Saturday, 14 January 2017

Purple Slabs

This week I worked on a couple of purple slab for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  You can find the method for making sabs in the book Sunday Morning Quilts by Amanda Jean Nyberg and Cheryl Arkison.

Here is a close-up of the blocks, all kinds of purple bits in there.

Here they are on the cutting table.

Ready to join their buddies.

Altogether I have 20, which would make a quilt that measures around 56 x 70.  I know I could add a couple more colours, so I think I’ll keep adding through the year so that this can become a larger quilt, usable on a bed, I’m all about function.

If you like purple you might want to stop by this week’s Rainbow Scrap Challenge, there are a whole lot of pretty purple quilty pictures to look at..


  1. Crumb blocks are the ultimate scrap user. Always so much fun to see all the little bits come together.

  2. Your slabs were fun to investigate close a secret tour of your stash and past projects.

  3. I like looking at the little bits of fabric that have found a home in your slab. They look great!

  4. WOW! I love your slab blocks! This is going to be fun watching you make slab blocks this year.

  5. What a WONDERFUL use of those small PURPLE scraps!! My own slab blocks are 6.5" and I'm framing them this year to end up with a larger quilt. You've got that taken care of with your larger blocks. I will be looking forward to seeing this quilt grow!!

  6. What does slab stand for? Whatever it is, it's very cool. I think the quilt will look great!

    1. Slab is Cheryl’s description of this block which she uses in her book for a quilt called ‘The missing U’. You can also find the instructions on her blog:

      I prefer the mile a minute method, which I’ve blogged about:

      However I took a class with Cheryl and got started on some slabs and wanted to complete a quilt.

  7. I really need to make some crumbs this year too. Love how your blocks are coming along - so fun to see all the bits and pieces hiding in the blocks.

  8. lnieman@telusplanet.net16 January 2017 at 19:59

    I am anxiously awaiting and intrigued to see how these blocks will all go together!