27 April 2017

Purple Power

Purple Haze

Before I am an old woman, I shall wear purple. Often.

Last year I began cutting up my purple dress and quilt leftovers into charm squares. One winter Saturday, I began mixing and matching the blocks to make disappearing four patches. Back then, I thought I'd make another triangle quilt like the one I made for cousin Noah for Christmas last year.


But then Artisan Spirit released the new Echoes panel. Some of my purple leftovers match the purple Echoes panel. So I HAD to have one! Made the flimsy come together much faster, too. This is one of my new favorite quilt tops. I love looking at it, and I can't wait to quilt it.


Some of my purple leftovers come from dresses I've made, including this one...




The Artisan Spirit Shimmer was the perfect frame for this panel. I wasn't sure I'd have enough, so I kept the frame narrow. I have about eight inches of the full yard left now.


After the very pale blue frame and the Artisan Spirit Shimmer, I began putting my disappearing four patches together and realized I would be just a little short lengthwise. I decided to add another border to the top and bottom so the four patch blocks would fit properly. I used the leftovers from another dress!


I like the back of the quilt top as much as the front. The triangle seams make me want to craft a Hunter's Star quilt from the remaining leftovers.


And yet, another half-square triangle quilt would be fun to make and quilt. I am anxious to start quilting Purple Haze and whatever I do with the remaining blocks and charm squares.


Linking up with Busy Hands Quilts, Confessions of a Fabric Addict and Crazy Mom Quilts.

6 comments :

  1. Making great use of the leftovers indeed there at your feed!

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    1. If only I could make a dent in the scrap stash, Pat! I feel as if the scraps are taking over!!!

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  2. What a lovely, creative quilt! Wonderful colors excellently made.

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    1. Thank you, Pam! This has been one of my favorite projects!

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  3. Pretty purple project! You're right, that panel is super.

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    1. Thank you, Louise! I found out they have that panel in three more colors...

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