Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Hodgepodge Patchwork Tuesday - Progress on the Green Donation Quilt

Mom and I worked on and off all week on the courthouse round blocks.  I stitched and Mom pressed.  On March 17th, we arranged them on the bed.  Two more to go and then we will have 49 - 10 inch blocks.  That's 7 rows by 7 rows. We placed the lattice fabric under the blocks with the corner stones just to see how it will look.
I cut the lattice strips and then stitched a few of them together.
I stitched one lattice strip to the left side of the blocks and then stitched a corner stone to a strip and added it to the bottom of the block.
I will need two - 10 inch strips for each block. I will need 7 strips for the last side and 7 strips for the top side of the quilt top after I sew the rows together. This will make sense, when I share the next steps and photos in two weeks. The lattice strips are 2 1/2" wide by 10" long. The corner stone is a 2 1/2" square.

We did not finish sewing them, as we put it away and we will work on it again in about two weeks when Mom comes back to visit again.
The courthouse round block is a fun block to make especially when using scraps.  There are about 40 different green fabrics in this quilt.  We are pretty sure there are no duplicate blocks.  There is a one draw back to using so many different fabrics.  They are all different weights and thicknesses, even though they are all 100% cotton fabrics.  Some of them stretch and pull a little.  All in all, I love how it is looking! 

The center square is 2 1/2" by 2 1/2".

All of the strips are 1 1/2" wide.

Round One 
2 strips: 
1 1/2" wide by 2 1/2" long
and  1 1/2" by 4 1/2"

Round Two
2 strips:
1 1/2" by 4 1/2" and  1 1/2" by 6 1/2"

Round Three
2 strips:
1 1/2" by 6 1/2" and  1 1/2" by 8 1/2"

Round Four
2 strips:
1 1/2" by 8 1/2" and  1 1/2" by 10 1/2"

Light green strips - Round One
Leaf green fabric - Round Two
Texture green fabric - Round Three

The completed blocks
Do you remember how I arranged the strips into the drawer organizer? 
 Then Mom would select the strips for each block and placed them on a paper towel and then in a new pizza box.
We took photos of each other as we were working on the blocks.
And the dining room table.
Toby even jumped up to help us!
I can't wait to work on the quilt again. Two weeks will be here before I know it!
I started my Project Quilting Challenge Number Six last night. It's a Zig Zag Challenge.  
I am ziggin' outside the zag on this one! I am using some of the scraps from our green quilt.
Here's a sneak peak.
I started with cream fabric and the leftover strips.
I stitched strips and sliced and diced and stitched and I am not done yet.... 
I'll share all of it on Thursday or Friday.
Don't forget to take time to play!
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Jenny Rodriguez said...

Ohh I love it! I love green quilts, I did a funky one last year that kind of reminded me of this.. Looks like a fun time =)

Lida said...

It becomes a real green field to see! Great fun! And you are both so busy with it! The new one looks interesting too! Here today the sun is shining and I will sit in a corner of the garden to enjoy! Greetings

Cherie said...

Green is an awesome colour!! Can't wait to see the quilt all put together =D

Belinda said...

I guess I don't have to tell you how blessed you are to have your mother to do this project with you! I'd love to have anyone to work on a project with me!!
The quilt is going to be beautiful too! Love it.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

What a great project - love how you keep it all in order and stored while in progress. That lime-ish green is perfect to tie all those blocks together.

Miss Hillbilly said...

It is looking great! Can't wait to see your ziggin and zaggin progress.

Bassetmomma said...

What great colors! And I see you even had a little helper. :)

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Your quilt is looking beautiful! You are so lucky to get to sew with your mom!

Doni said...

Wow, that's really coming along nicely! I love the lattice in there! The colors really do pop with that added in. How fun to play with your mom! I would never have thought to use paper towels to hold the strips together for a block! How cool! Y'all are doing a wonderful job on that. Can't wait to see it finished!
Blessings, Doni

concretenprimroses said...

Your quilt is coming along great! Love all the greens. You have a cute doglet too.

Melissa Corry said...

Love the greens. So much fun!!!

Finding Fifth said...

Oh my goodness you and your mum are sooooo organised - and the pizza boxes? inspired! Found you through your TGIFF link.

Kit Lang said...

Wow - this is going to be amazing!

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

wow, that is a big job..but you are so organized! looking great!

Judee said...

Nice quilt! Great color for March. Thanks for the instructions.

ThreeOldKeys said...

wow, it's a beauty. i am green, not with envy, but with admiration!!!

Shay said...

Of all the eye candy I've seen you make this quilt is my absolute favourite. Gorgeous.

Have fun with your zig zag quilt. I did one last year and loved the way it turned out.

Sara said...

You have come a long way since last week--great to see:)

Quiet Quilter said...

So neat to have your mom help! It's such fun working/playing with someone.

Heather said...

SO loving that green quilt! It's my most, most favorite color. :o) You ladies are doing a fantastic job!

Sarah Craig said...

That is one beautiful green quilt!! I lov eit!! Whoop whoop1!

JanetK said...

That is a beautiful quilt (to be)!

Diann said...

Oh, this is going to be gorgeous when it is done! I love the greens and the choices of fabrics are great! Thank you for sharing at TTF. Have a wonderful day!