A new month means a new color for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. The color for April is purple, so I will be having a fine time using up purple scraps this month. Not only is purple my favorite color, it also plays a big role in Louisiana culture. Purple is one of the colors of Mardi Gras and also one of the school colors for our flagship institution of higher learning - Louisiana State University. I have plenty of purple scraps left over from making LSU-themed quilts!
I started off the month by making some purple 9 patch variation blocks. These were easy, because I already had a big stack of 2.5" squares and strips stashed in my 2.5" scrap bin.
I also was bitten by the 4" Sawtooth Star bug. I gave up resistance to starting a new project and jumped into Barbara Brackman's Stars in a Time Warp QAL. Instead of making the stars at 6", mine are 4" - thanks to Barb of Fun with Barb. The first star was a practice block, so I just grabbed some blue and white scraps. I liked the result so much I decided to make these blocks for the RSC, too! I have no idea what these stars will become, but for now they're just fun to make!
Speaking of fun - Gold Brick eggs are a New Orleans tradition at Easter. They're delicious solid chocolate eggs filled with chopped pecans. I had no idea they made a dark chocolate version - guess what I will be looking for later today?!
There will be lots of purple inspiration at the Rainbow Scrap Challenge link-up, so do hop on over!