Saturday, March 12, 2011

Scraphappy Saturday - Chequerboard and new ideas

I managed to get my chequerboard blocks stitched up this week. Sorry about the picture it was taken on a pretty overcast day so doesn't really show up all the lovely fabrics in their best light.It was interesting sorting through all the scraps, as I was cutting the green squares I was thinking there are so many different greens here these blocks are going to look awful, but actually I was pleasantly surprised when they all got stitched up. Some how all these different tones and shades just work together - well I think anyway, I'm sure some of you may think different.You might remember that last week I was struggling to find any inspiration from green, a lot of you left relly encoraging comments and some great suggestions so thank you. I've started on a couple of little things but also something a bit bigger - inspiration came through the letterbox the other day in the form of a pattern - one that I'd forgotten I had ordered so I now have lots of green options to work on this week. I'm going to keep you in suspense though and you'll have to tune back next week to find out what I'm doing......

14 comments:

Miss 376 said...

I Love these blocks. They can be very forgiving for fabrics you don't love and look fantastic when done

Amanda said...

That's the wonderful thing about greens isn't it, that they all seem to go together without any problems.

Scrappy quilter said...

That's what I love about greens. They just all seem to blend together, just like nature does. It's my favorite color!!

scraphappy said...

I agree that all those greens look great together. I think we are used to seeing so many greens mixed together in nature that the variety seems just right.

Just One More Thing said...

Oh I love green and your blocks display the color in a beautiful fashion.

Elke said...

Oh yes, your greens are wonderful together!

Comfort Cove Designs said...

Those checkerboard blocks look awesome!!!!

Quiltingly Yours
Andrea

Elly D said...

WOW! I'm loving these blocks. Such a great variety in the colour green.
Looking forward to seeing how they turn out.
Green isn't my favourite colour but this challenge has me changing my mind :)

krisgray said...

Very pretty blocks - scrappy always seems to make fabrics look good together.

Quilter Kathy said...

It has been hard to get good photos here due to lack of sunshine/daylight. These checkerboard blocks are great!

katelnorth said...

Like these a lot - might steal that idea for green - have been debating what to do. Also considering QST units with white.

Connie said...

Wonderful checkerboard blocks! Looking forward to seeing what else you make in green.

Sarah said...

Im loving these chequerboard blocks they are wonderful.

Wendy said...

It looks fab! I can't believe how much work must go into making all those points match though!