Sunday, February 24, 2019

Oh Scrap! : My Garden Growns



This week, I worked on finishing up my Rainbow Scrap Challenge blocks for my garden quilt.  My bee block didn't quite turn out like I wanted it to.  The wings were supposed to be a bit more forward and I was hoping it would look a bit more yellow.  I was planning on redoing it. But after I slept on it, I decided to accept its imperfections.




I also wanted a sunflower bloom to fit over my green sprout blocks made last year.  I had quite a few designs pinned but I chose to go with a favorite block of mine - Rolling Stone.  After completing this happy block, I think I am going to make this one of my next RSC blocks.  There are lots of options for value placement - giving each bloom a unique look.



So many of you gave me some great ideas for yellow blocks but I think I am going to quit here with just these three blocks.  I do have to keep this quilt to a reasonable size!

March will be here soon and we will be moving to a new color.  
I am hoping for purple, pink or lime green. I think I need those colors for all three of my RSC quilts.


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It is now your turn to share what you are making with scraps.  Here are the details for linking up: 

  • This linky party is for any scrappy project - It can be in-process or a finished piece.
  • You can link up your blog post (not your homepage please) or Instagram photo from the past week that features your use of scraps.
  • If you are linking to a blog post, I ask that you link back to my blog somewhere in your post. So if you are writing about scraps, just get into the habit of including a link as there will be a linky party available every week!
  • If you are using Instagram, please use the hashtag #ohscrap.
  • This is a party so remember to socialize and comment on the posts of others.
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19 comments:

maggie fellow said...

the more garden you make the more I want to make one too. They are so cute

Chantal said...

Your bee looks cute. I wouldn't change the wings but I have a little problem with its legs; it's missing one. Bees have 3 pairs of legs. Maybe it will give the bee the balance you were looking for with its wings. Anywho! Just saying. Love the sunflower. The choice and placement of the fabric really make it look like what it's suppose to be. Great job! ;^)

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Your bee is cute! I love the sunflower, too - that was the perfect block for it. That would make a great quilt all by itself in all different colors! Enjoy your Sunday, Cyndy!

Kate said...

Love your bee block. This is going to be such a fun quilt.

Jayne said...

It looks like a bee to me! And isn't that really what it's all about...you gave us the visual idea! I love your flower as well. The yellow is coming across and is going to fit in perfectly!!

Mari said...

The bee block couldn't be anything else but a bee, so it's perfect as is. I love the yellow Rolling stones, too. I am also hoping for pink or lime, because weall need some more bright and happy to make it through until spring.

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Bee block is beautiful, imho. And I do like seeing those red, white and blue blocks.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

love that bee and the sunflower block - I guess making that one in a variety of colors you could have a whole garden of blooms!

JanineMarie said...

Those three yellow blocks are so cute together! Ooh, and a whole quilt full of sunflowers will be fun, too!

Ellie said...

The bee is cute but does need another set of legs, I think. The sunflower is wonderful and would make a great quilt by itself! This is going to be such a fun quilt!

Cathy said...

Love how the garden is growing!

Karen's Korner said...

You have been a "busy" bee in your garden.

tubakk said...

Your bee block is so sweet.

gayle said...

I think your bee is adorable, no matter how many legs she has! 8)

chrisknits said...

It's going to be an adorable quilt when you are done!

Louise said...

Mr. Bee is clearly one of those big, slow black bumblebees! He's a good size match for that lovely big sunflower, too :)

Bonnie said...

Your yellow bee and the sunflower look fabulous! great job.

Quilter Kathy said...

I love your blocks! Accepting imperfections is a life skill... I'm working on it too!

Jasmine said...

I love the sunflower and the bumblebee. Great additions to your garden.

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