Saturday, February 5, 2011

Purple Borders


I got to spend several hours in the studio today. I finished up a couple of small projects, then started looking at the intuition quilt. I decided to sew together the parts that were up there that made me happy together. Then, I started cleaning up the scraps from the small quilt I made with my granddaughter, and got waylaid by the purples. Who knew this would happen. I love purples and rusts and golds together, so this really works for me. I put a few light pieces in this border just to keep the light dancing throughout the quilt.
I know where I am going for the next border. I have a few 15 minute blocks that are 6.5 inches. I am going to make several more, then alternate them with some odd strings I have been making as I go along. I am feeling really good about where this is going. It is 29 x 32 right now. I want it to be lap quilt size when it is done.

8 comments:

kasthurirajam said...

nice

mary.keasler@gmail.com said...

I love the purple. It is such an under used color and has so many personalities. It looks wonderful.

CharlotteP said...

Wow, Miki! That purple border really lights it up!

Jessica said...

I love how you are putting this together. The colors just flow so well. I especially like the peak of soft teal in the hsts towards the bottom. excellent~

Alexis said...

Looks great! The purple really makes it sing.

Nathalie said...

The purple is perfect for this quilt top. I love the lightness and darkness in that border. You are right about it making the light dance around the quilt. Your intuition is spot on. I loved this when you first started it and I am still loving everything you are adding. Can't wait to see what is next.

Magpie Sue said...

I *love* those colors. This is developing beautifully.

Encyclopedia said...

I love the purple addition, absolutely stunning.