Hi all, and welcome to the end of another busy week! February is the shortest month, but right now it feels so looooong. I know that you know what I mean! February is what makes March look so good. I am ready for green and growing things, aren't you? And so looking forward to some fresh tomatoes too. Soon!
This week, I was super-busy, so I didn't get a lot of sewing time. And I was on such a roll for a while there! Instead I focused on finishing up my purple scrap projects so I could feel like I had made some progress. Sometimes that's just what you need to make the week feel like a success, you know? Here are my patchwork scrap stars:
This month I chose to make a pink star and a green one in the purple blocks. I like how they turned out, plus I had 15 different purple scraps to use in the blocks. I like purple, though, so it's not really a surprise.
I also made about a dozen of the little 4-1/2 inch 9-patches from my 2-inch squares:
I could have made more, but I just didn't feel like cutting more pieces, and a dozen sounds like a good number.
In 2016, I started Bonnie Hunter's En Provence quilt, and I haven't made a ton of progress on all the pieces. I love the quilt, though, and I want to use it in our guest room, so I really want to finish it. Since this was a purple scrap month, I decided to use it to finish making all of the purple pieces in the quilt:
I didn't get all of the purples finished, but I did finish off the 4-patches and the hsts, which felt like a real achievement to me because there were so *many* of them (and you know how much I like making 4-patches.) I still have to make the triangle in a square units, but at least I've cut all the purple for those. I only have the yellows and greens to finish after this. I may actually finish this quilt this year!
So now I'm finished with my purple scraps for the month, and just like last month, I am giving away what's left in my purple scrap bin! Here's what's up for grabs this month:
There are some nice-sized pieces here, but also a bunch of smaller ones, including some 2-inch strips and a few squares. To fill out the envelope, I added some pieces from the dots and checks bin, along with a handful of 2-inch squares and also of 1-1/2 inch squares. All together it's about 2 pounds of fabric.
This giveaway is now closed! Thanks to all!
Hope you all have a great weekend! Think of me, because we'll be doing a massive landscaping/drainage project that requires hand digging not just one but TWO trenches. If you want to come help, I won't turn you away! And if you'd like some amusement, I'll try to remember to post some pictures on Instagram. See you there!
Sharing at Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Finished or Not Friday, and soscrappy for RSC18.