Saturday, March 9, 2019

green chandelier blocks

I have three sets of blocks going for the Rainbow Scrap challenge. This month the color is GREEN so I made some green chandelier blocks this week. The free pattern came from Stitch Therapy and the block size is 6" finished.
I probably have more green scraps than others, but while digging through the three little bins this week, I realized a lot of them are dark, or grayed out. Maybe I've culled out the brighter clearer greens over the years.
This pattern calls for small pieces which is nice, for a mix of pattern, tone, and availability. If possible I try to cut something close to the size I need, so stingy with fabric when I have so much! It's just when you see a cute pattern like the cow or light bulbs, you hate to cut into a big usable piece to get a 2" or 3 1/2" piece. Still... a quilt needs cuteness.
It needs to sing!
I'm using up scraps, plus scraps from the beige/white bin. It's finally getting small enough to close the lid! After the Valentine quilt and two of the RSC blocks this time! Kind of nice to whittle it down a bit.
I mean one doesn't want to use up anything totally, right? In case that fabric would be perfect for the next landscape, or gemstone, or whatever!

So when done, I pulled out the red, and yellow blocks and put them up to see how it might go together.

Crikey! Now I see I'll have to make some decisions... keep colors together in lines? or Mix them up?
Get a bigger design wall? I hope this turns into an actual bed quilt to use in summer and we have a King mattress. I've never paid a long arm quilter but because this is set on point, I am not sure if I want to quilt it myself in sections... which will be yet another decision to make.
linking to
Esther's blog Wednesdays 
Midweek makers wednesdays
design wall Mondays at smallquiltsanddollquilts
lovelaughquilt.mondays
oh Scrap Sundays
 scrap happy Saturdays
sewcanshe Saturdays

20 comments:

  1. I love the chandeliers project. Such interesting fabrics. Keep the colors together! They make nice lines of color. And you're not "stingy" with fabrics! It's called being frugal. Waste not, want not! :) Have a lovely weekend!

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  2. My vote is to keep the colors together. There is more unity.

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  3. I've been wondering about how to set the chandelier blocks, as well. Maybe next month I'll put them up on the wall together. Right now I'm thinking they might have more impact lined up by color. But I've only been making 8 blocks/month so that's not going to work unless I make more ...

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  4. Love this! I like the lines best. It will be singing for sure; Brightening your bedroom!

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  5. Green is my favorite colorπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š The cow and birds are wonderful.

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  6. I love your chandelier blocks! All those chains of pretty color! And I have to tell you I found a girlfriend for Milo! A pretty black standard poodle named Macy. We've been down at my mom's helping with a garage sale and Macy came walking by. I took her picture - will share it when I get it off my phone!

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  7. Love your chandelier blocks, and i also prefer them in the colour rows. So pretty, i can just imagine it as a lovely large quilt.

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  8. I love, love, love the green chandelier blocks. Slainte my friend, you are so talented. Kisses to to my fellow curly head.

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  9. Loving your rows of colour, it's looking like one of those beaded curtains! very pretty.

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  10. I'm sure it would look great either way. If I get a vote, I think it would be for lines of the same color. For now, just keep sewing!!

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  11. Hi LeeAnna,
    and we're only into March! Looking good!

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  12. Your chandelier blocks look amazing! xx

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  13. These are looking great! They have more impact in lines than mixed up, I think.

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  14. Pretty! I like how these are turning out.

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  15. Such a pretty quilt! Reminds me of a stop light with just these 2 colors so far. That cow and bird print just make me smile!

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  16. Oh, I love those blocks! I’m always for a mixed-up colors layout, but I know whatever you do will look great!

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  17. Those greens are so pretty, and I do love that bird print. I do understand the desire to not cut into some of the prints, but I also agree 1000% that sometimes the quilts just need a bit of cute to them! Those block colors all together just make me smile!

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  18. Your colorful blocks are popping! You will be using up lots of scraps while turning this into a king size quilt!

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