Growing Rainbow Scrappy Sprouts

I have spent two days in my sewing corner concentrating on making my RSC Sprout blocks grow into proper plants.  
I have feed them and done quite a bit of pruning.  There was a lot of "genetically modifying restructuring" (unpicking) required to ensure leaves had an even colour tone!
I previously had no pattern for an overall quilt design, so when I found this quilt layout in an Homespun magazine (June 2015), it got me all fired up to start putting the blocks together.
The designer of this quilt layout is Canadian Krista Hennebury.
but I got my pattern for the leaf block (which is the same as in the magazine) HERE free online from the original designer (who is acknowledged in the magazine) Tracey Jacobsen from traceyjay quilts.blogspot.

I am going to change it around a bit to suit myself.  I have made too many sprout blocks, so I want to add another plant to use them and make the quilt wider.  I love her flowers, but would like to make a dresden flower, perhaps a sunflower?  
 I am anticipating brown as a colour one month, so will make scrappy brown blocks for the soil. But for now I am hoping that the colour for September is orange so I can make the last of leaves(sprouts) and start sewing the plants together.
Happy quilting, Sue.
PS if you want to see more, go to the Rainbow Scrap Challenge link HERE.

19 comments:

  1. What a fun garden you are creating!

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  2. Way to go! I love your sprouts.

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  3. Very serendipitous to find that pattern. Your garden is delightful and I look forward to seeing how you complete the quilt. : )

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  4. I'm SEW glad that you posted layout!! Before now, I never understood WHY you were making Sprout Blocks. I totally get it now... CUTE quilt!!!

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  5. Great garden. It's a perfect way to use your rainbow leaves.

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  6. The sprouts look great! I cant wait to see this one finished. Plus I agree with The Joyful Quilter regarding the design!!!

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  7. I understand now too. It is coming together beautifully, and will be nice to personalize the flowers.

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  8. The sprouts are looking lovely, I think they would also make a lovely border

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  9. What a lovely collection of sprouts! Such a fun quilt. Glad you are having fun pruning and tending to your garden. It is going to be a great harvest when you are done.

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  10. Lovely to see those blocks come to life in that lovely arrangement.

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  11. Your plants are growing so tall and pretty. Must be all the good care they get. Orange should be terrific for them. Thanks for showing the picture of the complete design. By the way, my RSC15 post at place 12 works fine. I love flowers and enjoy summer evenings in our senior living garden area. By the way, my RSC15 post at place 12 works fine. Hope you have a great week.

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  12. Oh, Dresden Plate sunflowers would be perfect! This is going to be so much fun to see finished. I might have to think about making one of these for myself... ;- )

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  13. The sprouts are gorgeous and the layout in the book or magazine is not too shabby either. Love the flowers at the top of the sprouts.

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  14. This is going to be one lovely quilt!

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  15. Oh my. I had no idea this was going to turn out so wonderful!

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  16. Oh, that is going to be sooooo cute. From simple sprouts come glorious flowers!

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