It's been fun rummaging around in my purple scraps for the last two Squared Away blocks.
|Squared Away Sampler|
designed by Mari (The Academic Quilter)
The one on the left was on the design wall last week. The middle block is made from a deep purple from one of Connecting Threads' fabric lines. I used it in one of the graduation quilts made last year. The calico like purple in the last block was used as a backing on the quilt that got me back into quilting in 2001. So these blocks are a nice mix of the old and the new. They make a nice contrast to last month's blocks.
Not sure how this quilt is going to come together as yet, we'll have to see what else Mari has in store for us in the months to come. But I'm happy with my blocks so far. I've been dipping into my overflowing pile of scraps to find the fabrics for each and it's been a lot of fun digging for just the right colors. It's also been a bit of a challenge to remember where some of the fabrics were used. A number of them never made it to the front of a quilt, but were used as backings.
February has been a good month for stitching, the purple sawtooth stars for the border of an older RSC project also got done this month.
The second star is a very, very dark purple. Dark colors like that don't seem to photograph very well in my sewing room. The other purples turned out beautifully though. It's been a challenge to remember to vary the shades of these border stars. It's so easy to just grab the medium shades, but I want a mix of light to dark in the border.
For once I've actually finished all my RSC sewing before the end of the month. I'm definitely ready to see what color of the rainbow we'll be sewing with in March. Linking up with Soscrappy for Saturday's Rainbow Scrap Challenge post and with Quilting is More Fun than Housework for Sunday's Oh Scrap linky party.