WIPS on Wednesday

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?

Linking with:
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Inquiring Quilter

8 thoughts on “WIPS on Wednesday

  1. nothingbutknit2 says:

    I think it looks lovely! You will be happy with it once you have balanced out the colors. The lightest area sticks out because it’s the only area of that color. Add more and it will be great!

  2. rl2b2017 says:

    Hi Chris – I love how this is coming together, and I am orange with envy. I don’t make very much with orange, so I would have a hard time coming up with all the scraps needed for this. I ask myself why, because I like orange! I am definitely in the C/SCOCD group with you. Take a deep breath and just keep sewing. It looks great. ~smile~ Roseanne

    • chrisknits says:

      Considering how much I love orange you would think I had more of it in my house! Only two rooms have shades of it. But this quilt will change that! Thanks for the vote of confidence!


  3. inquiringquilter says:

    Scrappy is hard, but be confident of your fabric choices because they are good ones! The main thing is contrast, so you can see the design you fell in love with. You’ve got great contrast here! This will be just as sparkling as the original. And I love orange too! Thanks so much for linking to Wednesday Wait Loss.

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