Friday, March 25, 2016

More adventures in purple

Old Faithful (my '71 Singer) , after its unexpected promotion to Main Machine, and I buckled down to some serious piecing for the last two days.
I was actually halfway through the block in the right hand corner when disaster struck yesterday.


As you can see, I finished it, and even continued.


Those are the first five blocks for March in the 365 Challenge.  Yay, I'm less than three weeks behind now!  (By one day, but still that totally counts.)

And you know there had to be piglets...
I found another yarn-y fabric -


and I thought I had already used this purple plaid for a piglet, but I can't find it, so I made another one.  Because I love this purple plaid.


I cut out a few more projects while I had the rotary cutter in my hand.  Apparently I think I need at least two more purple piglets, plus I cut a bunch of 1.5" squares for my four-patch leader/enders because I was running low.  On the far right are some tiny boats, ready to sail off to the sewing machine.


And a monkey mysteriously appeared, bearing his own provisions.


That banana fabric was a gift from Libby last fall, along with a couple of monkey prints.  She apparently felt that the monkey fires needed to be fanned.  And it worked.
Because while I was piecing some little boats for my Rainbow Regatta -


 

THIS suddenly hove into view.


Just when you thought it was safe to get back in the water, another one turned up.


Just to add to the chaos, that second monkey ship is going the wrong way...




I'm linking to So Scrappy's ScrapHappy Saturday.  Come see all the rainbow fun!




18 comments:

Libby in TN said...

The monkeys are hungry no more! Thanks for the shout-out.

Cathy said...

Pigs hogging the limelight, monkey business, and a boat load of boats, and an enabling friend...what more could a blog post want?

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Pigs, monkeys, and little boats - what fun.

Scrap and quilts said...

Not even 3 weeks behind. I. N. V. U. :) (Still haven't finished Feb.)
A woolly piglet! Now that's too cute! Love that purple plaid too. Had to laugh at the monkeys sailing the wrong way. So mischievous! Enjoy! ;^)

Mari said...

Love your cheerful little sailboats! Good thing they're not pirate monkeys!

Marly said...

Gayle, your story-telling is a hoot!LOL!!
Nice blocks too, and so many!

Sally T said...

I just got a yard of that monkey fabric because I'm still obsessed with the idea of a monkey and a piglet sharing a ride in a boat like the owl and the pussycat. You are a bad influence...despite your being able to make lemons out of lemonade.

scraphappy said...

Oh dear- those poor monkeys -- sailing ever which way. Love the bananas -/ monkeys do get hungry from time to time .

LA Paylor said...

whew! Got caught up in your life. Sure wish we lived closer, as you make me laugh too. The wee boats are too cute. Lots of purple to love around your house.
LEeAnna

tubakk said...

So many lovely purple blocks you've made. And your story is so fun. I'm in love with the piglets, but I never manage to make more than one a month.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Love your banana and monkey fabric! So perfect! The purple plaid pig, too! (Say that five times fast, lol!). It is great fun to follow your blog and see all that you're up to! Thanks for introducing me to the monkeys!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Those little sail boats are just TOO cute!!

Peggyinno said...

I look forward to your post every Saturday! Your storytelling couldn't be funnier and you always have great blocks to show off!! Love, love, love the purple plaid piggie!!

PaulaB quilts said...

Oh, no! Just when I thought I had enough trouble with multiplying boats, I realized I have a yard of the same banana fabric on turquoise. To go with some monkey fleece I intend to use for a Project Linus quilt. Now I will have to lock up the monkeys and the bananas to keep them from pirating my boats. Quilting is a risky business these days. We will all have to set up quarantine stations on our blogs. At least I don't have any cute piglets yet. Yours are so colorful and stylish in plaid. Keep up the good work!

Kate said...

Very fun blocks. Those piggies are so cute!

Shasta Matova said...

S many fun blocks! I don't think you have enough bananas for all those monkeys!

Mystic Quilter said...

You're as busy as ever - love your sailing boats.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Rainbow fun, indeed!! Love the plaid piggy.