Friday, November 11, 2011

the Color Purple

You know what? I love the color purple. Not the movie, the actual color (although I hear that movie is pretty good). So when I heard about this little mini quilt challenge, I went after one of my favorite peices of scrap fabric and went all out purple. Purplicious if you will.

Mini quilt1

I LOVED this idea of mini quilts as skill builders. I went for a basic log cabin since I was short on time, and did my first scrappy binding. I need to work on my bindings, for sure, but it came together all right and I got to use yet another decorative stitch to finish the binding.

Mini Quilt2

One of my flickr/internet/invisible friends calls me the straight stitching beast and this mini is no exception - lots of straight lines and I actually measured them apart instead of going free form :)



Thanks for the inspiration to go for it, amylouwho!

I'm also linking this up to Celebrate Color, my favorite contest of the season ;)
Celebrate Color

12 comments:

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

Straight lines work! Your purple mini is wonderful.

Boriville said...

Very nice, purple is a beautiful color.

notes of sincerity said...

That is a great mini!! :o)

twin fibers said...

So pretty! It's a great mini quilt. :)

Bree said...

<3 it!

Lindsay Conner said...

Oooh, this is so pretty! Love the purples.

Kristina said...

Love the straight stitches. How do you do your binding? I'm a newbie, so curious to learn!

Heather said...

That's great! I've recently delved into occasional free motion quilting, but I've been a "straight stitching beast" for years! Love it!

Debbie said...

Darling quilt & I do love your straight lines! (love purple too!)

Katy Cameron said...

Cool, love those featured chairs

nerdysewist said...

Hey! Thank you so much for the long and helpful comment on my blog. I'm going to try machine stitching, particularly that zig zag. I think it's really cute! And my fingers hurt from hand stitching ;) So glad you shared those links. Thanks!!

Rachel Hauser said...

Totally LOVE the quilting!

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