Sunday, March 28, 2021

RSC March (Green) and Table Scraps Challenges


This month's Rainbow Scrap Challenge (RSC) called for the greens to come out and get some fresh air! You may recall that green isn't in my top 100 favorite colors. Especially dark green. Shiver down my spine! 

Last year, when it was time to pull my greens out of slumber, I spend an afternoon cutting up my squares. I was ready to chain stitch my rows into 9 patches, when I realized that I cut them too big. Gah!

Holy green cabbages! What in the world would I do with a gazillion green 2.5 inch squares? (Never mind that I now needed to cut another gazillion 2" squares to make my 9 patches.) I tucked those little 2.5 inchers into a baggie and stashed them away for some project in a faraway time. 

That faraway time turned into March 2021! I hauled them out and make a whole lotta HSTs with them, pairing them with a  random assortment of low volume fabrics. Here they are before going under the knife being cut in two.

What to do...what to much stress! 

If only they appealed to me!

Arranging them into blocks of 8 flying geese going into each direction was OK.

Adding some more blocks on point and a few details gave it more interest. I was digging it!

My favorite part was the meander stitching to get the layers quilted together. 
I used a light green Aurifil thread that looks so good on both the light and dark fabrics.

A light green stripe fabric served perfectly for the binding. 
Even the geese approved!
Get your wings up and let's High Five!

The week wore on and the pile of green squares stared at me. They needed a purpose. 

A handful of the squares became this smaller topper, just right for our table in our sitting room. This one used a few larger scraps of 2 other fabrics. I free-motioned large leaves in the same light green Aurifil thread. As far as I know, this block was completely designed in my head. If someone knows otherwise, I'll happily give credit to that person.

I guess I'll keep the rest of the squares for next year. 
These orphans are going back into the baggie for another day. Sigh.

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  1. Gorgeous colors!!! Can you tell I love green? And what cute projects, definitely a win-win!

  2. For someone who doesn't care much for GREEN, you certainly did a bang up job of getting them sewn into some wonderful projects, Kathy!! Thanks for joining the Table Scraps Challenge and Link Party.

  3. Beautiful projects, and I love flying geese!

  4. Very cool table runner!! I really like the Geometricness of it ( that is a word right?)

  5. Your little flying geese quilting turned out fabulous! I’m not much of a fan of the darker green fabrics myself. I do love the limes though. But you turned the darks into quite an appealing look. I love it! The second little table mat you made looks great too.

  6. Hello Kathy,
    Who hasn't got a box of abandoned HSTs hiding somewhere in the house. I have one on a top shelf in the sewing room. You have done a great job, and I love the different quilting on each. The striped binding is so pretty!
    Thank you for linking up with Free Motion Mavericks. Your quilted mats are this weeks featured project!
    Love, Muv

  7. Lovely mats and your FMQ is excellent!