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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Playing in Purple Scraps - YUM!

The February color for the 2013 Rainbow Scrap Challenge is PURPLE, so you can imagine how happy I was today, digging in rich, deep scraps to make these vibrant blocks for my Lone Starburst quilt!


Remember, these are not sewn together.  I'll wait until I have 8 of each color done at the end of the year and then mix and match them up in a happy, scrappy way :*D

Since I have more purple scraps than I did pink, you can imagine what fun I had 
playing in all this purple goodness!

This is the Purple bucket that holds all the scraps larger than crumbs
I used these larger scraps for the Lone Starburst blocks, and I'll also pull from here to make a purple Fantasia block, hopefully next week.

And here are the crumbs and a few 2-1/2" strips I pulled together
I'll use the crumbs and strips later for the Crossroads blocks.

As for Stash Enhancement this week, a group of us got together for a trip to Franklin, 
and I picked up a few pieces of fabric to help with current projects.....

I was really afraid the 1/2 yard of gray text fabric I originally bought would not be enough to do all the blocks for the Lone Starburst quilt, so I picked up another 1/2 yard.  Then, I saw that they had all these other text fabrics too, so.....I couldn't just leave them there, could I?


And another shop had this great rainbow stripe.  I'm not sure if it will work with any of my rainbow challenge projects, but I thought it was worth getting some of it, just in case.   
I really love stripes for inner borders and binding. 
I mean, it pays to be prepared, right?  Right?


I also spent a little time today sewing together the Rainbow Pineapples.  It's time for that little quilt to be finished, so I put it on my February "Get It Done" list to motivate me to work on it.
I'll share a picture when the borders are on :*)

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs & Blessings!
Teresa
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27 comments:

  1. The block looks so great, I loved the pink one and the purple is just yummy.
    I am so excited how your rainbows blocks will look.
    Saskia

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  2. I just love this pattern and doesn't the purple just pop on these! And the rainbow stripe fabric is awesome!

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  3. That inner line of purple really makes the block look sharp, it looks great. Glad to see you have found some great greys - have you seen the Mama Said Sew range from Moda, some great greys in that range.

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  4. The Lone Starburst is such a great quilt block, and your collection of purple fabrics is yummy! Great text fabrics, now I'm on the hunt for some!

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  5. Awesome start on purple this month. Your collection of scraps is so pretty, they will be beautiful in your blocks. Looking forward to seeing the finished pineapple quilt!

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  7. It always pays to be prepared! Your lonestar pieces look fabulous, again! I look forward to seeing your projects this month!

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  8. Those text prints are great. Love the way you are using them. That rainbow stripe would be great as binding for a rainbow quilt!

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  9. The block looks so fantastic.
    Greetings from Germany,
    Grit

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  10. I dug out my purple last nite....then I had the urge for grape juice!!!

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  11. I've started to embrace the color purple too! I've always been scared of it for some reason. :-)

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  12. Your Lone Starburst is wonderful. You have so many purples on hand...lucky you! You mixed them up really well for ths block. I love striped fabric for borders...I'm sure you'll find it very useful!

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  13. I KNEW you would love this month's color!! One of my favorites, too. But mine are a little more subdued! Hope to have a couple stitched up next week!

    Praying for a fruitful week of Him for you!!

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  14. My purple scrap bucket is actually empty, I managed to purge that last year when I was cleaning them up into strips, squares and crumbs. So I get to play with nice neat pieces to make all my blocks this month. Then finish up with the pink scraps I still have leftover.

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  15. Will try this again. I love your header on your blog. I just spent time perusing your past blogs--views from your son's, daughter's, and your houses (beautiful!); then on to your pincushions (I think I want to start a collection!); and on to your garage sale finds (I really miss weekend garage sales--not many in our little town/valley!). Had a wonderful time on your blog!

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  16. That Lone Starburst quilt is going to be incredible! Can't wait to see that finish.......and I think I need to borrow some of those grey text fabrics...please, and thank you! LOL

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  17. NOW you are talking MY color. What a great looking purple star you have. Love everything about it. And yes, you could NOT leave all those other text fabrics behind in the store. They want to play with your other beautiful, bright fabrics. You are working on some beautiful projects. BTW, I do love your new header (who wouldn't, but I did miss the beautiful cardinal -- I am watching them in the snow today. I love to see them against the bright white snow.

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  18. I love the rainbow strip. I used that fabric last year on a rainbow quilt for Binding. Oh how I wish I had more. Like maybe 3 yards. Good thing you got it. Love you purple star. It will be a great quilt.

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  19. Purples, purples and *more* purples!! You're in purple heaven right now, aren't you??! Mixing all your starburst block pieces together at the end of the challenge will make for a marvelous quilt -- can't wait for that!! :)

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  20. This is such a beautiful block. But paper piecing is not my favorite. Maybe if I make it a leader and ender. We'll see. Yours is marvelous.

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  21. That star is stunning in purple!
    You are the queen of stash enhancement! : )

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  22. I just love your starbursts ... I can't wait to see the finished quilt. I'd love to make one, but those Y seams intimidate me.

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  23. What wonderful colorful blocks on your post today. Great progress. Judy C in NC

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  24. That stripe will make great binding and borders. Fun! I have the 'word' fabric (the 2nd from the right). I used it to make my sewing machine cover for my exchange, back in December.

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  25. Love your choice of fabrics on your block. Very pretty in purple.

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  26. Beautiful blocks and wow do you have a great purple stash! Love the text fabrics and that stripe......I would have had to buy some of that too!!

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