My greenery quilt is slowly growing, despite the fact that I haven’t been sewing all that many new blocks for it over the past month. Between travel, deadlines, and other quilty projects, the greenery block making has dwindled a bit. I’m sneaking two more blocks in this month, but you’ll have to wait just a bit for those reveals! It’s just another reminder of how perfect of a project this is for me–no stress, no worries! I make blocks when I can, and the quilt will grow as it grows!
I haven’t shown much of an update here, so I thought it would be a good time to show you the blocks I do have! I brought my portable design wall right out into the blizzard aftermath, since with all of this white, I thought some green would do it good!
There really aren’t a whole ton of blocks yet, but I’m including blocks from a few different sew-alongs and bees. Here’s a tour…
52 Weeks with the Quilter’s Planner Blocks (with a cameo from the Garden Snail Snail Paced Sew Along hosted by Angie @ Gnome Angel):
Unnamed by Jane Armstrong, from the first week of January in the Quilter’s Planner 2017. I started off on the right foot at least! Not one bit of the final layout for this quilt is decided yet, except that this little snail is going to live next to this lovely upward ramp! They seem to go together, and so it shall be.
Doves in the Daylight by Michelle Bartholomew, from week 2 of the year. Gosh, I love this block!
Double-Edged Star by Amy Garro, from the last week in February in the Quilter’s Planner. I still want to go back and make some of the blocks I’ve missed, but for now, 1 block per month from the Quilter’s Planner seems to be my pace!
Honey Pot Bee Blocks
The little improv trees are what kicked off this Greenery quilt, and they were a Wild Card to help get us started with Molli Sparkles’ Honey Pot Bee. Pssst…. I’m a Queen Bee for April, so I’ll be adding another block to the mix soon. You’ll just have to wait and see which block!
Starflower block, tutorial by Ellison Lane, the January block thrown into the honey pot by Molli himself!
Sewcial Sampler Blocks
This is Patience Corners, block 1 for the Sewcial Bee Sampler led by Sharon Holland and Maureen Cracknell. I’ve only completed one block from the Sewcial Bee so far, but I love the classic simplicity of these blocks and plan to make quite a few more (as soon as I finish my round 2 Quilt Theory quilt–my big deadline at the moment!)
And all together now, in the snow, since what better time to spread some greenery than a mid-March blizzard!? Per a suggestion by Anna from Mod Quilt Mom, I’m naming my quilt “It’s Easy Being Green 17” since it’s all about greenery and will be comprised of blocks made in 2017. I still might edit it a bit, but for now, the hashtag is #itseasybeinggreen17quilt on Instagram.
No child-assisted blog post of mine would be complete without a hi from my helper, so here’s a quick photo of my adorable helper today (this is for you, Mom aka Grandma)! Maddie had a snow day, and Max, who goes to preschool just a couple towns over, had school as usual. Isn’t it wild the difference a couple towns can make regarding snow in rural Maine!? So today is a fun Maddie-Mommy-Finn quasi-snow day!
With a bit of growing greenery thrown in, since spring MUST be around the corner!
I’m linking up with Let’s Bee Social!
12 thoughts on “Greenery Quilt Progress”
The snail and the ramp do look good together. It’s like a motivation story – if the snail can get up that ramp, we can all overcome our struggles too. Maybe a bit dramatically put but that’s roughly what I thought 🙂
I love this!!! Can’t wait to see how you finish it…
love your colour way, so simple yet effective. beautiful blocks too.
Kitty, oh I just love your all greens color palette! Going to be a fantastic quilt! Your little helper is adorable!
These are all fabulous Kitty!!
I love how you have them arranged on the board and that you just took the whole thing outside in the snow! The green blocks are beautiful but nothing tops a cheerful helper!
Your blocks are great. Love the name. I’m also a bit behind in QAL’s. Oh well….not going to let it stress me out.