March is green month for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, and there is certainly plenty of green in evidence around here, both inside and out. Happy spring and Happy Worldwide Quilting Day to all!
One set of green blocks that was completed recently is my Glorified 9-Patch blocks. I've even got one block with shamrocks on it for St. Patrick's Day. I started out piecing the curves on these blocks by hand, but didn't really enjoy that process. Now I am stitching the blocks completely by machine. These blocks will be trimmed to 6.5" when I am ready to join them together.
My main green project for the week was an old kit that I came across, the Beveled Blocks quilt. The kit included 24 fat quarters, enough to make a quilt that measures 48" x 60". I decided to add many of my own fabrics and make a larger quilt top. Here you can see enough parts for 30 blocks, although at this point they all need the diagonal seams stitched to finish the blocks.
My goal for the day is to get these parts all turned into blocks. I'm sure there will be some time spent arranging and rearranging the placement of all the blocks, but I'm hoping to get them joined together by the end of the day. I've warned my guy that it is Worldwide Quilting Day, so he shouldn't expect me to do any household chores today. It's a good thing I took care of the laundry yesterday!
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.
Julie in GA