Monday, April 29, 2013

last saturday for rsc13 green

Since this was our last Saturday of green blocks, I made a few extra.  I have been trying to get a dozen of these blocks finished each week.  I did an extra 4 this time.  It never ceases to amaze me just how many shades there are of every color.  I have made the mistake in the past where I needed a piece to match something in a quilt but didn't take a sample swatch of that color with me when I went shopping.  I end up bringing home something that doesn't even come close to what I needed.  Oh I admit that sometimes I have gotten lucky, but usually it is not quite what I intended.  This is what I love about scrappy quilts!  A little bit of everything seems to go great when it's all mixed together.  I love going to soscrappy's blog to see what everyone else is working on!


  1. Some of those lovely greens live at my house, too. : )

  2. Very nice, I really like scrappy as well.

  3. These blocks look really scrappy. I like them a lot.
    Perhaps you could tell me where to find this lovely pattern. Thanks. Btw, how large are your blocks?

  4. You can find this pattern on page 71 of Leisure Arts book "Quick and Easy Scrap Quilts". It is called CRACKER. The unfinished blocks are 4 3/4" when squared up. I cut my squares at 3 1/4" to 3 1/2" before cutting on the diagonal. That way they always square up perfectly and I don't mind losing a sliver of fabric that is tossed away when it squares up perfectly. The pattern calls for 92 blocks and makes a 48" square quilt. Mine will be a large quilt with 400 blocks.