What is mauve? As I was thinking about this project, I remembered a quote: "Mauve is pink, trying to be purple." A little research yielded the source of the quote - the artist James Whistler.
What is it about this mauve challenge that got so many of us to try it? I even already told V I wasn't going to do it - but I loved seeing everyone's blocks - and here I am...
I USED to have PLENTY of mauve - I lived through the mauve years, but I've purged a lot of my older fabrics. All I could find was the mauve print in the center, and two batiks with mauve in them on either side.
I added lighter and deeper tones of mauve, plus more of the colors in the prints - love that orange in there (like Miki!). What block to make? V's X block has been on my "someday" list for a while, so figured this would be a good chance to try it out. I tried different fabrics for the X, settling on this deep purple, with a spot of the mauve in the center.
Ta da - it seems my tulips are in the mauve family!
Great block. I love your fabrics, and the purple X is just right.
looks like a great EASTER inspired block! ;-) hehe! I love that MAUVE challenged you all... it's good to be OUT of you comfort zone!
Mauve got you in the end. Nice block - and mauve tulips! There is more mauve about than we thought. I like the phrase "the mauve years".
Who said mauve can't be beautiful! You succeeded, Chris.
everyone is taking Mauve to a new level.. good for you to give it a go.. I have not done it yet.. wink! be sure to listen to my interview with Victoria today on my radio show! or grab the recording when it's done
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