Sunday, October 1, 2023

🌈RSC Teal🩵

Do you know the difference between teal and turquoise? I'm pretty vague on it, but I found a definition on the internet that said: "Teal is a dark greenish-blue color while turquoise is a lighter greenish-blue color."

Then there's aqua!!! "Aqua is lighter than both teal and turquoise. Turquoise is basically a darker versions of aqua, while teal is even darker still, and also has more green." Got it?! Hopefully I can remember it now!

September's Rainbow Scrap Challenge (RSC) is teal! I'm including turquoise and aqua in these blocks, too! I'm doing 6 x 6 postage stamp blocks this year, using 2 1/2" squares, mostly from leftovers bits as I'm cutting out quilts!!!
Here are my individual blocks. Check them out--I always enjoy hearing if we have any of the same prints!!!
Only 6% of these teal/turquoise/aqua prints came from Japan!🇯🇵 It is not a big color in Japanese culture, unlike indigo blue, of which I made 12 blocks in January and I have another good stack going since then.
My 2023 RSC Block Count:
January:        Dark/Bright Blues        12 blocks
February:      Pink                               8 blocks
March:          Green                            4 blocks   
April:             Purple                           4 blocks
May:             Orange                          4 blocks
June:            Light Blue                      4 blocks
June:            Light Green                   2 blocks
July:             Red                                5 blocks
August:        Yellow                            5 blocks
September:  Teal/Turquoise/Aqua     5 blocks
Total:                                                 53 blocks
October has been declared light neutrals, or start layouts. I have plenty of light neutral but they won't fit in these quilts. I'm going to need 7 more blocks to make 2 quilts, so I'll fill in this month with whatever colors I have on hand.
See the colors for each month, and the Saturday link parties at Angela's blog: So Scrappy!!!


  1. Pretty blocks! This color has always kind of confused me, with the big variations between greenish and bluish! I like it, I just don't understand it. Good luck with the layouts!

  2. Thanks for the definition of colors, even if in French I mix up the names! Lovely blocks, and looking closely at your fabrics I was thinking that few of them were Japanese, just before reading about it ;) I don't think I'll be sharing any with you, but I love the skier and the colorful geometric print next to him in the 3rd block ;)
    Thank you for sharing and linking up today! It's always fun to look at your fabric scraps ;)

  3. Your blocks are so pretty, Nancy! I love all the shades of turquoise - dark, medium, or light. And, yes, you've got something in your blocks that's been in my stash, too - the one with the blue and white leaves!

  4. The color definitions are somewhat helpful, although I tend to use them interchangeably; obviously I am wrong! Love your blocks. Can't wait to see what you come up with, you sure have plenty!

  5. Well now I know. Lol . I was wondering the same thing when I was working with my RSC . I kept pulling a mixture of teals and aquas too. I may need to write the definitions down for next year. Your blocks look fabulous, Nancy. Thank you so much for answering a question that I had pondered too. Hugs.

  6. I love looking to see if I have any of the fabrics in others quilts. None today. Thanks for the definition of color.

  7. Aqua has been a favorite color for a long time. Turquoise and teal as I’ve gotten older, cause now I’m grayer and can wear the deeper colors! But, no I don’t have any of those fabrics in my stash! But there are lots of gorgeous ones!

  8. Hi Nancy! Your description and definition of the three colors make perfect sense. I think I've actually got it now! All of your RSC blocks look great. It will be a fun quilt top once you have them all sewn together. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

  9. Thanks for sharing the definitions...those have been confusing to me as well! I can't wait to see what you do with all of these wonderful blocks! This month, we don't share any of the same fabrics. :)

  10. I always wondered what the difference in those colors were but never stopped to look it up. I don't have any of the prints you used in these blocks.

  11. Ok, so now we know the difference. But will we be calling the various colors by the right names or just say whatever color name comes to mind? yes, I have one piece like yours third block. 5th row, 5th column. I think you have some grunge in the mix and I'm pretty sure I have the same one.

    1. Too true!!! Turquoise comes out much easier and quicker than teal or aqua, for some unknown reason!?!

  12. Cool blocks! I was excited to see "my block star" on IG this morning. Always so cool to see your blocks - and I am impressed with you always keeping up. I am on the verge of getting behind on my own Sew Along *insert eyeroll As usual looking forward to you puzzle-ing them all together. xo

  13. Thanks for the clarification on those colors. Your blocks are pretty, as usual. I think I maybe saw some Grunge in them, which is the only fabrics I have like you. You have some cool prints in those blocks, though!

  14. Hi Nancy, those are such lovely blocks. I did the same thing - researched aqua and teal on Google and was very happy that they are related. Have a great week.

  15. Beautiful blocks, Nancy! Thanks for the definition of the three colors. I have always kind of used them interchangeably! Learn something new each day! Thanks for sharing on Monday Musings. Have a great weekend!


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