Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Purple Party


I'm joining in at the linky party over at "Quiltstory" today. I'm very new to the whole link party aspect of blogs, but I'm quickly getting hooked! What fun!

Today I've been working on the quilt back for my niece's quilt. My SIL told me that her favorite color right now is purple, which is great, because it's one of my favorite colors too! In an effort to be frugal and to avoid buying more fabric, I decided to piece together the back with what I had in my stash. Of course this takes more work, but it saves money, and she's going to have a double-sided quilt when I'm finished! I really flew by the seat of my pants with this one. I first dug out all my purple fabrics. I had a lot of fat quarter, quarter yards and half yards, plus some larger scraps to work with. I decided to cut them into 9 inch strips, to minimize waste, then sewed some scraps of the neutral background fabric that I had left over from the front, and some co-coordinating fabric I had left over from my "BQ quilt". I'm now sewing the strips together. I hope finish tonight.

I must admit that I might like the back of this quilt better than the front once it's done. Has that happened to any of you? Hopefully I can show you the finished product soon!

On a side note, today it election day, and while the press likes to brand each of us as "red" or "blue", I think in reality we're all various shades of purple. Now, if we can only convince our politicians to think purple.....

3 comments:

Wendy said...

Purple seems to be popping up everywhere lately. I like what you've shared so far. I also like your reference to politics...I always feel somewhere inbetween...yay purple. Oh and your blog title made me laugh!

Quiltstory said...

Great colors. Can't wait to see the final product!

Becky said...

Thanks!