Saturday, March 19, 2016

Scrappy O’Purple Saturday

A belated Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you all.  As neither Bruce nor I have any Irish in our ancestry, it is just more of an honorary fun day for us. We even forgot to wear green....

Anyway, today were are celebrating not green, but purple scraps. If you join us over at Angela’s Scrappy Saturday linky party, you can see all sorts of purple scrappiness.

First up for me are the two Dresden circles I did this month; one on a pale pink background and the other on a pale yellow background (trust me, it’s much paler than the photos make it look).

Dresdens with scrappy HST block...
I’m making these for two separate quilts. As each block will finish between 18-19” square (will trim them all up at the end to see), I will set each in a 3x4 layout possibly with sashing. They will go on the daybed in our “girly” guest room.  We also have a masculine guest room in an African theme. That room doubles as our library and music room. We have no kids living at home so we use the rooms for whatever we want. But each has a place to sleep. But I digress....


Above: the purple Dresden on yellow. Below, the purple Dresden on pink. The pink one is my favorite...


I finished these 16-patch blocks made with 2.5” squares to go with the others. Now I have 10 each of blue, brown and purple. They will be 8” finished. I rather like the contrast of the rich purples with the black and white.


I finished some crumby slab blocks, too, but didn’t get a picture of them. So I’ll save them for next week when I do my final purple recap.

This weekend will be for quilting my Birds and Bees quilt, which I finally basted on Thursday.  I’m trying to figure out what other finish I can squeeze in before month-end.

Until next time,
Cathy maroon

14 comments :

Marly said...

I really love the way you are embellishing your Dresden plates with lace.

Ivani said...

Both purple dresden are gorgeous, the laces gaves them a very special look. I love those tiny HST, pretty small block. Happy Quilting Day!

Peggyinno said...

Great blocks, Cathy! I love the bit of crochet on the Dresden's. When I take a closeup look at your blocks, it's amazing how many purple's there are out there that I DON'T have!!

Pamela Arbour said...

You are doing a great job with your purples. I like the lace on the dresdens too.

Nell's Quilts said...

Both Dresden Plates are lovely. So girlie with the lace addition.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Those bits of lace and the yo-yo centers really make those Plates shine!

Cathy said...

Happy belated birthday!
As everyone else said...I love what you are doing with the Dresden centers.

PaulaB quilts said...

The second Dresden with the flowered yo yo and that lace is my favorite also, so very feminine. The 16P blocks are really looking good. Keep up the good work!.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I really like your Dresden blocks! They are so pretty with the lace centers. The 16 patches are fun, too! Such an interesting layout with the black and white centers.

gayle said...

Love those lacy Dresdens!
Your sixteen patches look wonderful with those black and white centers - the colors really pop!

Sally T said...

I love the sixteen patches with the black and white centers...although the Helen's Garden fabric seems to be laughing at me.

Pamela Kellogg said...

Oh my goodness Cathy! Gorgeous!!! You've been working on some very beautiful things!!!
Pam

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I really like the little bits of black & white in the purple blocks - the contrast is wonderful.

Laura said...

Way to use those purple scraps! I agree with the other commenters about how pretty your Dresdens are.