I have lots of dark greens. They were one of my favorite colors to work with early in my quilting life.
The problem with those early dark greens is that the dyes were not all that stable, so I've sort of avoided using them in recent years. Still have them, though.
That makes me just a tad nervous about using them in my string blocks this month, but I'm taking the chance. There will be a lot of detergent and color absorbers in the wash after I get the quilts made. And some finger crossing, too.
I also have some sage greens, so I tried to sprinkle them in as much as I could.
I actually had these all sewn up in September. (After all, I knew what the color would be.)
I continued to add in other RSC colors in one strip of each block.
I've enjoyed making all of these blocks, but have been eager to make quilts with them.
As soon as I finished the blocks, I got to work on a couple of quilts.
First, I split my batch of blocks in two. I used half of them (40) to make a simple top. Here is the beginning of the layout, with Kona Snow for the background. That top is finished now. I'll share the whole thing when I have it quilted.
I decided that I wanted a print for the background of the other quilt. I had a print style in mind (see this awesome string quilt by Mari, the Academic Quilter that served as my inspiration) and looked everywhere for something that matched my vision. I finally found a fabric that seemed to work okay. (You can't go wrong with llamas, butterflies and turtles, even if they are all chopped up.) The only problem was that I didn't like how my pink and purple blocks looked with it. So I quickly made 8 more blocks in the other RSC colors to use instead. I had plenty of strips leftover from the other RSC blocks I made this year, so I finished them in a very short time. In my haste, I forgot to take a picture of them, but here are all of the blocks laid out on the fabric.
I've probably moved blocks around some since I snapped this, but they are well on their way to becoming a quilt top.
And do I ever have a plan for those pink and purple blocks!
I'm linking up this weekend with Angela at SoScrappy for ScrapHappy Saturday and with Cynthia at Quilting is more fun than Housework for Oh, Scrap!.
If you're taking part in RSC this year, I hope you've have been inspired by your blocks to get them into quilt tops!
I'll leave you with this Still Life with Scraps, aka my block trimmings.