Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Friday, September 6, 2019

Pulling out the Purple!

This was a good week to dig out all the purples I had and do a little thinking about what kinds of blocks I need for the month of September.

This photo doesn't really do all the color justice - in real life there is everything from an almost brown purple to a pale lavendar, and every shade in between!

Then, looking at the various blocks I've been making, I saw that I definitely need another purple Tiny Rails block.

This one was made during our purple month in 2018.
I've also been making these color gradient blocks this year, and need a purple one.  Here's one of the blue blocks I made earlier for an example.  These use 2.5 inch squares.

Looking at the purples I have, I wondered if I could pull off a gradient block in purple.  Maybe so!

And then, of course, I need a purple string block, so I sewed one up on Thursday.

So now there are nine of them on my design wall, but this is definitely not the final layout!

I'm auditioning these neutral string blocks as a border for this colorful quilt - 

I think this is going to work!

And late yesterday afternoon, I got a teeny tiny start on a teeny tiny Storm at Sea block.

Thank you, Angela, for designing this block for us!

Linking up at Soscrappy for ScrapHappy Saturday and looking forward to seeing lots of pretty purple over there!


Linda said...

You have a lot of nice purples in your scrap stash! As much as I love purple, I have far too few scraps in it. That gradient works, and so do the neutral blocks as a border.
Have a nice weekend!

Vicki in MN said...

Hey I like where you are going with the neutral string blocks for a border! Good thinking:)

Jeanne said...

Your purples are lovely! I like the plum/warmer tones.

Kate said...

Ooohh pretty, pretty purples! The gradient block has got great colors in it. I've not dragged out my purples yet, but hope to this weekend.

Marly said...

I like your gradient blocks; I'm interested to see what you do with them. I've wanted to make a gradient quilt for a long time, but have never got down to sorting my fabric for it. Perhaps focussing on a colour per month is the best way to approach it. Thanks for the prompt!

Louise said...

Great purples! And I love how the neutral string border is looking on your diamonds :)

piecefulwendy said...

I love how one purple thing led to another, and they are all good! I agree with the others on the neutral string blocks; I think it's a good idea. I'm so tempted to try that little Storm At Sea block, but the squirrels are crowding my quilt room, so may not be able to squeeze another in. haha!

Libby in TN said...

Those neutral strings will be the perfect finishing touch!

Anonymous said...

Lovely range of purples! I love seeing the many places they may wind up in your lovely projects.

Laura said...

I have never been excited about making a string quilt...strings aren't my thing...but I sure do like where you are going with your string diamonds and neutral border! :)

Cathy said...

I like those gradient blocks. For some reason I find making them is challenging for me. Yours look wonderful.

I also like how your strings are looking these days.

kiwikid said...

Lots of beautiful blocks happening with you. Love the purples.