Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Purple Patch Quilt

Yesterday was spent tidying my sewing area and organizing my stash.  I am actually a very messy sewer, and have a bad habit of not re-folding and returning fabric back to where it came from.   It is not unusual for there to be a fabric mountain on my work table. Whilst going through some of my boxed fabrics I came across the Purple Patch Quilt.  It was put aside, way back in November, to await the arrival of the binding fabric.


So today was spent sewing on the binding with fabric that arrived quite some time ago.


The binding fabric as well as all of the solids are Kaffe Fassett shot cottons in the colorway Lilac, Lavender, Heather, Prune and Grape.


Shot cottons, as opposed to true solids, add so much more depth and interest to a quilt with shifts in color from tonal variations.


Purple is still my personal challenge color, it is slowly growing on me. Slowly.  I wonder if other quilters have color issues?

The Purple Patch Quilt is now available in my Etsy Store.  Sold


Thanks for stopping by!

Purple Patch Quilt - backing

50 comments:

  1. Love shot cottons! Absolutely love them!

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  2. I just love the way your "quilt mind" thinks. Your quilts are so unique and beautiful. The way you put colors and patterns together...its very inspiring. :)

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  3. Beautiful! Purple is actually one of my least favorite colors too but I really dig this quilt.

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  4. Beautiful!!!!

    what else can i say..

    xo
    eva

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  5. Purple is my smallest pile in my stash! I love this quilt.

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  6. I'm not a huge fan of purple either but you have made it look amazing!

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  7. I'm not sure I'll ever get the hang of green. I love green but there are just so many greens and the ones I love do not love each other.

    You're rockin' the purple, though - beautiful!

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  8. I used to not like purple too much but it's definitely become a favourite. Love this quilt! The shot cottons are gorgeous.

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  9. Great looking quilt! I have GOT to get some of those shot cottons.

    I love green, red and purple and have trouble with blue and pink. Especially pink--it looks horrible on me so I am not attracted to it at all!

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  10. Well I love purple so I'm glad to see you all coming around :-) Beautiful! And it looks so cute in your header!

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  11. Another lovely quilt .... but then I love purple. Colours I don't like are browns, dull fawns and mustards. Oh, and those dreary dusky pinks and grey/blues! And olive green!

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  12. I just love it - I have a bit of a problem with yellow - used to be orange too, but there are so many nice ones around now, they have won me over.

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  13. This is such a beautiful quilt. Where do you source the shot cottons from?

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  14. Great quilt and I love those shot solids they are lovely. I've got some colour issues with orange myself.

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  15. You just can't go wrong with purple! This is lovely.

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  16. Oh, this is beautiful. I tend towards blues and greens-ALL the time. I think it's time for me to branch out. I have a bunch of purples in my collection...hmmmmm.

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  17. I can relate to the messy sewer syndrome! But it all gets cleaned up eventually. I love the purples, and greens are a favorite. I find I don't use alot of reds, though. The quilt is great for it's simplicity and use of color.

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  18. Purple is not a color I take naturally too either, but I'm really pleasantly surprised at how well it works with all of the colorful patchwork!

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  19. Love it - great quilt, beautiful use of those shot cottons!

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  20. I've never heard of shot cottons before, but I'm happy to learn something new! (There's probably lots of things quilting I've never heard of before -- LOL!) I love colors; I haven't met one yet that I couldn't work with, in its proper place!! :)

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  21. I am so glad to hear you actually had an unfinished quilt laying around! And, I'm happy to hear that you are a messy sewer too...there might be hope for me yet! As always, another gorgeous quilt : )

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  22. well, yellow, just can't stomach yellow....i've tried and it only gets worser....

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  23. My colour issue is white. It looks lovely when others use it, but I tried working with it once, and I hate white! I switched to black as my neautral of choice and am much happier.

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  24. i love all those purples together...they looks so pretty

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  25. I love purple, but sadly have not quilted with it much. Green is my "difficult" color - I love a couple shades of it (think Katie Jump Rope!) and hate the rest.

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  26. This is really beautiful. The purple is such a deep rich color and the shot cottons are gorgeous!

