Saturday, March 10, 2018

With just a touch of lime

Well, the RSC color for March is a springy limy green, so I dug up through my pile of green bits to see what I could come up.

First up is an Orts block.  (Go here for a link to the pattern and a peek at how I'm constructing these blocks.)


I keep having the best of intentions of making more than one of these blocks each month, but here it is March and I'm still at only one-per.  Though there's a fair bit of March left, so maybe it could happen.

Next up were my beloved Centennial stars.


I enjoy planning and making these blocks enough that I'm starting to stack up some 2 5/8" squares for the centers for future blocks.  (It's an awkward size, but apparently there's some magic math involved that I'm totally willing to accept.)  Any time I'm cutting a 3" strip for something, I lop off a 2 5/8" piece and square it up.  I'm a firm believer in multitasking when I've got a rotary cutter in hand.

Speaking of multitasking - I'm slowly but surely piling up bits for Totally Demented.  My supply of 2.5" squares is being raided for sewing triangles, plus I'm cutting more 2" HSTs to add to the ones I'd already been stockpiling for my flying geese blocks.


Those poor flying geese - I've been dreaming of a flying geese strippy quilt for the longest time, but I keep cannibalizing the parts for other projects.  Most of my finished geese blocks ended up in my Gwennie medallion quilts, so I made some more.  But most of those got sucked into Long Time Gone (aka Are We There Yet), so I had to start over again.  Now my triangles are getting drafted into yet another side project.

Someday my geese will come, but it doesn't look like it's going to be anytime soon...


Linking with SoScrappy for ScrapHappy Saturday.  Come see all the limy goodness!





14 comments:

The Joyful Quilter said...

Nice start to GREEN month for the RSC!! We linked to Angela's blog at the same time today. I beat you by a nanosecond! Linked, hopped over, and there you were in the last linked spot. Funny! I expected to see my own post there. Off to check out that cool block you made...

Wanderingcatstudio said...

I am loving that lime! Admittedly, I'm a green girl - but that lime has some serious pop! LOVE IT!

scraphappy said...

Love that first lime block. I'm sure you will have enough geese someday. A least they are all flying into good homes.

Libby in TN said...

Every time I see your Centennial blocks I think I should make some. Maybe next month ...

Chantal said...

Those are the greens I like (besides the ones in my wallet). I love lime green. The block in the first picture is so awesome! ♥ Don't get me wrong, I love the Centennial Stars too. I just love your green post. Gosh! I wish my backyard look like your post. (Sigh) We had snow again, so I am finally sewing!! ;^D

Cathy said...

Good stuff! Glad you got some sewing time in. And it's fun to see how you and Sally are approaching Totally Demented. I'm sewing along but just going to make all the HSTs first.

Jo said...

You have a bit of cutting and storing going on.. good to keep busy

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I love that green Ort block - so pretty! It will be fun to see your progress with Totally Demented, too!

PaulaB quilts said...

What is/are Orts? Very interesting blocks. That bubbly lemon lime is wonderful, really fizzy.

Mystic Quilter said...

Yummy lime fabrics and two great patterns.

Sally Trude said...

I think I have green spotted envy. And hopefully with spring you will have more time with the sewing machine, unless you get pulled more and more outdoors.

Quilty Fred said...

Beautiful lime green,and great blocks! Flying geese will have to wait a little more ;-)

Angie said...

I love how all those lime-y greens are playing together in your blocks!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Those are such happy greens—very spring-y! I have to start cutting multiple projects at one time—great tip!