my scrap-busting goal with "I May Have a Scrap Problem" at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.

Julie in GA


  1. that is one absolutely gorgeous quilt, Julie; just beautiful...hugs, Julie

  2. You hit on one of the best things about quilts, the memories they hold in those little pieces, parts of our history.

  3. You have a wonderful assortment of greens to play with this month. What a beautiful quilt your Mom was gifted.

  4. That quilt reminds me of the Blooming 9-Patch quilt that I still want to make some day. Beautiful!!

  5. That pile of green scraps has SO much potential -- have fun unleashing it.

  6. What a gorgeous green quilt! I love the variation in value from dark to light and back again. You made me think about getting some more scrap sorting done. That is a never ending job!

  7. Green is a perfect color for spring. Love how you used it in your lovely quilt. Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!

  8. That Radiant Sunshine and Shadow is gorgeous. Lots of luscious greens!


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