Friday, March 2, 2018

Double Duty, twice


The Rainbow Scrap Challenge color for March is bright green.  I was really happy to read this, because my green bin is overflowing down onto the floor!  I had time to work on two different green activities today, and both will count both for RSC and also for another purpose :)

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First, Libby at Life on the Hill blog has just started sharing clues for a MAGICAL MYSTERY sew-along.  I was already interested in participating, so as soon as I learned that green was the target color for the month, I dug out some appropriate bright green and coral fabric pairs to use in the mystery. The cutting instructions involve doubling up fabrics and went very quickly indeed.  And this week's sewing clue called for rail units: I sewed up 48 in no time at all.  I'm liking this one!!  

The MAGICAL MYSTERY will run through the month of March, and allows for lots of leeway and personal choice regarding size, number of blocks and time commitment.  I have enough selected here for 24 blocks, but I may add more as the month progresses.  (I'm really interested in busting that green stash!)

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My second assignment for today was to use green for this week's block in the 1880 Sampler Sew-along offered by Temecula Quilt Company.  I'm using bits and pieces from my 1800s scrap bag for these 4" blocks, and some relatively-bright-green-plus-contrast pieces jumped right out. Even though (or maybe because) these are small blocks, they do require some attention.  This sew-along runs till September.



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So I'm off to a running start with RSC green, but I need to do more to improve the green stash situation.  Onward ...

See more bright green fun at Scrap Happy Saturday.

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10 comments:

Libby in TN said...

I'm loving your green and coral combo! So great you can incorporate two goals into one!

Ivani said...

You made beautiful blocks for the 1880 sampler sew along. Love your blocks.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Lots of pretty greens in your sewing this week! I'm participating in Libby's mystery, too, but need to get some more cutting done...

The Joyful Quilter said...

SEW many wonderful scraps!!

Cathy Tomm said...

Yes green is a big colour. Looks like you will have lot of fun with green this month. Great blocks so far.

scraphappy said...

Off to a great start on green. Looks like a fun and fast quilt along too.

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

Beautiful greens. I will look forward to watching your mystery progress!

Cathy said...

Oh, I like the green/coral combo for Libby's mystery. I'm sewing along too with mostly blues with a little yellow.

Ramona said...

Your greens and corals sure say spring to me! Beautiful.

gayle said...

Wonderful two-fer!
I'm really enjoying all the color-combinations that Libby's mystery is generating. Your colors really sing spring!