New Orleans House Project

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Rainbow Scrap Saturday: Purple

This month's color for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge is purple - my all-time favorite color!  Unfortunately, my purple scrappy play has been rather pedestrian to this point.
A purple 9 patch was added to the collection.
Two purple 16 patches.  I need to make the secondary parts to go with these: flying geese blocks.  Eventually the 16 patches will become sawtooth stars.
One purple sawtooth star (6") for the Rainbow Scrap Sampler.  I've been contemplating some additional purple 6" blocks for the sampler - maybe something based on circles?  And something fussy-cut for a kaleidoscope effect?
I also have strips cut for the Carpenter's Wheel half-square triangles.  My project for today is to get all the HSTs cut and start piecing them together.

We are enjoying the holiday weekend at our camp.  The weather is sunny but still cool - something almost unheard of in April on the Gulf Coast!  We have been enjoying lots of avian visitors to our bird feeders - we have Indigo Buntings this weekend!  I haven't been able to snap a picture yet, but I'll leave you with one of the numerous purple finches who have been enjoying our hospitality.

I'll be linking up with the other Rainbow Scrappers at Angela's blog, so if you love purple, do stop by for some inspiration!


  1. Very lovely purple blocks. I love the fabric in the star block.

  2. Glad you are still getting some 'play' time with the new job stuff. Great purples.

  3. Pretty blocks. Don't call them pedestrian - they are lovely! Your camp sounds nice. We don't go away at Easter - its always bedlam on the roads.

  4. Not pedestrian at all- perfectly pretty!

  5. Looks great to me. I think we should carry on purple into May... so I have time to really play =). Enjoy your holiday weekend. These temps are just so strange.

  6. purple in your header pic too! Love New Orleans
    LeeAnna Paylor

  7. I might have known you would have such wonderful purple fabrics!!!! Even the purple birds know to come to your house LOL!!!

  8. This sounds like so much fun. I have seen a scrappy quilt that calls to me. It is all different sizes of pinwheels in every color. I am thinking I could do this challenge and amass a few pinwheels for this project instead of just dreaming about it.

  9. Even pedestrian purple is pretty. I have been sadly lax on my samplers this month. Getting back on the wagon now that school is starting to wind down though. Promises of purple blocks to come.