Monday, December 12, 2016

En Provence - Clue 3

Onwards to part three if this year's mystery quilt, En Provence! If you want the instructions for this pattern, go to this post for it! See what everyone else is doing at this post.

After my winter cold ran its course last week, I started feeling noticeably better on Thursday and managed to get clue two finished on time! This weekend was the kickoff of all things Christmas at my house. My sisters and I went to a breakfast and show given in the traditions of France. How appropriate! Joyeux noel, tout le monde!

I made some Cashmere Covered Pillows as gifts. I got my decorations out, played the Christmas Songs to the Burning Yule Log video, and revamped the house into rooms full of tinsel, lights, and holiday-print fabric. The chicken was roasted, the lists are made and the snow started to fall. 'Tis the season!

Back on track.... This week - Purple four patches! Think lavender fields. 

I grabbed a bunch of fabrics for my purples and started cutting strips from the smallest pieces in the pile and worked up into the larger pieces. I figured I need to use the scraps instead of making more scraps!

Sasha thought she'd keep the freshly sewn strips warm for me as they came off of the machine. 
My 221 got a cleaning and oiling today. <3 p="">

Scrappy purple strip sets! Oh so fun!

All subcut and ready for pairing.

Looking good! But I realized that I only cut enough to make 89 4-patches and I need way more than that!
I'll be heading back to the ol' cutting board! 

I hope you're enjoying the mystery! Let's get sewing!


Ramona said...

You have some great purples! I had to go back and cut more strips, too. Your cashmere pillow is beautiful. I've made pillows from sweaters, too, but not a cashmere sweater. Great idea!

Vireya said...

Thank heavens those purple strips have Sasha to keep them warm!