Thursday, June 29, 2017

Purple for January

Since I'm starting the 2017 Rainbow Scrap Challenge halfway through the year, I've decided to go back to the beginning and fill in the months I've missed. The colour for January was purple.


It seems that I've gone back to my purple-blind ways, because there were only two purple scraps in my scrap box -- the birdcages and the Scottie dogs. Everything else was cut new from stash. And I used almost every purple fabric I have!



But, once I had these string sections made, I was really loving purple once again. The mix of purples is so juicy!



Now that I've properly read the instructions, these Talkin' Turkey blocks went together just fine. I really love the mix of techniques! It keeps me interested.



I also am finding that one colour at a time is a very efficient way to make blocks. My stash is mostly sorted by colour, so I only have to open one box. And when the blocks are done, it is easy to put the fabrics back again! Filing the fabrics back again is always the hardest part of stash maintenance. :D



The next RSC link up will be on Saturday, right here. I can't wait to learn the colour for July!

Saturday is also Canada's big 150th anniversary, so I think I'll do a red & white retrospective for that. No new project! I've been racking my brain, but, I haven't had any exciting new Canada-themed ideas. There are already plenty out there!

In the meantime, purple is done. February will be aqua, and the strings are already looking good!

22 comments:

  1. Oh these are really beautiful blocks you've begun for RSC 2017..hugs, Julierose

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  2. These are really lovely blocks! And I can see why your inteerst is high, lots going on and such a satifying way to use those scraps to the max!

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  3. Your purple blocks are grape! Or great! Hahaha. I haven't done the RSC sew along, but I can see working with just one color per month is s very efficient way of ending up with a wonderful colorful quilt.
    Happy Birthday to Canada!

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  4. Oh, I love those purple strings! I never could keep up with the RSC, although I love the concept. Yes, putting the scraps away is always the hard part of scrap management!

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  5. very much liking the block you are using for this challenge. Like you I keep my scraps in colours just made 10 fabric baskets to keep them in.

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  6. The more I see it, the more I like this block, and these purples are luscious. Roll on aqua!

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  7. Talking Turkey - beautiful!! Love your fabrics Monica.

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  8. Yummy...one color at a time is really working for you! I don't think we are Talking Turkey but talking Grape Juice.

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  9. Juicy and yummy for sure. Purple is the next best color as far as I'm concerned! I'm impressed with all the purple in your stash!

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    1. Thanks, Terry! It is only through concerted purple-buying effort that I had anything at all to draw on. I was glad to have it!

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  10. Talking Turkey is a great block. I love the strip sets within it. How fun that your scraps are organized by color. Mine aren't. Happy Anniversary to Canada!

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  11. Good for you starting in Jan color. RSC is so addicting. I started in 2013 and can't give it up. Love that you can create whatever or how many you want. Love the talkin turkey blocks too. those are on my someday list. Welcome to RSC, so motivating.

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  12. oh you're in for some fun! Welcome

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  13. Happy Canada Day! Your Talking Turkey is gorgeous. That is probably my favorite Bonnie Hunter pattern, and it's on my list to do in a limited color way (not a single color like she does, and not totally rainbow. Like you, purple is usually off my radar, but is sure made up into a gorgeous block, didn't it?

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  14. Purple looks great! Those Turkey blocks turned out beautifully. Hard to go wrong with a Bonnie Hunter pattern.

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  15. You really chose some rosy juicy purples for those blocks. The Talkig Turkey blocks really look good enough to enjoy with a glass of grappa. Keep up the good work!

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  16. Fun block! And your purples are indeed juicy. These will look fabulous in a rainbow of colors!

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  17. Gorgeous purple blocks - a favorite color.

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  18. I really like that Talking Turkey block! I'm going to have to put that one on my list to try. Yours looks great in purple!

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  19. Those purple shades are so delicious. The strings and talking turkey are wonderful RSC projects.

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  20. Welcome to RSC we have so much fun here. Love your talking turkey blocks and string blocks. I know this month of Blue I am going to push the blue to blue green to turquoise and then to navy.

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  21. A lovely collection of blocks. Gorgeous purples!

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