New Orleans House Project

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Farewell to Purple

Five Saturdays of scrappy purple blocks come to an end today.  I'm sad to leave my favorite behind, but the anticipation of another lovely color brings a smile to my face.

The combination of overwhelming workload (job-wise) and intense heat (weather-wise) have been lethal for sewing this week!  I did manage to finish up my purple blocks and start marking a quilt top for hand quilting, but that has been the extent of my fabric fondling this week.  Depressing.  Maybe with the July 4th holiday falling in the middle of the week, I can escape to the sewing room all day on Wednesday.  That would be my idea of a great holiday celebration!

Without further ado, I give you purple Granny Squares.  Or perhaps Purple Granny squares?  Either way, these may be my favorite purple blocks!

I also had some green granny squares lying about, waiting to have all the ragged edges sliced off.

I would ultimately like to set all these granny squares in a strippy setting, with a large upholstery style stripe in between the block strips.  I don't know if I'll be able to find an appropriate fabric, so in the meantime, I'll just keep making blocks and playing with layouts.

In the midst of this heat wave, the blogging tales from folks who have headed off to the Vermont Quilt Festival are making me jealous.  I don't want to check the actual temperatures there, lest I trash my mental image of cooler Vermont weather!  I definitely will have to investigate attending the festival next year.  I've never been to any of the major quilt festivals around the country - I think it's time!  

Hope everyone finds a way to stay cool this weekend - here's one of my favorites.  
Feel free to join me!