What does a lime,
and Kermit the Frog
have in common?
They love being GREEN.
Last week at my monthly quilt meeting
it was decided at the next meeting on March 17th,
for St. Patrick Day,
everyone should bring a GREEN quilt to share.
The decision was followed by lots of questions.
Does it have to be all green?
Could it be a Christmas quilt?
Could it be something other than a quilt?
Don't you love quilt meetings!
Later at home I took a quick visual inventory
and I came to the
complete realization that I
didn't have a predominately green quilt!
In fact, except in rare occasions
green is probably my least used color
except for appliqued leaves.
So before Kermit could say,
"Hi, Ho, Kermit the Frog here,"
I was digging into
my "overflowth" basket of strips
pulling GREENS and lights.
I needed some inspiration and
found it in Laundry Baskets book,
and this quilt.
I wasn't out to reinvent the wheel,
but to have fun sewing a GREEN quilt.
Sewing strips together
and subcutting into
square units is the fast way to make a bunch
of simple 4 patches.
Swirling the seam allowances
make the centers lay nice and flat.
It didn't take long to
get the first block sewn.
Who knew a block
made up with lots of different shades
could look so good.
So I'm off on my green tangent
keeping Kermit's thoughts in mind.
Until Next Time-