Saturday, 10 February 2018

The colour purple

For the Rainbow Scrap Challenge this month Angela has given the colour purple. I have made the Squared Away sampler block for February twice. It amazes me how wide the range of purple is. I'm planning to make 20 10" blocks which I think will make a good size for a lap quilt.



There was very little more purple sewing here this week; I've been piecing the backing (!!) for my 2016 scrappy rainbow and there are two or three purple pieces in it. That's come to a halt because I ran out of the fabric I'm using for the border of the backing. I miscalculated how wide it should be so soon I shall have a lot of royal blue to cut off. Meanwhile I don't have enough for the fourth side so I'm all set to visit the LQS this afternoon. No pictures yet; I'll post them when I've finished it.

I'm linking up to 
SoScrappy
 as soon as the link comes online,
so pop in there to see more scrappy purple.

Happy sewing

Marly.









15 comments:

Ivani said...

Beautiful blocks Marly! Love those owls in the ring of the first one, so cute.

scraphappy said...

Beautiful blocks! There are so many purples. I'm always surprised at the wide range.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

The blocks look great :)

Karen said...

Pretty blocks.

Adventurous Quilter said...

Looking fabulous 😀

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Those are pretty! I like the way you made the center ring stand out with the darker purples.

Mari said...

Your blocks are beautiful! Twenty blocks will make a nice-sized lap quilt. Nice work!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Congrats! on getting your Sampler blocks done for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.

Katie Z. said...

Lovely!

Cathy said...

Those owls in the center of the block are sure cute!

Quilty Fred said...

Cute purple fabrics, yours blocks are beautiful!

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

I like them! Love the purple check

PaulaB quilts said...

Hope you find the fabric you need. Your two blocks are such different colors, that's how purple is strange.

Kate @ Smiles From Kate said...

Miscalculating fabric is so annoying, you either run out and have to stop (hopefully you can get some more) or have leftover stuff when you could have spent the money on something else and don't know when you will use it up. Lovely purple blocks, I do like how the centre circles stand out so well.

Sally Trude said...

Yes, purple is quite flexible given it has to live happily with both red and blue. But it comes in handy for the final layout.