Saturday, March 5, 2011

Rainbow Scrap Challenge

Today is Scrap Happy Saturday over at SoScappy. I haven't been able to properly participate since the start of the year but hope to do so from here on. The color for March is appropriately green. I have pulled my stack of green nickels, cut some of them into quarters and made four patches.
I am going to have to make many more quilts to put a dent in these nickels. The tone on tones are in front and the ones with added colors are behind. My specialty nickels (batiks, 1930s, flannels, patriotic, fall, etc) are in drawers.
Next I think I will border them with white and then a solid green. I got the idea from Ellen at Little Jewel Quilts. I loved her Blue Eyes quilt as she was piecing it and thought I would copy it (which she said would be fine). I decided to use a four patch center instead of the crumbs because of all of those nickels.
But a week later I saw her final quilt with it's fantastic border and I knew I would not be copying that. I just don't have the patience for that. Isn't it great? Mine will have a much more simple border.
Check out more green scrappy projects at SoScrappy.

8 comments :

Jessica said...

Sounds like a great idea! I love your blocks so far.

Scrappy quilter said...

It's going to be wonderful. And yes that is a lot of work for that border, however beautiful quilt she made.

Connie said...

I like your idea, it should look great!

Mary said...

I like the 4-patches too and I wouldn't do the Crazy Patch border ever. It does go with that quilt you used for inspiration. You have a lot of Charms! Did you cut them all or buy them?

Miss 376 said...

You will still have a stunning quilt. Can't wait to see it's progress

Ellen said...

I can't wait to see how your quilt finishes up. You are so organized with your nickels..and it looks like you do have quite a few to use up! Thanks!

scraphappy said...

Wow do you have A LOT of nickel blocks. What a wonderful way to collect fabric. I love your idea for using them all up. So glad that the green finally inspired you to jump in! I was sure you couldn't resist this month.

desertskyquilts said...

This will be a great quilt! I love the greens, and I can just see that quilt in green. The border - well, it's just leader-ender piecing of 6 inch bits and they don't have to be microscopic in size. You'd be surprised how fast that goes. You might try some while you're piecing your blocks and see what you think. No foundation, just square it up at the end, and it is what it is.