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Turkey Tracks: “Purple Delight” Quilt

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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:

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It’s kind of WOW!

The backing is kind of Wow! too.  And I do like the use of the stripe in the border.

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Here’s a close-up of some blocks:

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Here’s an inside corner:

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Combining purple and acid/spring green is a classic combo in many color books.

Here’s an outside corner:

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I used a variegated thread, and I like the way it came out:

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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…

 

 

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  1. Louisa, that is gorgeous! And, what a good idea to start to stockpile quilts for those “soon to be older” grandchildren.

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    Rebecca Hokkanen

    June 24, 2015 at 7:24 pm

  2. WOW!! i love this quilt! the colors are beautiful!! And i’m going to try the “block on the diagonal with a stripe border” idea- it makes your quilt sizzle!! Great job, louisa!!!

    judith brill

    June 25, 2015 at 1:46 pm


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