Friday, April 03, 2015

purple progress!

it seems every month when the RSC color changes, I pull out all my scraps, crumbs, squares, chunks and strips and say to myself "oh good- I don't have very much of color XXX."

usually I'm wrong! purple is no exception.... while it's certainly true that I don't have much purple in my stash,  I have a bit more than I thought!


I spent one night this week going through my purple drawer, pulling out anything less than ½ yard. I made 2½" strips, 3" blocks, and the rest went into my crumb jar.


I made 25 scrappy (and mostly  monochromatic) 9 patch blocks- using Kona white, and a scrappy black center.


I was also able to make 30 4 patches. there are of course many repeats of fabrics in all these blocks, but I do make an effort to make sure there are no 2 blocks alike.


Blogger was/is being more cooperative this week than it was last week, so if you'd like to see my yellow blocks from last month, go here. and you can go here to see everyone else's pretty purples.

12 comments:

scraphappy said...

Great start to a new month.

Marly said...

You've done so much already, and the month's hardly begun! Super!

Lisa J. said...

I'm also very impressed with the amount you've gotten done. Especially with the busy life you live.

Cathy said...

Moving right along, I see!

Scrappy quilter said...

You've started out great. Your purples are wonderful.

Angie said...

A great start! Do you use the 3" scrap blocks for your 9 patches?

The Joyful Quilter said...

Wow!! I've barely TOUCHED my purple fabrics (only gathered them, preparing to sew) and you've already sewn a MONTH'S worth of blocks in the first week!!! LOL

Nice start to the month of PURPLE.

Nann said...

Looks as though you're making good progress at busting the purple stash. I like the little square blocks.

Deb A said...

Wow - so much scrappy purple goodness on your blog today. Great job.

katie z. said...

I'm surprised this year at how many scraps I've run out of (both purple and yellow in 1.5") even after cutting from all my fabrics last year. Of course, I don't think I'll ever run out of blue, and my 2" strips certainly seem to have a life of their own! Isn't it funny how our perceptions can be so off!?

Sheila said...

Love your purple prints and blocks. You have been busy. Happy Easter!

make.share.give said...

Very nice! Any chance we could see all the colors together so far?

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