April's colour for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge was purple. (Yum) With the public holidays over Easter, I managed to get a few of my purple blocks done. Here is the Road to Tennessee block:
And the scrappy 25 patch:
Then I decided to put together the "Purple People Eater" i.e. the yellow appliqued flowers I had been working on and the purple 6" squares Jackie sent me. This is as far as I got last night:
I found a piece of yellow which was just perfect for the first border. BUT It wasn't big enough, so I cut the strips 1.75" instead of the 2" I had intended. Just scraped through. Phew!
There isn't enough of any one piece of purple for the next border in my stash, so I have decided to make it scrappy. I cut a pile of "bricks" last night from scraps - 3.5" wide by whatever length I had, and have ended up with some as small as 5", and all the way up to 8.5". I will sew them end to end, then cut the required lengths for the borders.
The quilt will be for Stitching Hearts, and I would really love to have it done by Thursday, to take down to Sydney with me. I have enjoyed making this quilt so much that I am planning to do another like it in another colour way.
I had intended to finish that last night, but got distracted into scanning more photos. This one is of my dad, centre front, aged about 8 or 9 flanked by his twin brothers, Jack and Sid. Don't ask me which is which. It was taken in Shanghai, China, roughly 1922. Don't they look like a mischievous bunch of little monkeys?
A lot of the photos are in fairly bad shape, so I have Photoshopped them. Some require much more work on them, but for now they are scanned and organised into appropriate places on my disk.
I still have my purple Jacobs Ladder blocks to do, but all is not lost, as there are still a few days of April left.
This morning I was amused to see that the flowers in church were purple too.
To see more purple goodies people have made for the RSC you will need to take a look here.
Til next time.....Keep on stitching