Saturday, February 10, 2018

Purple 3.5 Inch Scrap Edition

This week I worked in my purple 3.5 inch scraps.  Can you tell I recently made a Halloween 16 patch quilt that used 3.5 inch strips?   

I ended up making six inch bow ties...


... and three inch snowballs with dark corners because last year I made three inch snowballs with light corners.  Can you tell I used 3.5 inch solid purple strips in a variety of shades to make a pansy quilt? 

Then I added a few things to the Parts Department.  Those little odd four patches were made with the little pieces left over after I cut the 2 inch squares for the bow ties. I used to throw them into the crumb box but decided to try to use them instead.  And that big long strip??? That is made from the 3.5 inch scraps that are smaller than a 3.5 inch square.  At the end of the year I'll probably make all of them into a Chinese Coins quilt.  

18 comments:

Julierose said...

You really have a great collection of purples going on there--I especially like those snowballs...next to string piecing I like snowballing (the only triangles I can manage haha) lol hugs, Julierose

Londa said...

I always enjoy seeing your large variety of fabric scraps. Great idea to make light corners one year and dark the next.

Adventurous Quilter said...

Such great processp 😍😍 the purples are fabulous!

cspoonquilt said...

I love the way you play with scraps! So many great solutions with so many possibilities!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Love the purple one with the witch hats!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Great job on your PURPLE sewing for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge!! Nice additions to the Parts Department, too.

Ivani said...

Great purple fabrics!
Seems you had a lot of fun sewing those blocks.

---"Love" said...

You always come up with the neatest ideas for using your scraps! The purple bow ties will make a great quilt! ---"Love"

Quilty Fred said...

Cute novelty fabrics! They are great on your blocks

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

you have such great purples - they are so vibrant!

gayle said...

I always have to sit back from the computer when viewing your scraps, otherwise I end up drooling all over the keyboard...
Did you miss making Glitter blocks when you had this size scraps out? (Ready to start another one?)

Katie Z. said...

Nice purples!

Pamela Arbour said...

Wow, you have got a lot of purple! I love all of your blocks.

Louise said...

Your purple scraps are all so nicely saturated! I like the coins strip for the Parts Department; that will be just the right thing after it has marinated for a while :)

mangozz said...

I love purple and you have such a nice selection!

Quilter Kathy said...

Terrific ideas for using up the scraps!

scraphappy said...

You have done a great job at using up every last bit. Congrats!

Sally Trude said...

Of course, the black cats are my favorite, but the witches hat fabric is hysterical.