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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