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Anyway. Purple.Purple was a challenge this month. My goal for Rainbow Scrap Challenge and 52 Weeks of Scrappy Triangles is to use as many scraps as possible from my multicolored scrap bin. And there just wasn't much to pick from with purple or with the sizes I needed. So the combinations in these blocks might seem a bit odd. One thing I do like, though, is how each block sort of has its own personality. And there is purple in every scrap.
And when they get together with all their friends from the other months--ooh, I like a lot!My purple stash has been pretty poor for a long time, so I knew an infusion was needed this month. Now it just so happened that we noticed a quilt shop we hadn't seen before in a strip mall while we were on our way from our son and DIL's home a few weeks ago. The shop wasn't open at the time we passed by, but we knew we'd be going that way again in a few days. In the meantime, I looked the place up online and discovered that their whole inventory was on an etsy site. It was fun seeing what was available, and that made it easy to make a quick stop on our way home after our next trip to the kids.
The top two groupings of fabric are from that store: Hartland Quilt Shop and Sewing Studio. My favorite purples have blue tones, but I did buy reddish ones, too, because I liked the prints. I'd like to find a few more bluish purples with a little more figure in them, but I can collect them gradually. Oh, and the three purples at the bottom of the photo? Impulse buy at my local quilt shop the other day when I was buying something else. :)
So that's purple There are still a few days of June left. I could make one more purple block--or I could wait and do a block in the color for next month. We shall see...
Until next time, have fun with your scraps. And if you can, please check back here tomorrow for a post related to a QAL for a purpose. Yes, two blog posts this weekend!!
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