Saturday, July 2, 2022

Purple Scraps Part I

Monkey Wrench 
10 inch blocks

Purple is the July Rainbow Scrap Challenge (RSC) color of the month.  I don't have many purple scraps. I'm going to be away from home a couple of times this month so I thought I would dig right in and complete as many blocks as I could this week from those purple scraps.  I just used smaller scraps that were already cut at the width needed to make my blocks. 

The Monkey Wrench is made of purple and neutral 4.5 inch unfinished HSTs.  Most of the rest of the pieces came out of my little box of 2.5 inch squares. 

At year end these will be made into comfort quilts for kids - 24 blocks to a quilt in a 4 x 6 layout.

Dandy Quilt Blocks
12 inch finished

I've been making these with scraps in the color of the month plus the color complement for the star points and other half of the HSTs. My goal is 30 blocks in a 5 x 6 layout for an adult sized comfort quilt.    I made QSTs with the star point cut offs. I have been collecting the little QSTs for a couple of years for my version of a vintage quilt. 

Horizon Blocks
4.5 x 9.5 (finished)

If I have a scrap already cut 5 inches wide and at least 9.5 inches in length then I make a Horizon Block. I had some gray in with the purple scraps so might as well make those scraps into blocks too.  I really should count how many I have and figure out how many are needed for a quilt. I have quite a pile of these now and they will probably be made into quilts for kids. 

Windmill Blocks
8 inches

Can be cut from 2.5 or 4.5 inch scraps.   I'm making them with dark and light scraps in the color of the month. The light is the background. 

8 Patch
6 x 8 finished

I have quite a few of these now. I should take count. They will be made into donation quilts. 

X and +
7.5 inch blocks

Made with 3.5 and 2 inch scraps. I've been making these for a couple of years. I think my goal is 99 blocks and I think I only have 17 more blocks to go. Most of those will be brown. I've already picked through my 3.5 inch squares and found sets of four brown squares to complete my remaining blocks.  

Postage Stamp Pandemic (PSP20)
8 inch blocks
I've been making these for a couple of years - at the start of the pandemic in 2020. . I think my goal is 121 blocks and I may have over one hundred blocks now. Little by little...

Then I have 3 inch Snowballs with light corners. I'm going to alternate them with some old 3 inch Nine Patches I have with light corners.   The switch plate blocks (3 x 5) can be cut from 3.5 or 1.5 inch scraps.  There's a 3.5 inch width strip for a future Chinese Coin quilt made with pieces less than a 3.5 inch square and 3 inch Square in Square blocks with white on black corners. 

And sew on...



Linda said...

All gorgeous! The Dandy Quilt blocks are so pretty. You have large collections of these groups of blocks stashed away - so now I’m looking forward to seeing them made up into Donation quilts.

Meredith said...

Love those dandy blocks! Your square in a square blocks are great, too. Been seeing some version of them everywhere; think I need to join the party. As always, love your blog!

Pat in MI said...

sew many pretty purple parts!

Ivani said...

Love all the variety of blocks you made and also the beautiful purples.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Your variety of blocks always make me happy. Scrappy rocks (and so do you).

Deb said...

Wow , what great blocks! And you know where to find them! Mine get scattered so I get behind and distracted by another project! Great work on purple, stay safe and sew on !

Julierose said...

Just lovely purple blocks!! Your output is fantastic!! You go girl;)))
Hope your 4th is a good one hugs, Julierose

gayle said...

Look at all that pretty purple! Purple always makes me smile!

Sylvia@Treadlestitches said...

Thanks for such a fun scrappy purple post! I love the black cat in the center of the Monkey Wrench block.

Linda Swanekamp said...

All your blocks made me smile and appreciate all the work in them. I just love the blocks you make!

Grams Jean said...

You are just SEW prolific!

Nann said...

You may not have a lot of purples and now you have a lot less! I'm making 6" windmills for RSC this year.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Fabulous selection of PURPLE scraps, Cathy!! I know there are MORE where those came from. :o))

Sandy Panagos said...

Wow, your blocks are really coming along. I like how you are incorporating other colors into your Monkey Wrench blocks. So fun!