I have been fighting off a bug, an annoying bug, that isn't making me really sick, just making me just tired enough that I am not up to my usual game! and I keep needing a nap each day - frustrating! Anyway, I haven't felt all that much like concentrating when I sew so I decided to get a head start on my green scraps for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge!
First I sorted thru my two huge grocery bags of green scraps and found all the biggish odds and ends and started cutting 5 inch squares. Made it to 200!! Decided that I needed a contrasting colour - red is too christmassy, yellow is too aussie (not that I mind being patriotic but not this time) pink is out coz my son might like the quilt without pink and I just may give it to him, blue was done in January so not enough scraps. In the end I decided that it was a good chance to use up some of the beige/pale tan fabric odds and ends that I have and don't particularly like. Another 200 five inch squares! Last night sat in front of the TV and drew diagonal lines on all the pale ones and you guessed it I am already to sew half square triangles.
Now I had a huge pile of squares all pinned and ready to sew. I started sewing today and more tonight. After I had sewn some I threw them up on the design wall - if only you could throw them!
First I tried this............
Then this - and yes I know there are a couple of mistakes..............
and last I tried this.
At the moment I am leaning towards Option 2. My quilt group and I made one of these for charity last year and just happen to be making another one this year. I actually really like this pattern but I am going to keep auditioning patterns in case i find something that appeals more - not sure that will happen but you never know!
Now...what do you all think? Do you have a favourite or have you made a half square pattern that you like and which you think these blocks would lend themselves to?
That is it for me tonight. The boys are about to come home from Youth Group and my goal is to get them off to bed and than I will be right behind them! Till next time....