Saturday, April 18, 2015

Purple Haze or is it a Fog?


I made some 6.5 purple crumb blocks last year when it was RSC purple month. 
The block of the month at Block Lotto is Crumb (or Made Fabric) Stars. They have 3.5 inch centers and finish at 9 inches. I used the same idea and Tri-Rec rulers and my purple crumb blocks and ended up with some gigantic 18 inch (finished) blocks. 


I think next time I will also use some crumbs for the star points. 


They went together quickly and before you know it I had a 40 x 60 top ready to be quilted and donated after I sew together my mountain of batting scraps. 

(Those darned grandkids kept pestering me last night while I was trying to take pictures so I finally gave in and said I would play a board game after my picture taking session.)


In other purple news I used 2.5 inch scraps to make some 6 inch Twinkler blocks and two 8 inch Depression blocks...


...and 13 Pentland Cracker blocks...

...and some lozenges (bitter pills)...


...and some miscellaneous 4 inch things. 

Got Scraps?
Use them up. Show them off each ScrapHappy Saturday. 

14 comments:

Nell's Quilts said...

You've definitely been busy. The crumb centred stars sure are bright! Such great variety in all your projects.

Scrappy quilter said...

I agree, you have definitely been busy. I too like the crumb centered stars.

katie z. said...

Great blocks! I especially like the twinklers.

Stacey said...

Wow, You have been going to town with your purples. All of your projects look terrific.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Looks like you've been REALLY busy sewing!!! Keep up the good work.

Mystic Quilter said...

How on earth to you find the time do get through all this sewing?
Lovely purples!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Wow - you outdid yourself this week!!

Deb A said...

Board games are so fun! Love all the scrappy purple and the fussy cuts on the 4 inch things. So cute.

scraphappy said...

Nothing is more fun than a family board game. Lovely purples, the giant star quilt is just beautiful. Someone will love getting it.

Sheila said...

So much purple love and FUN! Love your prints.

Kaja said...

You are so productive; I am constantly impressed. Lots of lovely purples. I especially like the big stars and you are right, they would look good with scrappy points too.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Oh my. So much pretty purple in this post! Love them all.

audrey said...

Looking good! Purple is a tough color for me to work with, but you make it look easy.:)

Anonymous said...

Hi Cathy! I found your site yesterday through Pat Laquidara's Design Wall and I absolutely LOVE it! You have made some awesome quilts! You and I are a lot alike in that I have many, many tubs full of Civil War repros and 1930s repros (who do not play well with others). I also have lots of novelties and brights since I have two boys ages 9 and 10. I also followed Barbara Brackman's Civil War blog and made a quilt with all my "scraps". I live in Canada so most people thought it was odd that I was doing it, but I love historical stuff and Civil War fabric! Keep on having fun! Tammy (quiltsoftomorrow at hotmail dot ca)