Does it seem to anyone else that purple is suddenly everywhere? Everywhere I look, there's something purple. Clothes, jewelry, accessories, fabrics, shoes, flowers--you name it, I've been seeing it in purple. I even considered buying an eggplant before I came to my senses.
Turns out I have tons of purple fat quarters and purple scraps, so I made up another mini using mostly purples:
When I was in school, I had an art teacher who nearly scared me away from purple forever. She had a real bee in her bonnet about mixing blue purples with red purples. I'm pretty sure I would have failed if this was one of her assignments. Amazing how something like that can affect us years later, isn't it?
I didn't have 42 different purples, which I really wanted, so I added in some pinks, but I think they look okay. I also obsessed over the arrangement of the blocks. I must have rearranged them a dozen times. Anybody else ever do that? This turned out a bit bigger than anticipated, about 24 by 28. Still a mini in my book.
I don't know what's with me, but I'm really liking the minis. They're just the right size for me right now, and they don't take a million years to finish. They might end up as place mats, but they're fun.
I also made up some purple string blocks:
I'm always amazed at how great these turn out. Seems like little bitty pieces like that would turn into a mess, but they don't. I'm getting a pretty nice pile of string blocks:
Still no specific plan for these, but they're helping empty out the bins. I'm looking forward to the paper-removing party at the end, too. I still have the paper dolls to make with the purple, but I pulled out a few pieces to use for those dresses, so the bin should be very low by the end of this month.
Finally, here is a happy outdoor photo to take us all into the weekend:
Whoo-hoo! This is the front flower bed, full of puschkinia flowers. I love these little things, even if they have jumped out of the bed and invaded the lawn. I should kill off the ones in the grass, but I just can't bring myself to--they're so pretty after a crummy winter! There's a tulip coming up there, too, and those stick-like things are the perennial geranium, which is also greening up.
Everybody have a great weekend! We will be working outside and then helping our son and daughter-in-law with some house hunting. I'd forgotten how exhausting that can be!
Linking to Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Angela at soscrappyhttp://superscrappy.blogspot.com, and also Finish it up Friday. Happy sewing!