Friday, October 26, 2012

::Green::

::Green::

Green.  Really green.

::Green:: jelly roll scraps

Restful, fresh, invigorating green.  Using lots of Kona jelly roll scraps and my teetering pile of green fabrics to conjure a quilt for grandpa.

for grandpa

Tomorrow is our annual Halloween Harvest Party.  We're expecting 40 people as we've invited Aria's entire 2nd grade homeschool co-op class.  All week I've been working on party details while the house gets !painted! and a new, respectable look emerges.  I've even been inspired to do some yard work!  Y'all know that's digging deep.

These simple green blocks have been a nice treat for a (mentally) busy week.  I have no idea what the block is called, but it's so simple that it seems like it must "be" something.  My inspiration came from this quilt, favorited in 2010.  Anyone recognize the block?  They totally have me craving mint chocolate candies.  Like those Andes mints.  Mmm...  If someone doesn't cough up the real name, this block is going to sound tasty....

Also... don't forget to stop by Jolene's at Blue Elephant Stitches for her post on Value Dynamics today.  Pretty fun to see how much value can transform a quilt!

28 comments:

  1. The one you linked to was made from a pattern by Camille Roskelly, called Jelly Filled.

    So it already has a tasty name!

    Gorgeous quilt, btw.

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    1. Oh, thanks! I had this vague feeling that I'd seen it before. Really appreciate it!

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    2. You have! It was Angela @ Raggedy Owl/Fussy Cut who came up with this pattern a few years ago. It is called Apple Crate.

      http://fussycut.blogspot.com/2011/08/apple-crate-quilt-tutorial.html

      I, along with probably a hundred other quilters, did their own version. See mine here ... http://www.craftmylifeaway.blogspot.com/2012/08/my-sweet-charli-bed-set-wrap-up.html

      Enjoyyyy!

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  2. Green is my favorite color so I love this SO much!

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  3. I'm neutral on green, but I love this quilt! Wow!

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  4. Love the green. And it looks great in that tone on tone because you have so many different shades of green. Love the little pops of white as well.

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  5. Love those blocks! I'm filing this in my "quilts to copy someday" folder.

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  6. I love this pattern, and I love the green version!

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  7. Nice! Yay for the house getting painted. I think that's just simply called a Framed Rectangle Block. Here's an example: http://www.maryquilts.com/framed-rectangles/

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    1. Oh, and have a fun party! That sounds like a blast.

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  8. I, too, have a giant stack of green fabric I've been hoarding for an all-green quilt. This one looks great!

    We're going to our church's Harvest Festival tonight--I wish it were a party at my house rather than a chaotic candy-filled crowd!! :)

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  9. Love the green quilt...what a special gift for him!

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  10. I was reading this blog post and thinking "this is so cool!" "I love green!" Then I read on and Saw Aria and her second grade class....I too have and Aria in second grade!!! Too funny. I love your quilt!!!

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  11. The green quilt is so pretty, perfect gift!

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  12. I could definitely go for some green. It's like that scene in the Wizard of Oz when they first get to the Emerald City. :) Have a great party!

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  13. Thanks for that quilt rachel! My 13 year old daughter has been turning her nose up at most of my quilt suggestions for her. I tried to explain a quilt similar to this for her that i had in mind with simple squares but couldn't find a photo that she loved, meanwhile I was saying "like this but different" LOL, I showed her this one and she said" oh yeah like that just different colours?" LOL Thanks and enjoy your party!

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  14. I really love the way this quilt is looking Rachel!

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  15. This quilt looks great already! Yay for green! :)

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  16. I did a little "eeeeeeee!" in my head when I saw your pictures. I love green!

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    1. Sorry I had typos in my first post. I love this quilt and am glad you gave me an appreciation for green. I love the color green but have noticed I don't like green fabric and now I do.

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  18. Hmmm, I like the greens. Can't wait to see more. I just ordered the Color Wheel pattern and can't wait to make it. I'll send you a picture when it's done!

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  19. I'm not normally into green, it's just not a colour I go for, but I love this and it is going to be so beautiful when it's finished. Love it.

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  20. I didn't realize I was a geen freak until I took a look around my house and realized it was either a neutral, center point, or accent in every single room of my house. This could totally be in any room of my house.

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    1. Oh, wow, that's funny! You'll have to make one for your home. It wants to live there! I'm making this in my sewing room surrounded by very saturated green walls. Green it is!

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  21. Really beautiful! I love the mix of solids and prints in these.

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  22. I love this quilt, all those greens together look heavenly.

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  23. I did a version of that block, and I think it was called a bullseye. But it's been everywhere and probably has tons of names.

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