Friday, January 13, 2017

It's RSC Saturday in Purple!

I actually have done a few things in purple this week. I got 4 of my border blocks finished for the 1857 sampler quilt I am working on.  Hey, it is purple so it got included!


Some bow ties were added to the pile from last week.


I found a bundle of 12 blocks with a pattern and fabric that I decided to start stitching up. This is the Thangles series #4 but.... I am just using my easy angle ruler =). The two purple blocks got made along with a handful of the other ones. These are going quickly.... and now there are more scraps!


Finally I made a spring blossom from the free pattern over at canuckquilter.com These are so fun to make. I am going on her quilt design and will plan to make certain colors this year
as the month's color comes up. I will use the same background and the same green for the leaf. It will be fun to see how this one comes out. One done - 5 left to sew the parts together into their blossoms.



The dresden plate from last year got a little hand quilting done on it last Sunday. It should be finished off this Sunday with an X put into all those squares on the edge. It was so fun to hand quilt this block I am looking forward to finishing one each month this year!


Linking up with RSC Challenge on Saturday morning and Oh Scrap on Sunday.


Tried a new recipe last night and it was yummy. Lemon Greek Chicken from the Pampered Chef Website.

Lemon Greek Chicken before
After......


I think this one will make it into the rotation! I'll pull out the potato and triple the mushrooms. I think a rice pilaf would go well with this next time.  Potato was good but...need more room for the mushrooms!





22 comments:

  1. Thanks for the pattern and recipe links! Looks like you were REALLY busy this week!!

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  2. The hand quilting on your purple Dresden is beautiful. Hand stitching just always seems so delicate and old fashioned -- perfect for this traditional block. Yummy chicken. Looks like a winner to me too.

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  3. Lots of lovely purples here and the hand quilting is gorgeous. That recipe looks delicious!

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  4. Your Dresden is quite fabulous!

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  5. It's fun to get a peek at all of your projects! I'm still tempted by the bowties! Thanks for sharing the yummy looking chicken dish, too.

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  6. Very purple-y post and everything's so nice. Quilting one block a month as per the colour of the month is a great idea. Enjoy! ;^)

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  7. I love your fliers and your flowers, LOL! But my favorite is that yummy Dresden. You've been sewing up a storm. And speaking of yummy, that lemon chicken recipe sounds too good not to try. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. The chicken has my tastebuds in a frenzy. Never enough mushrooms, and I like rice in any of these dishes. Your blossom is so lovely. I can imagine the whole quilt like a field of color. Great going this week!

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  9. What a wonderful collection of projects (and links...thank you). And I made "chicken" this week too.

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  10. Pretty purples :) The hand quilting is the perfect added touch on your dresdens. I look forward to seeing all the blocks together. And thanks for the link to the recipe. My meal rotation is starting to get boring and needs an injection of new ideas.

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  11. Your purple projects are delightful and that chicken dish looks real tasty.

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  12. Did you cut away the fabric from the back of the Dresden before quilting? I'm about ready to hand quilt mine and wondering about that.

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  13. Pretty pretty purples!
    And that chicken looks good, too! Off to follow that link. (And now am sad that I've already got tonight's supper in the oven...)

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  14. That's a lot of purple scraps! You've had a productive week!

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  15. Great blocks, especially the Dresden.
    Maybe use a larger baking dish so you can keep the potatoes and add more mushrooms.

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  16. That is a lot of purple projects. The dresden plate is especially beautiful.

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  17. Lots of great purple scraps tamed into blocks! The spring blossoms are cute and will look great in many colors, I look forward to seeing your progress.

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  18. Wow, you were busy! That Dresden plate quilt is quite beautiful. :)

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  19. Purple is my favorite color! That Dresden really caught my eye - very pretty! Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!

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  20. All those delicious purple scraps.....dinner looks good too.

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  21. Beautiful projects. The Dresden Plate is my favorite. Happy stitching this week.

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