Hi all, and welcome to the end of another busy week! February is the shortest month, but right now it feels so looooong. I know that you know what I mean! February is what makes March look so good. I am ready for green and growing things, aren't you? And so looking forward to some fresh tomatoes too. Soon!
This week, I was super-busy, so I didn't get a lot of sewing time. And I was on such a roll for a while there! Instead I focused on finishing up my purple scrap projects so I could feel like I had made some progress. Sometimes that's just what you need to make the week feel like a success, you know? Here are my patchwork scrap stars:
This month I chose to make a pink star and a green one in the purple blocks. I like how they turned out, plus I had 15 different purple scraps to use in the blocks. I like purple, though, so it's not really a surprise.
I also made about a dozen of the little 4-1/2 inch 9-patches from my 2-inch squares:
I could have made more, but I just didn't feel like cutting more pieces, and a dozen sounds like a good number.
In 2016, I started Bonnie Hunter's En Provence quilt, and I haven't made a ton of progress on all the pieces. I love the quilt, though, and I want to use it in our guest room, so I really want to finish it. Since this was a purple scrap month, I decided to use it to finish making all of the purple pieces in the quilt:
I didn't get all of the purples finished, but I did finish off the 4-patches and the hsts, which felt like a real achievement to me because there were so *many* of them (and you know how much I like making 4-patches.) I still have to make the triangle in a square units, but at least I've cut all the purple for those. I only have the yellows and greens to finish after this. I may actually finish this quilt this year!
So now I'm finished with my purple scraps for the month, and just like last month, I am giving away what's left in my purple scrap bin! Here's what's up for grabs this month:
There are some nice-sized pieces here, but also a bunch of smaller ones, including some 2-inch strips and a few squares. To fill out the envelope, I added some pieces from the dots and checks bin, along with a handful of 2-inch squares and also of 1-1/2 inch squares. All together it's about 2 pounds of fabric.
I will send this scrap package off to one lucky winner for no charge at all. All you have to do is leave a comment that says you'd like to have it. That's all! You can also leave a comment if you don't want it, just let me know. I'll use the random number generator sometime on Sunday night (February 25) and send the fabric out next week.
Hope you all have a great weekend! Think of me, because we'll be doing a massive landscaping/drainage project that requires hand digging not just one but TWO trenches. If you want to come help, I won't turn you away! And if you'd like some amusement, I'll try to remember to post some pictures on Instagram. See you there!
Sharing at Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Finished or Not Friday, and soscrappy for RSC18.