Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Purple

I have come to the realization that I don't DO purple. Purple is probably one of my least favorite colors to work with. I therefore do not have a lot of purple fabric in my stash. To challenge myself this week I have decided to make a simple baby quilt with purple and green fabrics.

I do, however, have A LOT of Kaffe Fassett fabrics that I love, but I don't seem to use them very often. So they were also targeted for use in this quilt.

The chosen fabrics:


I have combined the colored fabrics with a solid Handkerchief Linen fabric (55% cotton/ 45% linen), and have made some half square triangles. The linen colorway is birch, a light beige almost grey color.


I am going to spend today sewing the blocks together. The blocks are fairly small. Including seam allowances they measure just 3.25 inches square.


Progress is slow today, but I am pleased with the color combination.

22 comments:

  1. Wow. I am TOTALLY a green-blue-purple girl, so I am loving that quilt! Looks great!

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  2. This is beautiful! I like the idea of using colors that you don't normally use. (Mine is orange - and I actually like the color - I just don't buy orange fabric.)

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  3. I'll take the purple! It's my favorite color.

    The triangles are gorgeous!

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  4. that quilt will be devine! i love purple, and think it looks great with the green...but then any Kaffe Fasset fabrics would make anything look amazing!! Beautiful : )

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  5. I don't think I have any purple in my stash but after seeing your baby quilt...well, I may just have to change that! The purple and green looks fantastic together.

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  6. The color combinations are fabulous! In fact, I own some of those fabrics and love them. However, you definitely need more purple. I just love purple. The HST's are just joyful!

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  7. Just gorgeous (again!) and I know where you have been! I phoned just after you had left the shop and mentioned a blogger friend had recommended them to me and they knew who it was immediately - that really tickled my fancy! They are sending samples - nice people - - so the colour is birch - just wonderful!
    Hugs - Lurline♥

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  8. They're not really my colours either but they look great!
    Amazing what some simple linen will do to make even the least obvious fabric choice stunning.
    Andi :-)

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  9. I'm there with you on the purple. For years I refused to have anything purple at all in my closet, but now I am trying to have a bit more of an open mind. Good for you for breaking out of your comfort zone!

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  10. I'm with you. Purple generally scares me. So I am somewhat bemused that you have completely one me over with your pics!

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  11. wow...you know i got thinking that i never really use any purple either. Despite your feelings about it, these little squares look great together. The purple and green really suit one another. They are going to be a perfect baby quilt

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  12. Ditto on the purple. I use it but it has to be with other colours, I find it hard to look at an all purple quilt for too long. I love anything Kaffe though and the green with it is a great choice.

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  13. It looks lovely! I really can't stand the color purple - and I'm working on the second quilt with it, lol. Good for you for taking something you don't really like and making something beautiful with it!

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  14. Love the vibrancy of your fabrics!!

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  15. It's a great color combination. I like it when you do, do purple. I just started a similar one with blue Kaffe Fasset. I love his fabric, but I find it hard to use with other fabric.

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  16. This looks great.

    I think we all have colours we gravitate to...I love blue, but find green a difficult colour to buy and sew with.

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  17. What is it about purple? It's my least favorite color and I have NONE in my stash. The only purple I've worked on is baby soft lavendar. Your color combos are so pretty. Love Kaffe. The greens look great with the purple.

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  18. Purple is my least favorite color, too. I'm eager to see how those triangles end up coming together with the magic of quilting!

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  19. I love the purple! I wish more designers would incorporate it into their lines. Then everyone would love it and use it more! :)

    I am loving how it is turning out. Can't wait to see the end result!

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  20. It looks great. Again, you are so amazing with putting fabrics together!

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  21. Purple is the color I use most, and I can safely say you've done it magnificent justice here!

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  22. Love the fabrix. I need some Kaffe. I want your fabric. All of it.

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