New Orleans House Project

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Purple is for Mardi Gras!

This month's Rainbow Scrap Challenge color is purple.  Yay!  My favorite color and perfect for February, as Mardi Gras is February 13th and New Orleans Mardi Gras colors are purple, green and gold!

I dug around in the 1.5 inch strip bin and found enough purple strips to make some 49-patch blocks.  I guess I could call these Trip Around the World blocks, or Postage Stamp blocks - but to me they are just humble one-patch blocks.

Inspired by a photo of a table runner on Diane Knott's Instagram feed, I pulled some green blocks and started dreaming about Mardi Gras decorations of my own.  I don't think I'll have time to make a table runner this month, but it's fun to think about!

We're at our camp this weekend.  Our hot water heater at home is dead, and the plumber can't replace it until Monday.  The weather forecast calls for clouds and rain - perfect weather for hand-stitching quilt bindings.  And at least I can take a hot shower!

Linking up with the RSC Saturday linky - lots of scrappy purple inspiration!

13 comments:

  1. Hope the plumber is able to get everything working again at home. Until then, enjoy your binding time.

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  2. Oh no! Hope everything gets fixed on Monday. Until then enjoy the binding while the rain pitter patters on the roof.

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  3. Snap! We're waiting for a heating plumber on Tuesday! Great purple fabrics, enjoy your hand stitching.

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  4. I love that my little table runner inspired you! Yay for Mardi Gras and yay for scrappy quilt blocks! I am jealous of your purple fabric stash...I am always on the hunt for good purples, they are so hard to find.
    And good luck with the hot water situation, I am so sorry about that.

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  5. LOVE your PURPLE 49-Patch blocks!! (Though secretly, I just MIGHT like the green ones even more.) Hope you have some fun sewing this weekend... in spite of the Super Bowl!!

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  6. Those are pretty blocks - I never knew purple and green looked so great together! That tablerunner is a wonderful inspiration!

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  7. I love your scrappy blocks, especially the green ones. But we’ll all celebrate Mardi Gras with you this month by sewing purple, LOL. Your stash must be bottomless - you always seem to have the best variety. Have fun at camp and good luck with the water heater.

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  8. wonderful bocks! Making pancakes and bacon this week - Happy Mardi Gras! is this when you eat king cake?

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  9. Purple and green is a perfect combo !!
    Happy Mardi Gras ! In France we eat special donuts this day !!

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  10. There's just something very comforting about a humble one patch block. I like that purple celtic knot fabric.

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  11. Love these blocks! I think they will be a great quilt. I have a part done Trip quilt on the shelf. Someday I should finish it.

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  12. You have the best strip bin. Great purples and greens together. I've never been far enough south to celebrate Madi Gras.

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  13. Purple is also the color for February (birthstone is amethyst).

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