Friday, July 22, 2022

🌈 RSC Purple πŸ’œ

The Rainbow Scrap Challenge (RSC) for July is purple!!! Here are the purple blocks I made: 
The pattern is Scrap Happy Rainbow Connection from Amy Smart. You can find it on her website, or in "Love Patchwork & Quilting" magazine, issue 85, where it originally appeared:
I go through and cut all my strips first, then sort them into lights, mediums and darks, to make blocks that are different shades. Here are close-ups of some of them:
Do you see a print that catches your eye? About half of them are from Japan! πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅
There wasn't much purple in my scrap strip basket, so I went through my cubicle scraps. Boy, did I find a treasure trove of purple scraps there!!! Thirty-one blocks of purple scraps is my final count! Here's my block count for 2022:

January:          Red                            9 blocks
February:        Aqua/Teal                 21 blocks
March:            Yellow/Gold              16 blocks
April:               Pink                          18 blocks
May:               Sage/Forest Green   32 blocks
June:              Bright/Dark Blue       24 blocks
July:               Purple                       31 blocks
Total so far:                                   151 blocks

The following green/purple color combo is inspired by our "Lynn Garden"!!! ⤵️
Plus, green and purple are the blocks I have the most of at this point!
 Here's a mixture of all seven colors we've done so far in 2022: ⤵️
Not my final arrangements!!! ⤴️ I have enough blocks right now for 3 throw size quilts. Come back at the end of the year to see how I arrange them!

Check out the Rainbow Scrap Challenge blocks and quilts at Scrap Happy Saturday!!! You'll find so many great ideas there!!!
Grace and peace!!! ~Nancy

30 comments:

  1. Love the variety of your purples. I don't have that many. Looking wonderful.

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  2. Wow - those are gorgeous purples!! You will have enough blocks for a series of quilts!

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  3. Gorgeous! Love the various shades you're bringing into each of your block sets. The rabbit print on purple really caught my eye!

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  4. Great variety! It is going to be fun to see how you sew these blocks up! :)

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  5. Fabulous collection of colors and how fun to see the blocks arranged by themselves and then with the other colors. Beautiful

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  6. OWO great variety of your purples. Love your scap blocks.

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  7. You really did find a huge variety of purples. Love the one with the little red crabs! You are going to have several great quilts at the end of the year.

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  8. How utterly fun to look through all the various fabrics you have in these blocks! What a good way to incorporate those scraps. I love it!

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  9. What a great idea to make these every month to get a quilt with a lot of variety by the end. And what a lot of purple variety you have. These will be great quilts, and many of your scraps will be used up, too!

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  10. You know I love those blocks, Nancy! They are definitely pretty in purple, and I love the way you've laid them out from lightest to darkest. The purple and green combo is fun, too. You'll have lots of design decisions when all the blocks are made!

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  11. Wow you are really whipping through the scraps with enough for 3 quilts! I bet each quilt will have a different setting. I'll be watching;)

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  12. Isn't it amazing how those scraps accumulate so easily and then become a wonderful new project? I love how these blocks look all together with the mix of colors. So pretty!

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  13. I recognize five of those purple prints as ones that use to be in my stash. I don't even have scraps of them anymore, which is why I would never be able to participate in this Rainbow Scrap Challenge. I've used-up colors, and not replaced them with yardage purchases. But you've sure found a great way to use your scraps! Keep having fun with them!

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  14. Purple string blocks looks beautiful and all the rest of them are amazing.

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  15. Wow, second highest number of blocks in a month! Congrats :) And lovely green purple combo. It will be so fun to see which colors you combine in the end. xo

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  16. Stephanie SindenJuly 24, 2022 at 6:34 AM

    Your blocks are gorgeous! Sorting ahead pays off!

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  17. Wow! What an amazing bounty of purple fabrics you have. Love the tiger and the irises, of course. But to tell you the truth there are so, so many fabulous purples thrown into the mix. Such beautiful blocks!

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  18. What a fun variety of purple scraps you stitched! I so love a string quilt and all those blocks you've made. . .well. . .AMAZING. I look forward to seeing how you arrange all the blocks and if you make three quilts or more!--TerryK

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  19. The purples are amazing...but even more amazing is the 151 blocks!!! It will be fun to see what you make at the end. Has this diminished your stash of scraps much?

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  20. Oh, you are going to have some fun quilts. I just love scrappy quilts like this. There's so much to look at. I liked that tiger eye fabric.

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  21. I am loving this block more every month. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

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  22. Wow, I love how your blocks have turned out. That's a fantastic pattern for RSC.

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  23. You went to town on these. So is this going to end up one big quilt or several lap quilts? I like your methodology -- makes a lot of sense. Hum, are you using foundations or just sewing the strips together? I need to use up more strings.

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    1. It's looking like they will become 4 throw size quilts. I'm not using foundation, just simply sewing the strips together.

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  24. You have a lot more purples than the actual pattern quilt!!! Love the colors all mixed up. Happy swirling rainbows!!!

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  25. You will have some spectacular quilts by the end of the year. Nice job! Thanks for linking up with Sew & Tell. :) Melva

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  26. Finding that many purples must have been a very pleasant surprise. Gorgeous fabrics. (Karen S.) (Blogger will only let me comment as anonymous.)

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