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  27. Purple is my problem color too! I just can't get myself to love it, but I'm pushing myself to use it now and again for variety.

    I think yellow might be my other problem color... Maybe I should make a purple and yellow quilt to push myself out of my boundaries a little. :)

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  28. I love it! Gorgeous, very gorgeous! I love purple - actually I love almost every color except blue. I'm surprised you are able to part with this quilt. I couldn't do it if it was mine.

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  29. I love it! I love purple though so no problem falling for this one. I don't know that I have a problem color...maybe black although I just used it in my sons quilt and I really like it!

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  30. I'm a very messy quilter also. I love the way all your fabrics work together. My least favorite colors are yellow and that bright blue that you see alot with yellow. I think there was a BOM with vases maybe, using those 2 colors. I just can't use those together.

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  31. I have to admit that I don't like purple. And until some minutes ago, I would have added: at all...
    But now...I think I'm really drawn to your quilt...the colors are so vibrant and the purple invite the eyes to rest in between wandering from fabric to fabric.
    I only have two or three pieces of purple/violet/lilac/? fabric in my stash...maybe I should change that...!

    Another color I can't really befriend with is orange...not the buttery, creamy yellow-orange, but the bold, "true" orange...it's just not my color...maybe I should also get some fabric of this color, to overcome my fear of it...because I've seen some quilts using said color & I liked them.
    Do you think I have a color problem? ;o) I never reffered to me as someone afraid of colors...but maybe I was wrong with that, too...
    Thanks for giving me something to consider.
    Greetings from Germany,
    Julia

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  32. It's lovely Rita and it's nice to know someone else has problems folding and putting fabric back. lol

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  33. Purple is one of my favourite colours and this one by Kaffe Fassett is equisite. I am of to order some for myself.
    Lovley work again Rita.

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  34. I LOVE your purple patch quilt (and the term "challenge colour"...I believe purple and orange are mine). And, your sweet new header is adorable!

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  35. OMG that purple patch quilt is fantastic. Please continue working outside your comfort zone!!!

    Brown and greens are my uncomfy colours :)

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  36. I have always liked purple. And I think it has not been used so much in modern fabric. Hopefully, now it's becoming more popular? Your quilt is so gorgeous, Rita!

    I think my challenge color would be red or green.

    ; )

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  37. It is so beautiful, but then I really love purple. Colours I find difficult to work with are yellow and pink. Every once in a while I pick them up and try to do something with them, but I am never really pleased with the result. Good of you to get out of your comfortzone and make something wich is so beautiful.

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  38. I love purple It is my favorite colour. So thanks for highlighting it's beauty.

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  39. Oh my...that is one lovely quilt. It's really nice to see purple in a quilt for a change. You did good!!!

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  40. Oh i LOVE it!! How could you let that one... slip by and get left away!! Its simple but it looks amazing!! xxx

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  41. purple is definitely my challenge color. your quilt looks fantastic. maybe i'll just have to dive into purple anyway.

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  42. I'm not in love with purple either... And yet I seem to have a lot of plants that are purple...not because of their color, but because I like the shape, etc. I'm also not a fan of black... The quilt is great! You should show us a picture of your sewing area! (hint, hint) ;D

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  43. it's wonderful!! I love it!

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  44. Purple is my favorite color...but really, I can't think of any colors I don't like.

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  45. You've given me some food for thought. Purple and yellow are my challenge colours, so I decided buy a few fat quarters of each to push myself outside my comfort zone. Now I have to make sure they don't just sit in the stash...

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  46. I have a very hard time with both purple and orange. I don't even make it to the quilting phase with those colors, I tend to not even buy them at the store. For some reason, I'm just not drawn to them. I think you did a beautiful job with the color purple though! A quilt to be proud of for sure!

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  47. I'm a huge fan of purple and love the Carolina Chambrays, especially in purple. Cutting them at the different angles produces such nice texture with the weave.

    Pretty quilt!

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  48. purple is my *challenge color* also!
    my son wants a green and purple quilt and i'm dreading putting it together.
    yours is just gorgeous though!

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