Planning for Purple

This week has been a very busy one for me especially today, Friday. While I’m waiting for Angela to give us the next monthly color, I’m putting some of my solids to good use. One of my pieces is a beautiful rich purple. By combining it with its complementary color, yellow, there is a real explosion of brightness. The golden yellow piece I found is a batik with very rich tones.

I’ve also been trying to find a new block pattern to try out. The best place I have found for this is Patchwork Square, a website with free quilt block patterns. Each block is shown with a couple of layouts and comes in a variety of sizes. The blocks can be sorted in many different categories, including by size. This is one of the designs I’m thinking about.

Although this block is really beautiful, I feel that I don’t want to undertake anything as complex as this right now. I may decide to make one block in the 16-patch-inch size for a wallhanging.

To begin with I have chosen an easier block made up of 2.5-inch strips for the 14-inch size. I’m not sure how big I’m going to make the quilt, but it really lends itself to easy piecing.

Tonganoxie is the name of a city in Illinois, originally named after a tribal chieftan of that region. I plan to use as my four colors purple , yellow, lilac and white.

At this point I’m hoping that maybe Angela will have chosen purple for the March color. Saturday- Green is a lovely color also. I haven’t seen any green outdoors for ages, so it will be really nice to get out my green scraps.

Actually these colors remind me of Easter so it will be very appropriate, at least like spring crocuses and daffodils, my very favorite flowers. With below freezing temperatures forecast again for this week, this is really going to cheer me up.

By this time next week I should have made some good progress in piecing these blocks, plus my improv blocks and others for the month of March.

I’m linking up with Angela at Cynthia at

13 thoughts on “Planning for Purple

  1. Thanks for the link to Patchworksquare. That’s a new site for me and looks really useful! I hope March’s color is purple, too. Angela is really keeping us on pins and needles so far this month 🙂


  2. That’s going to be gorgeous! Love it!
    (There’s a Tonganoxie in Kansas, too – my grandparents used to live near there half a century ago. It was the “big” town we went to for things that we couldn’t get in Oskaloosa.)


  3. Yes, Easter was what popped into my head as soon as I saw your color pull. I have not heard of Patchwork Square before. Guess what I’ll be doing as soon as I finish this comment? Thanks for the info!


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