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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Welcome Purple!

Started today with a trip to the St Ives Markets to drop my green monster quilt off to the quilter, Trina from Anirt Quilting.  I couldn't walk about the markets too much coz my knees are bad but I did manage to check out one stall with a heap of gorgeous rainbow dyed things.  I love rainbow tie dying so I asked her if she ever does yardage as quilters would love it.  Well, it just so happened that she had a 3 metre length which I supposed some people would use as a sarong or maybe a table cloth.  I think she said the fabric was lawn.  I think it will make a fabulous quilt backing!  It is 3m x 1.5m or about 3 yds x 1.5.

I asked if she had any more and she didn't but she offered to make more and then she suggested making some with a smaller swirl - by this time I was stroking the 3m that I had and salivating  - my husband didn't know quite what to say.  Before I moved on I ordered another 3m of 12 inch swirls!  Yum!!!  I have no idea who many that will give me - but definitely enough for a quilt top, or more than one and hopefully, some for  a giveaway.  It will be at least a month before they are ready as the school holidays are coming up and then Easter.   That's okay, I am in no rush!

Once that transaction was completed it was time to complete the grocery shopping and then head home.  Today I completed my border on Andrea's round robin block - but I can't show you coz Andrea will read this and see it and she isn't allowed to.  I also completed the four star blocks that i will send to Celia with a hexagon flower as part of our extra little swap for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge - but I can't show you coz I don't want to spoil the surprise for Celia and finally I have made four star blocks for a friend who doesn't know she is going to receive them but I can't post them either because they are so "her" that she might guess and it will spoil the surprise! 

So, what i can show you is my progress in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge - this month being purple!  First some flower blocks to add to my multi coloured collection 

These are the mini pin wheels that always a bonus from these blocks

This was supposed to be another flower block but I messed it up and trimmed the corners before I realised so I finished it off differently and have decided that I will try and do something with it anyway coz I love the
purple fabric!

And this is a sneak peak at my main purple project for this month  - you will just have to wait and see how it turns out......as will I!

Till next time....happy stitching!


  1. You have been busy - can't wait to see all the surprises!

  2. OH my gosh. I love your tie died fabric and you are right that will be a wonderful back. Can not wait to see the rest of the fabric that you ordered. And your blocks are awesome. You have really been busy. Hope you are having a wonderful day.

  3. OMG what a wonderful find... how lucky were you to stop by that stall... I will be waiting for the post of your ordered fabric... hope the knees are feeling better xxx

  4. Looking forward to what you are coming up with next.

  5. You're such a teaser! That tie dyed fabric is to "dye" for! And, pinwheels, they're everywhere! Isn't it neat how sometimes when we "mess up", it turns out great!


  6. The tie-dye is great and I would like to see the one you ordered, too. I love all your purple projects. You've given me some other ideas.


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