Here is the helper kitty, Rhapsody that I mentioned yesterday... You can see that also in the bag are trimmings from my purple project.
RB took over this position as soon as she left & was content to stay in the bag agina last night well after I was done cutting. YES if you missed that in passing, I finished cutting for my July Project Spectrum Purple Quilt last night!
Here is the block! It finished 8 inches square. That is the lightest purple in my stash. And if not the darkest, that is right up there near the darkest of my purples. Even though this block shows a high contrast, many will not.
So how many purples did I cut? Care to guess? Come on... Higher... Higher... (unless you started at about 75!) I actually think the real number is closer to 73... I cut each one twice so that it could be the light or the dark as shown in my sample block. So I will probably end up with a 12 x 12 layout... Which is just as well, because I have 9 yards for the back.
Since this is a July project, & I need 144 blocks, I need to average about 5 blocks a night.
BUT... I am starting a night class TONIGHT!
At least they are easy sewing & fairly quick to assemble.
And because it is July, I'll share this purple block. (FYI all of those purples will be in the Project Spectrum quilt too.) So if I piece any of them together into 1 block, you can see how the contrast will be drastically different. But I hope not to make too many that are so close in value.
I ran across this on the internet... (Who would have ever thought to even try such a thing?)
This NPR article has the video.