Saturday, September 16, 2017

Green for May, Part One

The RSC colour for September is orange, and I finished my three orange blocks for my Technicolor Turkey quilt last week. I still have to catch up for two months that I missed -- multicolour for April, and green for May. When I started looking through my scraps for green, I had a huge pile in no time at all!

That's no surprise since green is my favourite colour. But also, I had a lot of strips left over from my mostly green colourway of Bonnie Hunter's last mystery, En Provence. Remember the flamingos? They still make me happy.

I already have some plans for the next mystery, and I am looking right now at a pile of new fabric that I need to wash for that.



But, first things first. Looking at my pile of green strips, I decided to increase my green blocks from four to six, and divide them into warm, light limes and cool dark forests, same as I did for En Provence.


Then I can send the worst of the yellow blocks, made when I'd cut everything too small, to the orphan box.

And instead of three multicolour blocks, I'll only make two. I'm feeling some doubt about how those are going to turn out! But, that's the fun of the challenge.


The scrap box still yielded an intact female cardinal from my Cardinal Stars quilt! It seemed right to pair her with some Canadian flags, since the cardinals stay with us year round.


So, that finishes up the three forest green blocks. Next week, lime. I'm starting to get the scent of the finish!

I really appreciate that Angela has already revealed the order of the last two RSC colours -- it will be pink in October, and darks in November. I'm determined to finish this flimsy by Turkey Day (Thanksgiving) in the US. Then I can start Bonnie's mystery with a clear conscience!

Click here to see all the other posts for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge this week. Enjoy your weekend!



20 comments:

  1. I loved your comment about being on the "scent" of the finish! It does feel great when you are in that position and you are so wise to be planning ahead so that you stay on course! These blocks are going to compliment your other blocks so well!

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    1. Thanks, Terry! As you know, my plans don't always work out, but I think this quilt is unstoppable. It's really been a satisfying project.

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  2. Love those greens! So glad you are getting caught up! Rembember, nothing you don't tike on the front goes great on the back -- call it a label!

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  3. I admire your fortitude. I start the Mystery whether my last project is done or not. It's SEW much fun to quilt along!

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  4. Thise are such great blocks, and pretty in the scrappy greens! Talking Turkey will be lots of fun to look at when it's all together - a quilter's I Spy!

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  5. I do love these blocks, so interesting with all your careful graded colour. They will all look amazing together!

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  6. Glorious Green! ! I love the fabrics you've used in these blocks, still thinking I would like to make something using this pattern.

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  7. I love the richness of these blocks - of he depth of colours enhanced by the green. It's very calming.

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    1. Thanks, Jillian! It will be interesting to see the final version with the extra greens. Very "me" I think!

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  8. wow Monica these blocks are beautiful the green is stunning,well done xx

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  9. Wonderful green turkey blocks, so many cute prints.

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  10. greens have worked so well for terse blocks. Missed the release of the last 2 colours however will have too get the thinking cap on for an extra colour as have only made one crazy block for each month so need 12 to put it together. Will be getting on with the addition blocks later this week

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  11. Green's my favourite too, yet I have hardly any green stash - go figure. These lovely blocks make me want to make a green quilt though.

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  12. I've used so much green there's hardly any left in my stash either. These are great blocks; that blue in the background of the second full show is fabulous.

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  13. With your references to cardinals and Canadian flags, the "scent of the finish" took me straight to the pine trees that are growing just off of our balcony. I love the description of these blocks. (I also really like the blocks themselves. The greens with the neutrals work very well.)

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    1. Thank you! This past month there was a show, "The Secret Wisdom of Trees," that talked about how beneficial the air is around pine trees. So you are lucky to have them! I have been wondering if I can plant a couple in the backyard. :D

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  14. Aren't these just full of fun! I'm loving this quilt!

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  15. You are like a beagle that has caught the scent of squirrel? On the scent you are! I love all the Turkey block and that you are doing them in various colors.

    We are promised cooler days by Wednesday. It's been in the upper 90s here for a week. I am ready for fall. I have started (well, actually only downloaded the first three blocks) of Brigitte Heitland's (of Zen Chic) Bernina Triangle QAL. I am planning on doing it in her Fragile fabric line but I am getting antsy waiting for the fabrics to come into my local quilt store. May just jump in with stash fabric that approximates her colors. Fall is (will be) in the air!

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  16. These blocks sure use up a lot of scraps. This will be such a fun quilt with lots of surprises when you look closely at the blocks. What lake do you view?

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  17. Oh, your blocks are all coming along so nicely. When I see such pretty ones, I kind of wish I had started it but you can't do it all! Meanwhile love seeing that gorgeous female cardinal so beautifully placed.

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