Lately I've started every month by making some monkey blocks because they require the smallest of scraps, and are more and more fun the scrappier you get. So I got out the purple monkeys I had made way back in March just to see how I could do something different this time.
They are definitely brighter, stronger purples with bright yellow as an accent. This month sounds more like a muted purple with a bit of green as an accent. In my purple and pink scrap bin, I found a very small piece of what you might call a lilac purple, and went from there for the pieces I needed to make some monkeys. That's where they went crazy on me!
Purple and green - grapes, wine bottles, glasses... even a little psychedelic! Oh my! One monkey keeps insisting on marching to the beat of a different drummer -
It's a good thing they all play well together!
The other thing I did that first day of August was shop my stash of fat quarters to see what was available there for this month's blocks. And here is my fabric find of the week - I love this one!
If you look closely you might see a little purple and some evergreen in there, along with a lot of other fun colors! I knew this would work to make a 16 patch block, and I also made one with a calm and misty gray that I found.
It will be fun to see how the month of August unfolds, here at Little Penguin Quilts, and with all the scrappy quilters who meet up on ScrapHappy Saturday every week! See you there!