Turkey Tracks: June 24, 2015
“Purple Delight” Quilt
“Purple Delight” ( #115) is another version of a quilt I did a few years back (#70) called “Nature: The Greatest Show on Earth.”
The idea of setting a traditional block on point and surrounding it with a striped fabric came from Susan McDermott. Her version appeared in QUILT Magazine some years back.
At the time I liked the quilt enough that I put together a purple and green version.
Here it is:
It’s kind of WOW!
The backing is kind of Wow! too. And I do like the use of the stripe in the border.
Here’s a close-up of some blocks:
Here’s an inside corner:
Combining purple and acid/spring green is a classic combo in many color books.
Here’s an outside corner:
I used a variegated thread, and I like the way it came out:
The pantograph is “Lovely” from Urban Elementz, by Denise Schillinger.
I have decided to make a “big” quilt for each of my seven grandchildren for when they are teenagers–in case for some reason I can’t do it. This one goes into that pile. The girls all love purple…