Friday, February 1, 2013

Purple Saturday....

I am so happy purple was selected for the month of February. I am on a roll for 'finishing' some UFO's this year and I have a purple pineapple block quilt just sitting as a pile of blocks that is just yelling to get sewn together. I have a feeling it will become a top sometime this month. Who know's maybe it will get quilted too? This is a free pattern from Bonnie Hunter at Quiltville. I got the jelly roll at a quilt show in Vermont a couple of years ago.

I've prepped a few purple orange peel's for hand work this month. I must remember to read the instructions when cutting the background squares. I cut a bunch at 3.5 inches.... and when I went to make one it just seemed small. Yup, checked the pattern and they should have been cut at 3.75 inches. Oops.... guess I have a few cream 3.5 inch squares for another project down the road. Here is what I keep in my 'to go' bag for the orange peels. The template (so I know where it is!), squares, peels, light and dark neutral silk thread, roxanne glue, scissors and an applique needle.

This week I did make something in purple. I made my two snails trail blocks. I really love how they look in purple. These are a bit more scrappy this month. I can really see a whole quilt of these in blues......or maybe green?

Head on over to SoScrappy on Saturday and see what other purple projects are going on.


17 comments:

  1. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your Pineapple Blossom Quilt!!

    This is the second one I've seen in Blogland today ... I'm taking that as a sign that I need to make one myself!! Since I have a very limited amount of stash, I'll have to try to figure out how much fabric (yardage and/or fat quarters) I'll need to buy. I plan to go fabric shopping on Tuesday to buy fabric for the quilt my daughter has "commissioned" me to make for my oldest granddaughter ... and I'll be buying fabric for my Pineapple Blossom quilt, too!

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  2. Love your pinapple goodness. Great quilt.
    Your 'go to' bag is wonderful. I love it! Nice idea.

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  3. You were so fast getting organized for purple month!

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  4. Your quilt looks amazing and I'm loving your purple blocks to. Isn't the rainbow challenge fun!

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  5. Beautiful quilt and another one to add to my list! Looks like you are going to have lots of fun with purple this month!!

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  6. Beautiful start to purple month! I love the snail's trail blocks ... these will make such an interesting scrap quilt ... :) Pat

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  7. Your Snail Trail blocks are wonderful! :)

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  8. Oh my! I love your Purple Pineapple Blossoms quilt! I've made that in blues, and I've seen it done scrappy - it's gorgeous no matter the colors. But I love the way you've used red purples and blue purples together here - YUM! Your snail's trail blocks are always an eye pleaser!

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  9. I never thought about a purple quilt but look how pretty this it, it would go with almost anything!

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  10. Glad you pulled out the purple Pineapple Blossom quilt - it's going to look gorgeous when finished!

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  11. Impressive collection of purple. I am really liking the orange peel concept. So nice to have handwork at the ready.

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  12. Lots of pretty purple things happening here. Doesn't it feel good to work on UFO's, finishing is such a good feeling.

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  13. You are organized girl! Love the Pineapple Blossom quilt - so pretty.

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  14. Hello purple! Love all of your projects but that quilt is just gorgeous. Way to go getting it assembled!

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  15. Love the pineapple blossoms and yes, I can imagine a snail trails quilt in blues and purples. great idea!

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  16. Om my. I love your Pineapple Blossom quilt. And your purple snail blocks. Both great block patterns.

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  17. Great little snail trail blocks. Good to have a purple quilt to finish.

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