Saturday, March 5, 2016

It's Time for Purple!!

The RSC color for February is PURPLE with a touch of yellow! Fun, fun, fun! I got busy as soon as Angela at SoScrappy put the word out!

Here are my 3 Purple Rainbow Twist for the month. These are such easy strip blocks to piece.

Did you see the LSU fabric? Here's a closeup!

Then I worked on my Pinwheel blocks. All 6 are made for the month. You'll find more LSU fabric in these! I don't actually use scraps in these. I raid my fat quarters!! I cut a 5 1/8" strip from a fat quarter and can get all the pieces I need from that strip.

I love when I can get the seams to rotate like this. Everything just lays flatter!

I did more sewing this week because I had to put the Rainbow Twist blocks on the "fast track". This will be a raffle quilt for Mountain View M. S.,where my daughter teaches. She will need it by November, but instead of mailing it, I want to hand deliver it to her when we drive to Portland this summer. No pressure here!! These blocks are 16" and I need 20 for the quilt I have planned. So I just looked at the colors Angela used in last years challenge and went to work. So besides the 3 purple I made, I also got 2 Red blocks finished.

And 2 pink blocks!

And I also made 2 'Microwave Bowl Potholders'. OMG!! These are great! I have some favorite bowls that I insist on putting in the microwave and they get super H-O-T. So with these Potholders, the problem is solved and my fingers are saved!!

Just remember, if you make these, you have to use 100% cotton fabric, 100% cotton batting and 100% cotton thread.

And I also made one more Car Trash Bag, but haven't taken the pic yet.

So needless to say I had another great week in the studio. But next week I start my Monday off with jury duty! I'm looking forward to it, just don't know if it will turn out to be one day or five! It's my first time serving in Texas, and we just moved here a year ago!!!

I had fun playing with purple this week. Hop on over to SoScrappy and take a look at what others have made this week. Should be fun!

...........Sew till next time...........

 

13 comments:

Kat Scribner said...

You have valuable goals. You made great progress this month already.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Your Singer 12 treadle is lovely! Mine doesn't have any decals left, unfortunately.

Cathy said...

Wow, you have had a productive week! I love your blocks - what a great pattern for using up little scraps!!

Ivani said...

I really need to make some of these blocks! Love yours. You have a precious treadle machine.

Sally T said...

Love your range of purples and what a great idea for a microwave bowl holder.

tubakk said...

Beautiful blocks. But what took me today was the micro wave potholder. A super idea, thanks.

Cathy said...

I'm going to have to remember the rainbow twist blocks...gosh, they would look good in crumbs or various sized strings...oh, yes...I'll have to remember those...you've been bookmarked!

Angie said...

Great looking blocks - aren't you glad this month's color is purple?! Great antique sewing machine - looks like a Singer Model 12?

PaulaB quilts said...

Your blocks are coming along so fast! The purple twist blocks are so bright and colorful. For the pinwheels, it is often the easiest way to cut strips and do the whole group in no time. Have a great week.

gayle said...

Love your Twist blocks!
I just dodged the bullet on Jury Duty - I was called for the week of February 29th (my dad was also called for the same day), and was grumbling since I've only lived in NY state for a year and a half and already got called (after serving in Vermont in 2009 and 2012! That was 2 actual juries and 6 jury calls. Argh!) Luckily, we were dismissed the night before and since it counts as service, we're immune for the next 6 years. I was starting to wonder if the legal system could function without me...

Nell's Quilts said...

The rainbow twist blocks are darling in all those colours. So much accomplished this week. I really like the idea of those microwave potholders. I have the same problem with some bowls really heating up. Hmm. Just might have to make one of those pot holders.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Jury Duty STINKS, but your blocks and other projects are wonderful! Here's hoping that you won't be too tired to sew later in the day next week.

TexasQuilter said...

I just love your Rainbow Twist blocks and can see so many possibilities for my basket of strings. Would you mind sharing where you found the pattern? Or did you design it yourself?

Thanks so much!

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