Sunday, January 15, 2017

All Things Purple

Hurray!  The first color of this year in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge is PURPLE!!!

It just so happens I have lots of gorgeous purple scraps.  Most of them fall into two categories:  brights and 1930s reproductions.
So what to do for my RSC 2017 quilt?
What about bright houses?
These were so easy and so much fun, I couldn't stop.
This one has birds on the roof and eggs for the door.
Of course there had to be a cat house.  And butterflies dive bombing it.
What the heck, why not a cow on the roof?
This will be a fun quilt.  I can hardly wait for the other colors. 
Plus the block will use up scraps from my 2.5 in bin and 3.5 in. bin. 
Maybe I'll get the piecing perfect before the end of the year. (Hah!)

Why stop there?
What about the 1930s fabrics?
I tried a fancier pattern first, and realized I probably wouldn't enjoy it enough to stick with it.  So in the end I chose Buckeye Beauty.
Classic patterns are great for scrap quilts, and the easy piecing means I'll enjoy making lots of blocks.  These finish at 8 in. square, and will use up my 2.5 in. and 4.5 in. strips.  I will have to buy some more white solid fabric next time I go to the fabric store.
I've even got a project box just for the Buckeye Beauty blocks and strips to make them.  For me, this is scary organized.

So I'm set for the year now, even for leaders and enders (as mentioned in my last post) to make this scrappy quilt.
I'll be using up 1.5 in. and 2.5 in. 19th Century repros, 2.5 in. and 3.5 in. brights, and 2.5 in. and 4.5 in. 1930s repros.
What do you bet I don't even make a dent in any of them.
Sweet purple dreams!


  1. Two great projects for the RSC and a Leader/Ender to go with. Have FUN!!!

    1. Thanks! I am having a wonderful time (can you tell?)


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