Saturday, January 28, 2017

Scrappy Saturday

There wasn't a lot of sewing going on in my studio this week, but I did finish another "circle of squares" block (block pattern can be found here). It's such a fun block to sew and uses 8 small scraps and a few strips of background fabric.
January is purple month over at the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. I once took a class with a quilting teacher who would not let us use the word "purple". We had to say "violet". I was thinking about that as I chose the scraps for this block. 
The finished block uses mostly the mid violet range, but I found scraps for the other ends of the colour range to make 2 more blocks.


Here are the "red violet" scraps.



Here are the "blue violet" scraps. I could only find 4 today, but I'm sure there will be 4 more in the bottom of the scrap bag to make one more block.

I pieced this block leader-ender style as I was sewing my 8th block for En Provence. Two blocks made at the same time! 
To see more purple/violet projects being made, hop over to the Rainbow Scrap Challenge link up.

15 comments:

  1. Violet just sounds too snobby! I like purple!!!

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  2. I think I had that same quilt teacher. I still call that colour purple!

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  3. violet as a color name is used by most artists. I love red violet... maybe one of my favorite colors. Funny that first person thinks the word violet sounds snobby! silly...

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  4. Hooray for making two blocks at once!! Both are lovely.

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  5. And in a class with Kim Diehl I learned that she does not include purple in her fabric lines. She chooses plum. : )

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  6. Your two purple stacks really do look quite different. I'm sure more will turn up at some point to round out that second block. Making great progress on En Provence.

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  7. I tend to favor the more red violet range but purple of any color is my third favorite color:). Leader-Enders do push projects along!

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  8. Violet sounds so much nicer than purple.

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  9. I like the patter of circle of squares. It's a good one for using up scraps. I have so many different blocks going right now, I'm keeping that one in mind for next year!

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  10. I love your block! I've been working on my En Provence quilt too. Hopefully tomorrow I'll get more done.

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  11. not come accross this block before, thanks for the link will have a go at one to add to a big container full of 12" blocks which I use for reference. Using crazy patchwork style for my blocks

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  12. Lots of pretty purples (violets). Hope you have more time to stitch this next week.

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  13. I love your choice of fabrics for en provence! I have 2 FQ bundles of that, and am just waiting for the perfect thing to call me....

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  14. I say purple! My very favorite purple is a deep rich plum purple.
    I really like that circle of squares block!

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