Thursday, March 17, 2016

March Rainbow Scrap Challenge - Purple

March's color for the rainbow scrap challenge is purple. 

I love purple, but purple can be hard with all of its different shades from reddish to bluish. 

Luckily, all of the rainbow quilts I am working on this year lend themselves to separating all of those different shades.

First up, my "birch tree" blocks.

My Medallion Log Cabin blocks.

My "made-fabric" wonky stars.

And finally, my flying geese blocks.

And since I had all of that purple out, I decided to whip up a quick comfort quilt top with it.  I pulled some fabric pieces that have been lingering in my stash forever.  One piece was leftover from a sundress I made for myself in 1992.  Seriously.  It was time to go.  I pulled some "ugly" fabric I couldn't see myself using anytime soon(dark purple tie dye)  and mixed in some pretty fabrics I adore (large purple flowers) and they just kinda work.  I also had some random white triangular cutoffs from another project that would work perfectly as wonky star points.  So I went with a quick and simple go to pattern.  I used up some stash, saved some fabric from the trash and make a purplicious quilt!  I hope to get it quilted up in the next couple of weeks.

And finally, my stash bee queen this month picked this Wanta Fanta block in purple for her block this month.  Lucky me!  I hopw she loves it.

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. Your purple blocks are wonderful. I especially like the birch trees and flying geese.

  2. I'm not sure of my favourite, but those wonky stars might be it!

  3. Oh how I love the birch trees!!! Why do I put off trying them? All are very very nice!

  4. Oh goodness. I love them all. But I love the Birch tree blocks the best.
    You've inspired. I want to whip some up tomorrow. I love yours!

  5. I love ALL of your beautiful scrappy purple blocks!

  6. Love all that purple ���� really liked thise birch trees. That stash bee block is fabulous.

  7. Love all that purple ���� really liked thise birch trees. That stash bee block is fabulous.

  8. What a fantastic variety of PURPLE projects!! Nice work!

  9. Do you ever sleep Tracy??? Stunning collection of blocks. I began the same Flying Geese block last year but had to let it go as not enough time for other projects!

  10. Love your purple blocks! The comfort quilt turned out great. All those purple shades worked wonderfully together!

  11. A wonderful collection of purple, great work. I love the flying geese block colors and especially the birch trees.

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