Sunday, April 24, 2011

Scrappy Saturday - Purple

I'm late in posting my Scrappy Saturday post...I didn't actually sew anything on Saturday this week, since we were celebrating my mother-in-law's 86th birthday. But I did work play this week with my purple scraps for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge and I also started a new project...whoops!
The inspiration came from LeeAnn at Nifty Quilts when she posted her new project on the UnRuly Quilting blog.  She is making a word quilt, based on the Virtues Project. I was looking for a project to practice making letters from Tonya's book Word Play Quilts which I got for Christmas, and this seemed to fit the bill perfectly!
I decided to combine this project with the rainbow scrap challenge and got out my purple scraps. Then I checked the list of virtues and picked out some of the shorter/easier words. This word seemed to be the easiest one to start with, and the perfect word to post on Easter Sunday!
I decided to select the background fabrics from my collection of dotty fabrics, and tried my second virtue (with the Canadian spelling, which generally follows the British spelling!)
These were fun words to sew and I am always amazed that the process outlined in Tonya's book actually produces words - like magic! It's a great start to my virtues quilt. I don't know how many words I'll sew, or how big the quilt will be. I'm sure I won't make all the words in purple, but am very happy to have used up these purple scraps. To check out what other quilters are sewing with their purple scraps, hop over to SoScrappy's blog.
Today I will be sewing star blocks for the border on this are a few stars made from my purple scraps:


  1. I like it!! Love how you did the words. Great job!!

  2. I love love love homespun/plaids. I promise (if I win) I will provide it with a good home, right here in my sewing room....sigh

  3. I think a quilt of virtues is a lovely idea.

  4. ohhhh! Purple my favorite color!!!
    Might have to find that book.

  5. You did a fantastic job with the words! I love the stars, too :)

  6. What a happy way to use up some purple scraps. The stars add a nice touch.

  7. great words. Great quilt Idea too.
    What a nice blog

  8. the words are great! the stars too. I'm so glad your starting new projects like me, even though I keep saying I'm not going to. ;)

  9. your quilted words look beautiful!

    its been busy here too. Its been a few days since I posted to my blog. I miss it! Each time I go to start, something comes up and I have to stop. Thankfully we can save post drafts!!! lol

    Quiltingly Yours

  10. awesome words - looks lovely. congrats!