Saturday, April 18, 2015

Did someone order a Purple Cow??

Did someone order a purple cow shake?
Only three ingredients, ice cream, milk and grape juice (eeewwww!)

 Reminds me of an old commercial for a drive-in diner: waitress asks customer "you want that with a shake?" Customer, "no you can just walk it over here"

The RSC2015  is still going on with purple this month's chosen color.
I present this month's cow!
Straight from the scrap bin, with possible heart tucked behind one ear, wearing a four-leaf clover fascinator and chewing down on another piece of clover. yummmmm
Or...
Without the heart, which I think I prefer. The appliques are not ironed on yet, hence the little pin holding her clover. I think I love the clover and little hat, so I might just stick them on for good.

The appliques came from the fusible scrap box, and the greens were too bright so I added shading with prismacolor pencils and marking pens.

The teensy 9 patches in purple and white were also hiding in the scrap bin. It gave me an idea for a setting when the herd is finished in all colors. Do you like the 9 patch fence??
Since I am head over hooves in love with a cow, I think there's a good chance of finishing this one!

I encourage each of you to find your special inspiration, ex: squirrels, cats, houses, or whatever and do one in each color. Colors aren't just for cows you know... see what other people are doing with color today over at so scrappy.
The herd so far, small but mighty, a Ranch-ette....
pattern source found here!


66 comments:

  1. Purple Cow milkshakes are my husbands absolute favorite! I love your cows in the scrappy colors. Very cool.

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    1. ooops sorry for the eww but it didn't sound good to me... glad your husband loves them and thank you for the compliments. Leeanna

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  2. these cows are just adorable (I'd say moooving, but that would be bad!! lol) hugs, Julierose

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  3. Your cows are wonderful!!!!!
    Gun

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  4. Who would have thought scrappy cows could be sew cute!!!! Love each and every one and look forward to the next ones!!!

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  5. Love your purple cow, but then I love the rest of the herd, too. The 9 patch is great.
    Hugs

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  6. I have never seen a purple cow until now. Yours is so adorable.

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  7. I love your colorful cows. Really beautiful.

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  8. We mix milk, ice cream and Mixed Berry Yogurt for our Purple cows..... YUMMY.
    Very cute cows. Thanks for sharing. Janita

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  9. I just love your mini herd of heifers! They are so cute.

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  10. First of all, purple is my favorite color. And I love me a purple cow drink. And yes, the clover and the hat should stay. She is absolutely gorgeous!!

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  11. I'd rather see than be one! Very cute cow. this quilt is going to be dynamite. I love the fence idea.

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  12. Super cute! Our purple cow milkshakes are made with milk, sugar, and frozen blueberries. Sometimes we add vanilla yogurt. Sounds better than grape juice to me. :)

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  13. Sweet! I like the clover addition. Now I can't say I've never seen a purple cow!

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  14. I agree with you, I prefer your adorable cow without the heart.

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  15. What a fun block. The purple cow certainly has a sense of style. I prefer her without the heart too.

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  16. So cute! I'm thinking she would be fun to have lunch with!

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  17. Hi LeeAnna,
    Purple! Love her too! What a great herd! And all from scraps! What an inspiration! Thanks! The fencing idea is a great one!
    Time to change my screen saver from pink and blue to purple and yellow!
    Take care,
    Joanne

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  18. Love the purple cow and the fence is a great addition.

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  19. Love this block! My first job was at an ice cream shop called "The purple cow". Although we had purple ice cream, no one ever ordered it :) I think it was blueberry flavored though. I like it without the heart, loved the fabrics you chose! The fence works! Have a great week!

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  20. The clover on the purple cow is just adorable. As a herd, the cows are even cuter than standing alone. I hope this does turn into a finished quilt. What fun!

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  21. Sew cute.. I love your cows. Can you tell me more about the pattern or directions on how to join in? Thanks

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  22. Dropping over from Sew Many Ways, spotted the cow and just couldn't resist taking a closer look. Gorgeous and heading over to check out the pattern now - Chris :D

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  23. I rather like the heart tucked behind the ear, or maybe a flower; gives her a Southern look!

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  24. Your purple cow is the best one yet... love it!

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  25. Foxes first, but cows are definitely second !! I must find that pattern!

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  26. I love the purple cow! And my first thought when I saw the nine-patches was that it was a brilliant idea for the fence so definitely stick with that. I love watching your RSC15 challenge progression. Thanks for sharing.

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  27. I love cows. Especially your cows!!!! So amazing and cute.

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  28. You have a lovely herd building - great stuff!

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  29. The cows are adorable! So much personality! I think I do like the heart behind the ear, but of course it's your call -- it's your cow!

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  30. A purple cow!! I love her! (And all her colourful girlfriends too!) I made a purple cow a couple years ago... my mom used to recite a poem to me about a purple cow when I was a little girl. Such fond memories!

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  31. A purple cow!! I love her! (And all her colourful girlfriends too!) I made a purple cow a couple years ago... my mom used to recite a poem to me about a purple cow when I was a little girl. Such fond memories!

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  32. I love all your cows! Can you share where you got the pattern??

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  33. These cows are the cutest! Love the fun fabrics you chose.

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  34. These cow blocks are just toooooo cute! What a great idea for a quilt!

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  35. Nothing like a purple cow to make you smile! How fun are those?? Love it!

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  36. While all the cows are adorable and I especially like the purple one. Great job adding the hand detail with the marker on the green to make it work the way you wanted it to! I never would have thought of that!

    Terri Ann @ childlike fascination

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  37. Oh, yes, to the 9-patch fence. It just adds to the whimsy."I never saw a purple cow. I never hope to see one. But I can tell you anyhow, I'd rather see than be one!" Well, in this case, I like seeing a purple cow, with apologies to poet Gellett Burgess. (Purple Cow is the name of the ice cream line at our local grocery store.)

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  38. CUTE cows! Beautiful bovines! Handsome heifers!! :) I love the fence! You might also play with the "rail fence" ...maybe work it in with the 9patches somehow.... :)

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  39. Great idea to take a series. I do love it in cows though! They are really lovely!

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  40. I do so love a purple cow and yours is no exception. Here in Switzerland the purple cow is the logo for Milka chocolate, which I do quite enjoy. I love your idea of doing a series of cowes, they are really wonderful.

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  41. Oh my goodness...I almost chose this block for my RSC 2015 block!!! How fun to see them all come together. I love what you have done!

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  42. What a fun idea you've got going here. Thank you for linking up with Sew Cute Tuesday.

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  43. Your herd is coming along nicely. I really love the pop of green added to that purple cow. Yes, they do love clover!

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  44. Moo.

    (As in, more cows, please - these are so fabulous!)

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  45. Adorable! Love them in every color!

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  46. I really love these cows, I can't see how your herd will turn out!

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  47. I LOVE it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  48. I adore your purple cow! Thanks for sharing it with us at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy!

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  49. I'm loving all your cows! Such a sweet colorful herd. The clover and hat are cute additions too (I'd vote No to the heart). Thanks for linking up to Main Crush Monday! We are crushing on cows! :)

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