Green Scrap Block Is Finished


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One more finished.

As you can see, I moved on to the green scraps. And from the looks of this HUGE plastic bag, I will be working with green for days (maybe weeks).

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So many greens!! All different shades. I have to tell ya.. I prefer avocado and lime. Those are my favorites. I had to force myself to pick up and use a few scraps NOT avocado and lime.

Basically, I followed the same process as I used for the other scrap blocks I made. Sorted through them.

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Sewed pieces together. Laid them out on the table.

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LOVE this lime. I had almost a FQ so it was my inspiration. I designed the block around it.

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(Did you see that I swapped out the white scrap for a more jazzier one? šŸ™‚ )

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Trying to be different this time, I made Half Square Triangles (HST’s) for the top and bottom.

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And DONE!! It measures approximately 18″ by 14″ like the others.

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One word of advice… don’t sew when you are tired. Or you could end up with something that looks like this. šŸ˜€

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If I can find the same or similar pieces, I might make a second green block just like this one. I like it.

What are you working on? Do tell.

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9 comments on “Green Scrap Block Is Finished

  1. sonnethawk says:

    Hi Donna!
    Normally, I am not a green person either, but I really love the green material that you used the most of, in your design!
    I have been checking out some quilt vids on You Tube. I learned that batting has a bias. I never knew that! That is interesting to know, especially before I get started on large projects!
    I just finished another quilt ornament. I used up all of the pretty blue butterfly scraps for it. I had just enough! I sent a pic to you!

    • don_mae says:

      Hi Tanya, I received your e-mail with the photo of your latest Christmas ornament. So pretty with the butterflies. Maybe next year you can try to sell a few on Etsy or eBay.

      I didn’t know that about batting. Interesting. Wonder if it makes a difference in how it is cut. I have been piecing sections together (zigzag) for smaller projects. As expensive as that stuff is, I don’t waste ANY of it. I even use the tiny pieces for pillow stuffing.

      Well, back to my greens. I am getting bored. Think I will move on to pink. šŸ˜€

      • Sonnethawk says:

        I was watching some videos that Kaye Wood did on You Tube. She had a piece of batting in front of her for one of her projects. She stretched it horizontally and it gave a little. She then stretched it vertically and it didn’t. I can’t remember which video it was because I watched quite a few. I would think it would probably depend on what kind of batting you were using. I think she had a piece of polyester batting in the video.
        For smaller projects such as the mug rugs you do, I don’t think it would make much difference. I think where it WOULD matter, is if you were making a bed size quilt. You wouldn’t want it stretching out of shape, especially when you were sewing all of the layers together.

  2. Crystal says:

    Wow! Lots of pretty things going on at TYD!
    Did you say 2 years of quilting . . . already?
    Where does the time go?
    Have a beautiful holiday season, Donna. šŸ™‚
    Will you switch to a new craft for the new year?

    • don_mae says:

      Hi Crystal, yep, two whole years with just a few days off for your jewelry challenges and a couple macrame/crochet projects. I am loving quilting. Don’t think I will ever get bored with it.

      No NEW crafts planned. However, for 2013 I plan to carve out some time on my other neglected crafts. When is your next bead challenge?

      Merry Christmas to you and family.

  3. Mike Pearson says:

    Hi Donna! You know I love green! I was just thinking about you today because I won that lovely mystery package from you last year (the color green). I have been English paper piecing hexagons since June with all the fabrics I won from you! Can’t wait to share when it’s finished! I talked about it in this post: http://amateurquilter.blogspot.com/2012/12/scrappy-days-are-here-again-and-ton-of.html Have a nice holiday!!! Mike.

    • don_mae says:

      Hi Mike. I saw your green hexies. They are looking fantastic. Love how you have them arranged. Hexies are a LOT of work. I haven’t tried any yet but hope to in the new year. I am looking forward to seeing your finished quilt. Do you have your own long arm or did you rent one? I wish I could afford one. Thanks for the link!!

  4. Deb says:

    Merry Christmas Donna! A little late getting here but been busy busy busy! I hope it was wonderful!

    • don_mae says:

      Hi Debra, Merry Christmas to you too. We had a nice quiet relaxing day. I was over at your blog reading your last few posts. Glad you had fun partying with your friends.

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