Sunday, April 12, 2015

That time of the week…...

Yes, Saturday (Sunday here) and time for a post about Purples.

I'm posting  the Mountain Majesty blocks again from last weeks' post, the
colours looked very muddied, this taken on a good day is clearer

but taken on a funny angle!

With this Saturday and two more to go in April I wondered what on earth
I was going to make with purple, I didn't need more purple Mountains but
I love Ohio Stars so I'm making a second quilt.


The one above looked better on point
but it seems I didn't take a photo of that setting



however I think I will go with on point. Six each month set diagonally should make a
good quilt, the blocks are 6" finished.

I'm using up some of my older tiny prints for the background where possible, I have heaps 
going back years and years. My Kaffe scraps just have to be in there
and confession time …… I have just had a delivery of the
new range so I may just have to have some of those in these two quilts.

Don't forget to visit everyone at
the Rainbow Scrap Challenge
I need to play catch-up over the next few weeks to make more of the two
different blocks in Blue, Pink and Yellow!!

The week seems to have flown by and I feel as if I'm back on a roll with my
quilting! The blue hexagon quilt should be all put together in a few days and
not many more H blocks to sew.

As it's a purple month have a look at the tiny cyclamen patch
below - they are actually more pink I know - and




 about three inches high at most. This is just a small patch there are more,
each year after flowering I wait for the seed capsules to mature then
sprinkle under the hydrangeas, they seem to love it there.

We have family coming for dinner tonight so it's time for me to head to the kitchen,
Summer Quiche tonight made with shortcrust pastry, sour cream, shallots, tasty cheese, eggs, courgettes,
basil and of all things - lettuce! It is just delicious and every bit as tasty when cold
for lunch the next day.
Maureen

14 comments:

Julierose said...

Your Scrappy MTs are just gorgeous--really nice fabric choices. hugs, Julierose P.S. Stars are looking so nice too...

Scrappy quilter said...

The stars are wonderful. Love the material you are using for them.

scraphappy said...

Using new focus fabric with old background fabrics sounds like a great compromise.

Razzle Dazzle Quilter said...

I'm loving the purple phase! Only ny fav colour. Thanks for the cyclamen tip, never knew you could do that.

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I love your purple blocks. I had to get a few of the new Kaffe's and Philip's too.

Raewyn said...

Well done on your purple sewing, Maureen. I really struggled to find some - and I must say my purples are quite different to yours! :-) Those stars are a winner also love your Mountain Majesty locks.

Leeanne said...

Pretty purple stars. I would struggle to fine purple in my stash!

Angie said...

Fun purple stars! I will be watching for the new Kaffe fabrics - the new line looks yummy! Your quiche recipe sounds yummy, too - lettuce in a quiche sounds intriguing!

Sheila said...

Love, love, love your purple prints and blocks!

Ann said...

Ohio Stars are always beautiful. On point is my favorite, too. Thanks for the inspiring purple display.

Magpie Sue said...

I'm thinking I may have to begin another set of blocks for the RSC too, in order to have something to share each week. I already have a lot of purple stars!

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Hey... these mountain majesty blocks look very familiar! I've been playing with this just lately too, lots of fun! Linda

Debra said...

Love your purple star block.. you pick the most gorgeous fabrics! Just beautiful!!!

Pamela Arbour said...

Love your majestic mountain blocks. All of your blocks look great!