Friday, October 28, 2011

The Purple Monster Quilt

When I was commissioned to make the three quilts from a friend, another friend caught wind of it. He asked me if I’d make him a quilt for his wife for Christmas too. His only request was that it had purple in it. I was more than happy to oblige. I needed some fresh and new fabrics to work with in between working with the clothing quilts.

I dug out the pattern I had used for my orange and aqua baby quilt last year. I decided to make a bigger version of it, this time using purple and blue.

I found most of the purples at The Stitchin’ Post. Me and my family had taken a drive out there in June. The dark purple separating the blocks is a Moda crossweave, the warp and the weft of the fabric is a different color, giving it a shimmery effect. It’s so pretty. There is several fabrics from the Tula Pink line called Parisville. I love that fabric. I love anything Tula Pink designs actually…

The blues were all from my stash. I knew his wife loved dogs, so I added in a print from the Sherbert Pips line, those puppies are so cute!

This is a huge quilt, I didn’t intend for it to be quite this big, but I was having too much fun with the fabrics. I backed it with flannel, and bound it with a Parisville print.

I am selling some of my cross stitching patterns, go HERE and let me know if there is anything you are interested in!


Marie-P said...

Hi Heather, So happy to hear from you (I miss you :D). You have really become quite the quilter, do you ever find time to cross stitch?
Your purple quilt is gorgeous, I am sure that man's wife will be so pleased with her new quilt; great job!

Brigitte said...

It's gorgeous, this purple quilt.

Linda said...

So pretty! I love all the purples with just bit of aqua. The dogs are adorable!

Ariane said...

I love this purple quilt!! It's gorgeous!!!

MysteryKnitter said...

I still have not stitched. But on the other hand I stitched so much last year I think a break is just what the doctor orders.