Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Purple Progress

This quilt is VERY purple. I saw this pattern (or something like it) online and wanted to try it out.  I had 4 purple fat quarters, which seemed like a good choice for a quick trial.  The FQs turned out to be really 2 colours, since the darks were both very similar, as were the lights.  So, I ended up with these blocks (plus one mirror block due to a cutting mistake on block 2).  Still loving my "Cut-a-round" ruler for making circles - although the fact that their 8" circle is 8" cut, not finished, is a bit disappointing.  Good luck finding a half-circle that fits perfectly inside another.

It will be just a little quilt (each block is about 8"), but it was fun to put together and might see light of day in a better set of fabrics and a larger setting.  Now to decide whether to add borders, or just finish this off as a little quiltie.

I'm linking up at The Needle and Thread network, and Freshly Pieced "Work in Progress Wednesday" today.

11 comments:

  1. An intriguing pattern! Love it!

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  2. I would finish it as a small quilt. It is so different and lovely, in a few years you will be glad you took the time now.
    Good job!

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  3. I like the purple and the cool design! And you have a great blog name :-)

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  4. I saw this on Freshly Pieced WIP Wednesday and had to click over. I love purple and your design just called out to me. Beautiful!

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  5. The tone on tone purple is goregous. The way the blocks play together is a really interesting visual. I'd vote for finishing it off without borders, but I'm not too much of a border person. :)

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  6. Very cool! What a great way to work with circles! You are going to have a really striking wall quilt.

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  7. That is a neat quilt so far! I love the purple on purple and interesting curves.

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  8. Very nice, however you finish it!

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  9. I've never seen this pattern before, it's intriguing and beautiful. I'm looking forward to seeing how you finish it.

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