Friday, May 21, 2010

PURPLE HAZE...BLOGGER'S QUILT FESTIVAL

This year I thought I would participate in the Blogger's Quilt Festival sponsored by Amy's Creative Side.  I always gain such inspiration from other quilters and love to see their accomplishments.  It's such a great way to develop new ideas.  Be sure to drop in and join, or view all the great works from bloggers all over.


My "Purple Haze" quilt came from a desire to do a 2 color quilt.  I usually do scrappy quilts which involve pulling out lots of bins of fabrics  to get everything I need to cut.  I had these 2 beautiful pieces of batik just waiting to be sewn into something...but what?  Finally I decided to paper piece these 13 blocks and then set them on point.  This was the first project I ever set on point and calculating those triangles was a challenge.  I learned that "bigger is better" and you can always trim them down!  I just LOVE this color combination and I get to see it everyday in the bathroom!

20 Sew wonderful folks left a comment!:

Me aka Supermom said...

What lovely colors!

margaret
www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

laurenaphelps said...

I like your quilt! Triangles are always fun :)

Notjustnat said...

That is a great quilt for the BQF - Enjoy - Nat

Cathy said...

I like "Purple Haze." It's not the usual color combination for a two-color quilt but works very well.

SarahB said...

Love those blocks! The color combo reminds me so much of a desert sunset.

Chris said...

Really wonderful. I love the color combination.

katyquilts said...

Very nice! Great colors.

Miri said...

Great quilt! I love the colors! This is only the second purple and orange quilt I've ever seen (I made the first!) :)

Michelle said...

Beautiful! And what an aptly name quilt. The batiks give the quilt an almost 3-D quality.

scraphappy said...

I always love quilts made with batiks. Even though it only has two fabrics, there is lots of variety and movement.

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

range together. I don't use purple much in my quilts but I use orange often. I think I'm going to have to try some purple!

Deborah said...

It's gorgeous! I also love the photos of your cats!

Allie said...

Beautiful quilt! Well done.

SewCalGal said...

Beautiful quilt. Lovely colors.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Karen said...

Great colours choice and pattern. Thanks for sharing.

Eileen said...

love the quilt--colors are wonderful and the design is just fascinating--easy to get lost in that

QuiltSue said...

That's beautiful.

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Oh Lynn you did a wonderful job. It is great!!!

Smiles,
Kelly

Janet Brady said...

Thanks for helping me break out of my blue/green/purple box. I would never choose these colors but I love the combination! Great quilt!

Sandra said...

Great quilt-orange and purple are a terrific combo and kudos on doing it on point.
Come see my antique orange quilt
http://starleyquilts.blogspot.com
and my other antique entry
http://utahquiltappraiser.blogspot.com

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