Friday, March 4, 2016

Purple Prism

The color has happily changed from brown to purple over at the RSC2016.
Yea!
These are the big 4-patch blocks I like a lot (unlike the stratavarious ones)
These are made with 15 inch light strata, and 15 inch dark strata.
Place RST with one strata horizontal and one vertical.
Sew 1/4" around the whole sandwich, cut across diagonal in both directions and press open.

Voila! Sew the four small blocks together into the 20" 4 patch seen below.
purple, blue and brown. I figure 12 20" blocks will make a nice lap quilt.

I like the process, using up stringy strips with no concern of their width, I like the surprise when you cut them apart at the end, I like the light and dark contrasts, and the strong line created.

other scrappy projects are over here at scrappy Sundays

32 comments:

  1. And I agree that purples are more fun to play with than browns . . .

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  2. Definitely like the purples better!

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  3. Although the purple goes well with the brown. Like the first crocus of spring :-)

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  4. The purple string block is especially pretty - and says "spring".

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  5. It's so Spring!
    That will be a great lap quilt!

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  6. It's so Spring!
    That will be a great lap quilt!

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  7. I've made this block, too. I call them potholders. But yours are so much prettier. Congratulations on a lovely start.

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  8. I love purple... and I would love a jacket with such cool purple prisms :o)

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  9. Very nice! I've been pondering a string quilt but need to decide size and layout.

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  10. Love your string blocks specialy the ones with the purple fabrics. I am a more purple than brown person. LOL

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  11. I had no idea the blocks were that size! What a great way to use up a lot of strips. You'll have a quilt in no time.

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  12. These blocks are so lovely. Thanks for explaining the method. Great way to do it.

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  13. Love it! The blocks looks great together, kind of prismatic and mystical. It will be a great quilt! Hugs, Mickie

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  14. So pretty! You are doing a fabulous job of using up all your scraps this year.

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  15. I'm liking this, especially the purple. Can't wait to see more.
    Pat F in Winnipeg

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  16. I really like this purple block. They all play well together. I'm with you on sewing strings. Love the 'mindless' sewing and getting a block with so much color and texture in the end!

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  17. How nice to be surprised. Did you use a paper or some kind of base,? Each original block is 15", right? I just came across a stash of j-r strips in light and dark purples last night. Now you showed me an answer, thanks.

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  18. I'll have to try that block!

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  19. I love your method of making the strata blocks! I'm going to have to try that!

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  20. Purple is a terrific color and the color of kings and royalty. Perfect for Master Cole. ;)

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  21. I adore purples, so I'm enjoying March hugely! Your string blocks are wonderful (especially the purple ones!) and are going to make a gorgeous quilt. I love blocks like that that look more complicated than they are.

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  22. I LOVE your RSC string blocks.

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  23. Looking good! Love seeing these blocks each month.

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  24. Hi! Love your colors and artwork, that I saw by clicking on the link at NO RULES WEEKEND BLOG PARTY #174! I'm a first time visitor, but put you into 3 of my Google+ circles. I am a color maven and blog at www.colors4health.com. Stop by for a visit anytime and enjoy this precious day. Nancy A.

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  25. The colors are SO gorgeous! Just looking at them makes me feel happy!

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  26. Purple is my favorite color and you used it beautifully!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  27. Yes, thank goodness brown has gone and now on to lovely purple! Your purple blocks are luscious and playing very nicely with brown!

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  28. Beautiful! I like the dark and light contrast too!

    -Soma

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  29. In so many ways I still wish I had chosen to do string blocks with the soscrappy color challenge. If time wasn't an issue, I would start doing it now....or maybe I just will anyway. After all, I have a whole drawer of strips that I can sort. Oh so many things I want to do but so little time.

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  30. Definitely loving the purples this month too!! Your blocks look great:-)

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  31. Your string blocks are moving right along. Thanks for sharing on Podunk Pickin's. I've always wanted to make a string quilt, it would be the perfect project for taking along with me to moms.

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