04/14/20 Scrappy Everglade Update

Ready for a little color? I haven’t worked on my scrappy Everglade blocks in forever, and I have missed it.

After finishing the appliqué for Hunt, this has always been the project I wanted to come back to. It’s colorful, carefree and the blocks take just the right amount of time to keep it interesting.

It’s been several years since I started this project, and there’s never been a deadline or purpose other than to enjoy each block, color and fabric combination at the time. Appliqué is addictive. There is an instant gratification of seeing your block once you cut it out. It’s such a low commitment to some serious visual pleasure. With this project, I didn’t want to get too carried away with any one step, and so I decided I’d work 1 block at a time and let the reward for finishing 1 block be picking out the next one.

This is my newest pick. The piece from Collection CF was sitting on my cutting table just wanting to be made in to a block. I took it to my Liberty pile and liked this pairing the best–although there were many many good options.

It’s funny seeing them all together, because I have not had an overall color plan other than not to use too much white. Being a block-by-block selection process, it’s been more a diary of the fabrics that are speaking to me at the time, which is interesting to see all other. Sometimes it’s a new acquisition or sometimes it’s something from another project or on the cutting table that I am inspired to try. There are no real rules.

I’m not surprised to see so many warm colors, but I am a little surprised by how many purple-y pinks I have in there. There’s also no green somehow, which needs to be addressed! There are several good bright yellows, pickle and wasabi. I love that and want to see even more.

I now have 26 blocks finished–yay! And I’m ready to pick out the next one.

pattern: Everglade, I’m making the small blocks

fabric(s): I think all of my collections are represented, plus Liberty of London

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8 Responses to 04/14/20 Scrappy Everglade Update

  1. rebeca April 15, 2020 at 5:17 pm #

    What made you decide on this project? And how long does it take you to decide I would like this print over gingham yellowish/green? Thanks.

    • carolyn friedlander April 16, 2020 at 1:41 pm #

      Thanks, Rebeca! It’s a project that I’ve always enjoyed making, and I like the shapes and fabric possibilities. 🙂

  2. Melanie April 16, 2020 at 10:19 am #

    Wow, what a gorgeous collection of blocks. The riot of colour is simply wonderful and warms the heart. Looking forward to seeing how this progresses. Enjoy and thanks for the inspiration! Take care and stay well. ox

    • carolyn friedlander April 16, 2020 at 1:42 pm #

      Thank you, Melanie! Take care and stay well to you too!

  3. Janine April 17, 2020 at 2:53 pm #

    This is so beautiful, Carolyn!

    • carolyn friedlander April 17, 2020 at 6:03 pm #

      Thank you, Janine!


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