Saturday, April 19, 2014

A Baker's Dozen of Scrappy Purple Blocks

425 purple trianglesLast night's Friday Night Sew-in was a success at my house.

Almost all of those 425 triangles were sewn into 13 of my what I think of as Broken Dishes Star blocks.

It was an evening of a lot of chain sewing,  followed by lots of pressing, followed by more chain sewing as the triangles became half square triangles, which were dealt like cards into 13 piles of half light-medium and half light-dark squares ... which finally became blocks.

While all this chain sewing and marathon pressing was going on, I watched some episodes from last season's Orphan Black in preparation for the new season which starts tonight.  I'm not a Sci-Fi fan, but I really like this show about a group of clones who discover each other and their history.

Dealing with all those triangles was less tedious as I stitched along with Sarah, Alison, Cosima, Helena, Beth and the others (all played by one talented actress).

Purple Broken Dishes Blocks, old and new

The thirteen blocks on the left in an on-point orientation are the result of last night's effort. The eight on the right are the blocks I made a couple years ago as part of the rainbow scrap challenge.

This morning, I couldn't resist pulling out the stack of 84 blocks in 4 color groups and putting some of them up on the wall to see them all together.

Scrappy Blocks in 4 color groups

Now, all the purple blocks for my on-going Rainbow Scraps Challenge projects are done, though, I have a couple of ideas  ... if I don't run out of month. 

To see more scrappy purple projects, check out the links at Scrap-happy Saturday.

Since I will likely be enjoying these blocks on my design wall for a few days, I'll also be linking this post to Judy's Design Wall Monday. 

22 comments:

Kat Scribner said...

Oh my, this is a wonderful scrappy! Just love it!!!

Karen said...

This an awesome quilt. It so amazing how beautiful a rainbow quilt can be.

Farm Quilter said...

Oh, so pretty!!! I just love scrappy quilts - they offer so much more to a quilt!

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

I love this block. I have been resisting see my blocks together, but you are tempting me. I want that big wow factor at the end of the year.

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

I love this block. I have been resisting see my blocks together, but you are tempting me. I want that big wow factor at the end of the year.

Andi said...

What fun! I love making rainbow quilts.

Dasha said...

Those blocks make up a stunning star design. I love them all laid out on the design wall. Absolutely fabulous.

desertskyquilts said...

I love your purple blocks - by themselves and mixed with the other colors. Outstanding fun!

katie z. said...

Ooh! I love all your blocks together.

Heather said...

WOW, love how it has come together. Beautiful colours.

Julierose said...

Oh this is just so beautiful! I love the color variation throughout! Scrap-a-licious for sure!! hugs, Julierose

Vicki said...

Those blocks are stunning, I can't believe how much you got done.

barb's creations said...

WOW you had a very busy night, love all your blocks :) Barb.

Emily Breclaw said...

That is one spectacular quilt top, and I'm way impressed at how much you can accomplish in an evening!

Jo said...

Wow what an effort. Good job

Sandra said...

Newbie popping in from FNSI, amazing effort I am super impressed.
Happy Easter

Marilyn said...

Absolutely amazing. You did so much in the evening. Love the look of all the blocks on our design wall.

quilty mama said...

Lovely!

LA Paylor said...

my heart is singing at all the colors together!! It's just so inspiring!
LeeAnna Paylor
Not Afraid of Color!
lapaylor.blogspot.com

Terri said...

So pretty, Sophie. Love the rainbow look.
Hugs

joe tulips said...

This just blows me away. Absolutely love it.

Maureen Heywood said...

Gosh your quilt is just so happy looking - it's beautiful.

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