Friday, January 20, 2017

January = Purple

I love participating in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge with SoScrappy and I love the color Purple.  So I am one happy camper with all the purple projects out there right now.

I decided to make string blocks this year for my RSC quilt.  My color bins all have varying amounts of strings in them so each month I am just making whatever string blocks I can. 

Well, my purple bin was overflowing!


Because I had so many strings, I ended up with more than enough blocks to make a lap sized quilt.  I pulled 22 of the 10" blocks and put together this purpliscious scrap quilt.




I found a yard of this blue/purple fabric to use for an inner border and the binding.  I even got fancy and mitered the corners!



I found a big piece of Jen Kingwell's Gardenvale in my backing stash and thought it was perfect.


 I still have some purple blocks left but I just added them to my collection of string blocks.  I am sure they will become something in the future!

I warned you there will probably be a number of string quilts produced this year.  I can't wait for February's color to be announced!





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35 comments:

Alison said...

This looks awesome! I have almost no purple scraps right now after cutting up a lot of it for a leader and ender quilt!

Robby H. said...

This is such a great quilt. I've not done a string quilt, so I shall be observing yours with great interest. You turn out inspiring work, so there may be one in my future.

Judy H said...

Love the purple. What a happy quilt!

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

Impressive!! Love all the purples!

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

I really like how the inner border gives the eye a resting place and how it also encourages you to look at each block more individually. Lovely finish!

Jan said...

Wow, what a great string quilt!

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Yes I do say that you must love purple -- and what a beautiful way to use all those purple scraps--great job-
enjoy the moments-di

The Joyful Quilter said...

Congrats! on your PURPLE finish. Great start to the year scrappy sewing.

Shauna said...

I love purple and this quilt is right up my line. I love how you did the inner border, it really looks great!!!

Katie said...

I was so happy with purple being the color this month and i have been working on busting my smaller and string scraps but I still have a bundle of long strings that need to perhaps becomes an improv jelly roll race but it seems that these purple scraps are never ending. Your quilt looks awesome, congrats on the finish and stash busting.

claudia said...

I'm with you! I love purple and I am loving joining in on RSC2017!
Your lap quilt is so pretty! Of course, I love the colors. I had a shoebox full of scraps and fat quarters, but I was limited on the different prints and colors. Still I have managed to put several blocks together for various quilt tops.
Loving seeing what you and all the others are doing. And like you, I can't wait to see what color next month brings!

Cathy Tomm said...

Great finish on all that purple!

Sheila said...

I LOVE string blocks and will enjoy watching your string blocks grow.

Ariane said...

I love this quilt. It looks amazing!! Such a great use of your purple strings.

scraphappy said...

What a fun collection of string blocks. That wide inner border really adds a nice design element. So very purple!

Tracy Hansen said...

FAbulous!! And I love that inner border!

Valerie Reynolds said...

I LOVE THIS!!!!

Jo said...

Great looking quilt.. I am doing string blocks in blue but they are QAYG. They are a great stash buster

Mystic Quilter said...

I adore purple - this quilt is my ideal fix!

Jayne said...

You are so on track! I love how you changed this one up with the inner border. Showing us that the possiblilities of this block is endless!

Cathy said...

Oh. My. Gorgeous quilt! I love the RSC and how we can make "silk purses from sows' ears" !! Love the setting, too!

Brenda Kay said...

Purple and string, two of my favorite things. Love how this turned out.

scraphappy said...

Wow! That came together in a hurry. Looks great!

Wendy F said...

Your purple strings look terrific! I like how you added the border between the string blocks.

Nell's Quilts said...

The purple strings look so good. You must have had quite the stash to get a quilt's worth.

Cathy said...

I like the addition of the inner border. Purpleiscious is right!

Frog Quilter said...

Oh so pretty. Love purple!!!

Vicki in MN said...

Scrumptious purple quilt-wow you must have really emptied that purple bin!

Jasmine said...

Purple is my favorite color. I love how this turned out. A string quilt is still in my bucket list.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That is a neat layout with the inner border the way you made it! Beautiful finish!

Emily said...

I love this! I am a purple gal, and I too have loved seeing all the purple projects this month. None from me yet, but I'm hoping to get some purple time in before the end of January.

PaulaB quilts said...

Your stash of purple strips boggles my mind. I love the setting with the bluish inner border, very distinctive.

Kate said...

Wow, that was a fast finish! I really like the inner border you decided on for the setting. Congrats on a bright and fun finish.

Michele said...

That's a great use of all those strings and congrats for taming that big pile of scraps.

works4me said...

What a great quilt. Congratulations on an impressive finish.

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