Saturday, April 26, 2014

The Songs of Purple Summer - ScrappyHappy Saturday

And today is the last Saturday of purple.  I don't know where April went.  I did get quit a few sampler blocks done this week. 

I've been learning how to put fabrics together that I wouldn't normally put together.  Things are to be scrappy  so you use what is in your scrap bins whether they are a perfect match or not.  I think it stretches the creativity genes, which is good. 

The block on the bottom right is a cat.  I need to embroider the eyes and whiskers yet. 

Head on over to SoScrappy and check out what others have done with this color.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Purple Mountains Majest - ScrapHappy Saturday

It's been a long time getting these blocks done.  April has had a mind to throw a lot of other things at me and keep me from sewing quilt blocks.  My granddaughter got accepted to Job Corps and they gave us only a week to get ready.  And then I have two graduation quilts (that aren't purple!)  The tops are finished, just basting and quilting yet to do.

I'm loving how this quilt is turning out.  Realizing I need to take more time to match the squares up as I sew the rows on


Wasn't sure I'd have enough different 1 1/2" strips for this block.  Tried to start with the blue-purples and work my way to the red-purples.  This color is like the Teal color of last month......lots of variations


My thee 6 1/2" blocks.  Not many to show for the third week of the month. 

Hop on over to SoScrappy and see how other quilters have used the majestic purples.