New Orleans House Project

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Quilting for a Purple Day

Not only is it a purple day for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, it's also a purple - as in stormy! - day outside.  It's been raining hard off and on since before dawn, and the thunder and lightning have my dogs in a tizzy.  A good day to stay home and sew!

Although I haven't blogged about it, I did actually do some sewing this week.  About a year ago, one of my local quilt shops had a fun red, white and blue quilt on display.  I was smitten - I'm a sucker for RWB fabrics - and immediately purchased a ton of fat quarters so I could make my own version of the quilt.  Good marketing by the LQS!  The fat quarters got tucked away as other projects demanded my attention, but Memorial Day jogged my memory and I decided it was time to make the quilt.
Yes, it's the Twister quilt - the large size.  It's amazing how fast those ten inch squares go together, although cutting the squares from FQs gets a little tedious.  I'm almost ready to start cutting the twisted blocks, just have to attach two more borders.  I haven't taken any pictures because I'm just not sure I'm going to love how my fabric choices work out for this quilt.  I've never made one, so I'm not sure how the whole mess will look after cutting and re-piecing.  Watch this space - I'll post the results whether I like the outcome or not!

A large hunk of my purple scraps were up at the camp, so I didn't make a lot of Rainbow Scrap blocks this week.  I did finish some nine-patch blocks, as the fabrics were already cut for leader-ender sewing.  They look kind of puny here as I photo'd them indoors due to the rain.  

We're enjoying One Weekend at a Time, but with all the rain I guess I'll be treadling the day away.  And maybe watching a little LSU baseball - Geaux Tigers!  In between all that, I'll be checking out all the other purple goodies at Soscrappy's blog.