Orange You Green With Envy has been my focus this week as I sew items. It’s my leader/ender project that allows me to leave my sewing machine ready to sew without loose threads at the beginning. During the construction of Rue d’ Osage I was able to get all the strip combos sewn. This week I am cutting all those combos into 1.5″x3.5″ units to be sewn into 3.5″ Nine Patch blocks.
I get ten 9 Patch blocks from each green shade and have three 1.5″x3.5″ units left over. The 9 Patches are then made into Double 9 Patches with plain 3.5″ squares of each orange color. With 5 shades of green I will end up with 10 Double 9 Patch Blocks of various combos. I need 12 blocks, so I will need to cut a few more pieces to finish the last 2 blocks. I want to wait to see which green shades I prefer against the dark orange to decide which ones will be used. I am thinking the 2 darkest greens since most of the shades are fairly light.
I was able to put the 2nd row together for a preview of the colors. Now I am second guessing my light orange!!! It wouldn’t be too hard to rip and redo in a different color, but I am not sure it’s going to be any different. I think it’s my *C/SCOCD that is in play. Once I have the entire top made I will be OK. Considering I love my mock up, I might just be obsessing over the limited view of the quilt top at this time.
*C/SCOCD: Color/Scrap Control Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Where a person cannot blindly allow color or designs to exist naturally. They must control the process for an even placement of color. Basically, me all the time! I can’t be the only one?