Thursday, May 12, 2016

Forest {RSC May 2016}

Last week when I pulled my greens, I was surprised that I didn't have more scraps. This week, when going through some of my projects, I found the reason why:


A pile of greens BIGGER than what I had in my scrap box was hanging out in a bag of fabrics that I had brought home from my mom's house at least a year ago. Some of these are really large hunks and chunks from backings. Needless to say any dent that I make in my greens will be outweighed by this discovery. Oops.

I decided to go ahead and finish up all of my green blocks for this month and then start thinking if there are any other projects that I can do with primarily greens (time to dig through the abandoned project box!) over the rest of the month.

# 50 - Honey's Choice, #51 - Hovering Birds, #52 - Hovering Hawks
#53 - Jackknife, #54 - Kitchen Woodbox, #55 - Linoleum

Since Hovering Birds and Hovering Hawks are such similar blocks, I did my best to color them very differently to keep them from looking too similar. I think my favorite out of this set is Honey's Choice. 


Despite the wide range of greens, I think these will blend well together once I finally get all of these blocks completed and finish the quilt. 

I've already started thinking about how I am going to put this quilt together and what colors to potentially use for sashings. My initial thought is to use white or off white solid since I haven't used any solid other than a little bit of grey solid last month. My other thought was to put a thin border around each block in a solid color -- for these green blocks I would use various solid greens -- and then put all of the blocks together. 

How do you think I should put everything together? Any FW veterans out there with tips to share?

Sharing at Scrap Happy Saturday and Fabric Tuesday!

15 comments:

  1. OMGosh, I love all your sampler blocks, such fun you have! What will you do with them all? What size are they?

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  2. Those blocks look so much better made up than the graphic!

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  3. Such fun sampler blocks! Love that little Honey's choice block. Just darling.

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  4. I like that Honey's Choice, too! I always love pinwheels. I bet a whit or off-white sashing would look great with your rainbow blicks.

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  5. I love seeing your FW blocks every month. What a terrific project for RSC!
    I'm a fan of waiting until all the blocks are done before making a decision about sashing. Of course, that doesn't stop me from dithering about it for the whole process...

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  6. I think these blocks together will be a gorgeous quilt top. As far as sashing options go, I would do a lot of auditioning on the design wall/floor with photos taken of each combination. Sometimes it is easier to see and make a decision using a photo than in real time.

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  7. Your monthly blocks always inspire me! This is going to be a fabulous sampler quilt. As far as sashing, you have plenty of time to decide, so enjoy the process!

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    1. I agree,with Julie about pics all along,the way. Input from others has really helped me.

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  8. It's always fun to see your sampler blocks - this week's blocks are no exception!

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  9. Honey's Choice is my favorite too! Another set of great blocks, Alison!

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  10. No help from me...I'm a FWS UFOer. I think my fav this week is Jackknife.

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  11. What a fun collection of sampler blocks - love the basket block.

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  12. I'm also in the camp that votes for getting all the blocks made before making a sashing or setting decision. You've got a lovely start, however you decide to use them!

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  13. Hmm, either sashing option would work. The frames around each block would be a different look than you typically see on samplers, but it would be more work. Good luck on deciding on the final setting.

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  14. Such lovely blocks with a wide range of greens!

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