Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Purple Parade

We are back home again, and there actually are signs of spring here now! My tulips and crocus are peeking through, soon there will be flowers in the back yard again :) I planted a whole bag full of new tulips bulbs last fall...cant wait to see them !!

And I haven't been around for Work in Progress Wed for awhile, so time to check in.

I had bought this jelly roll at a local quilt shop in a small town near here, quite awhile back ....the fabric was called Lilac Parade. I don't think that I have actually ever used purple in a quilt before, and I do like purple! So I started cutting this up, and mixed it with a Natural Jelly Roll.

I made very simple blocks...I cut them into 4-1/2" and 6 1/2" strips, using the Natural as the centre of the block.

I am not quite sure how big this will end up, and I have no particular home in mind for this, just play time!

Other works in progress:
1) Wonky Blocks....blocks are finished and safely stored on a shelf somewhere :(

2) Square Dance....still being avoided...yes, I will get this done soon!! ..promise!

3) California is finished, need to find something for the backing.

4) Newfoundland progress...slowly...but it is pretty!!

But before I get back to this , I have to make up another of my tote bags for a birthday gift for my daughters MIL ! Better get sewing!

But first I will check out the Needle and Thread Network,

and Lee's Work in Progress Wed!

Have a great day !


  1. Thanks for your comment have to do the dresden; it is so easy.Your are moving right along the Nfld, very prettyl

  2. With each scroll down your projects get more and more wonderful. Good for you!

  3. You have alot of fun things going on over there!!

  4. Some great projects and some gorgeous fabrics! Can't wait to see the progress on them

    Also I've added some new fabrics into my swap shop. If you're interested feel free to check it out =D

  5. I am lovin' your purple blocks. Cant wait to see your wonky blocks together. You have lots of awesome projects to work on.

  6. You have so many lovely projects on the go. I love the colours in each project, especially California Sun.

  7. I love all your blocks, and am curious what you'll do with the lilac ones.

  8. Lots of lovely UFOs - I wish I had so few that I could list them on my blog - happy stitching!

  9. Great projects, Flo! I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with those purple blocks. Yum!

  10. So many great projects on-the-go.


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