Saturday, February 16, 2013

Purple or Violet?

Here is my next Palm Branch block for one of my Scrappy Rainbow Challenge projects.
You can find the paper pieced pattern by Kristy over at Quilt Play.
It is "purple" or "violet"? 
In my quilty adventures I have met some quilters who don't like "the P word", and always use "Violet" to describe this colour. 



Whatever you call it, I really like this block and enjoyed using up some lighter scraps of Purple/Violet. Each block uses 14 different scraps plus the background fabric.
Here are the 7 blocks I have sewn so far. Looking forward to adding in some green, yellow and red blocks this year.
It is so fun to see the variety of scrappy projects the rainbow quilters are making this year. Hop over and check it out at SoScrappy's.

16 comments:

Sarah said...

These are looking really good. I can't wait to see a whole quilt of them!

Faye said...

These are beautiful. What a clever idea!

Pattilou said...

All your blocks together look just great. Can't wait to see other colors added, too.

scraphappy said...

I think violet is the only shade that exists as a true wavelength of light on the color spectrum. Purple is a tone of violet which could be a pigment but not a true color of light. Either way, both of your blocks are lovely. Thanks for joining in the fun.

Andra Gayle said...

Very Cute! Love your colors and love that block!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

These blocks are so pretty! Love them no matter what you call them...

Terri said...

Love your blocks, Kathy. Come on over and see mine on my banner. I'm going to add two more rows at the bottom to make a better quilt shape.
Are you using a varigated off white for the ribs? It is quite nice.
Hugs

Janet O. said...

I love purple. Doesn't matter what you call it. These blocks are so interesting to the eye. There seems to be movement as they play off of each other. What a quilt they will make!

katie z. said...

Your blocks are fabulous!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm....I just love these blocks!! Why didn't I do this one?????

Cathy Tomm said...

Great violet block. I always have trouble spelling and call it purple more because I can spell it better. But this new block is a good example of violet. I do not have to many violets in my scraps left, mostly dark purple. Love your project.

Lesley said...

Love your blocks! A perfect way to display some gorgeous fabrics!

Sheila said...

LOVE your palm blocks, Kathy. Terri at Quiltncards is making rainbow palm blocks this year, too. I going to enjoy watching you two make these blocks each month this year!

Kate said...

Love this block! It's going to be a gorgeous quilt when you get them all made and set.

Edith said...

Oh wow! These palm branches are looking wonderful.

Deb A said...

Love all of them together. You are doing a great job on them.