Monday, August 15, 2016

More Hazy Purple

When I was looking for hazy purple UFOs to work on this month, I came across Trellis Garden, a "long-intentioned" project that was yet to be cut.

Trellis Garden - designed by Marilyn Foreman
I ultimately picked another project as my One Monthly Goal (OMG), even though I thought the fabric qualified under the Rainbow Scrap Challenge (RSC) colors for the month.

Aloha by Laundry Basket Quilts for Moda
lots of hazy purple and evergreen fronds
I purchased this fabric at least 4 years ago at Yoder's in Shipshewana, Indiana.  My first plan was to use it as border fabric so I purchased 2 yards. Later that day I came across the pattern for Trellis Garden where the block centers are 4-patch posies and decided the fabric would work well for that.  I went back and purchased more.

I thought I had calculated correctly, but the separate cuts created a problem with the 24" repeat. I had only three complete repeats! I even tried using the horizontal repeats from far side of the fabric but those are never quite the same. In the end I started cutting individual squares that best matched the three I was already able to cut; the fabric started to look like Swiss cheese!

Initially I was struggling just to make the 13 blocks I needed for a small throw. In the end I was able to cobble together 18 blocks, enough for a larger throw!

4-Patch Posies
That's my RSC activity for the week! And while it's on my design wall this morning, it will go back in the box waiting for a time when I can address the rest of the pattern. It looks confusing and I think I need an undisturbed block of time to work it out.

Linking  up at Patchwork Times for Design Wall Monday.


  1. The fabric is beautiful! Love the 4 patch posie blocks, too. Hope the pattern isn't too frustrating to figure out.

  2. I think that fabric makes a great 4 patch posie pattern. Once you start in again, I'm sure it will go together more easily. I have bought fabric for making one too and I can't even remember which box I put it in or where that box is right now!! At least your's is more recent than mine!! Will be watching to see it come alive.

  3. Your fabric is just lovely and your have used it to advantage. I love it!

  4. That's a beautiful fabric! I'm glad you were able to get at least the 18 blocks. It's hard to see the rest of the design in the pattern - it will be interesting to see it come together when you get back to it. When I set one aside because it is confusing or there is some sort of problem, it's usually years before I pick it back up again LOL!!!

  5. You will put it together in a flash once you can sit and read the pattern carefully.

  6. It's already an interesting quilt, and those alternate blocks are really going to add a lot to it. I think time out is a good plan for it for now - until you can get a moment to really focus. (Which may be when the weather cools off a bit, eh?)

  7. You ended up with some beautiful blocks and progress on a UFO. That's a pretty good accomplishment for one month.


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