Saturday, May 20, 2017

It's a Green World

Rainbow Scrap Challenge time!  Just in time for (nearly) the end of the month, I've finished my blocks for May, in scraps of green.  First, the little houses.

Some of the blocks are kind of plain, although this one does have dinosaurs in the sky...
And this one is sweet enough to give you a cavity.
Two of the houses have frogs, like this one who is waving and saying hi...
and this house is totally made up of frogs staring at you.  Not creepy at all.
Still on the reptiles/amphibians theme, here's the turtle house.

My favorite this month is the ladybug house.
After all the cats in the other houses I've made, I needed to have some dog fabric in here somewhere.  There are rabbits in the sky, and the door is a cat print without any visible cats.
Last but not least, I had to work the Packers in.  I think there's some kind of law in Wisconsin about respect for the Packers.  It has nothing to do with how well they're playing, the Pack is beloved always.
I really had to hunt to find green 1930s repro fabrics and/or feedsacks for the Buckeye Beauty blocks  Here they are:
Some of these greens are very pale, but I think they'll contrast well with some of the brighter blocks in other colors.  At least, I hope so.
This is my favorite block using the repro fabrics.
My all-time favorite feedsack is in the large triangles in this block.  It has a Hawaiian theme.  Can you see where it spells out Waikiki? 
Here's a bad closeup of another part of this feedsack, pieced into a different block.  This time there's a surfer! 
For years I just hoarded this feedsack, thinking it was too precious to use.  Finally, I'm over that!  I have moved on to Cut It Up and Use It Now.
Once I got my RSC blocks done for the month, something came over me, and I started piecing scrap triangles into these blocks.  I don't have a pattern, and I'm not sure where I'm going with this, but it's fun using up scraps.  I always need to have something to piece during my baby grandson's naps.
How are you RSC projects coming along?  I have loved reading about them in the weekly linky parties.  Does anybody ever end up with too many blocks?  I'm kind of thinking that could happen to me.
Cheers to all this week,
Sylvia@Treadlestitches













21 comments:

  1. Ha ha, you just put them in the orphan pile and next year you will find a new RSC project to use them in...but that will require making more blocks!

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  2. Yes, there are always extra blocks. Sometimes I use them for pillows, sometimes I cut them down for other projects. No worries - they always get used.

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    1. Great, I will stop worrying, and keep on sewing!

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  3. Cute blocks, those houses will make for one whacky neighborhood - love it!

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    1. Thanks, Teresa! Every month it just gets crazier and crazier.

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  4. Such a wide variety of GREEN scraps represented in your RSC blocks!!

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    1. Yeah, I really had to dig deep for these. I guess I don't do a lot with green.

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  5. Great green blocks! I love that lady bug and frog house blocks!

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    1. Thanks, Cathy! I think I used up the last of the frog fabric this week. I will miss it. Maybe I should buy some more???

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  6. Your houses are so much fun! They have lots of personality, and colorful scraps!

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    1. Thanks, Little Penguin! I am having so much fun with this project.

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  7. Such cute house blocks! I love the frogs and ladybugs.

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    1. Thanks, Linda M! I just can't get enough of these fun novelty prints.

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  8. Love your house blocks! They are too much fun.
    Don't worry about the pale greens...it's amazing how good everything looks when you put it all together. A few pales, some brights, some darks, and some who-knows-whats and you're good to go. That's how you get some sparkle into your quilts. But know know that, so I'm preaching to the choir. At least this choir sings well! :)

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    1. oops...left out a "you" as in "you know that"!

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    2. Thanks, Mary! I'm looking forward to putting it all together in the end. This is such a fun journey.

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  9. I have green houses with critters, but at least no frogs this time. Go Packers! I'm only a transplant to WI, but I know how the game is played. No fabric yet.

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    1. Hi, PaulaB! I'm a transplant, too, originally from Indiana. There's no place like Wisconsin.

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  10. Very cute little houses! I love the one with the frog in the door waving hi - he's so adorable!

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    1. Thanks, Rachel! That is the very last scrap I have of that frog fabric (sob).

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