Saturday, April 7, 2012

mauve...


Found a fat quarter deep in a bin to start the challenge with. Initially, the mauve evoked an image of an 80's dental office and not in a good way. The more I thought about mauve the more it reminded me of a scene in a film which recreated a Victorian funeral. A gleaming black hearse was pulled by equally gleaming black ponies with purply/mauve plumes on their heads. They were set against a vivid green and flowered English countryside. Kaffe Fassett was the "go to guy" for choosing fabrics in the pink and violet families. I also added lots of green which made my mauve fabric look quite tan.


Am surprised by how much I like the block as I don't usually gravitate towards chalky pastels. Not sure more mauve is on the shopping list (maybe some lilac) but it was an interesting exercise to use it. LOVE Stacey77's expression "Deep Stash" and look forward to seeing where in there Victoria sends us next...

8 comments:

Maree Rogers said...

Great block - hte green you chose looks great with the mauve.

sheila 77 said...

What a beautiful colourful block. The made fabric makes it look even more complex.

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

This is really lovely! I think you should keep going on this! Who's had ever thought that rust, mauve, lavender and minty greens and blues would look so fabulous together! Love your block choice too!

Miki Willa said...

Your block choice is beautiful with this color combination. They all look so great together.

Helen said...

Your Kaffe colors are a gorgeous range in the family of pinks, but I love the way you framed the vintage mauve front and center. Bold move!

Lisa said...

Beautiful block! Gotta love Kaffeeklatsch, he has such great color sense, and so do you!

PatSloan said...

i am reading ALL the Mauvie 'love'.. or at least 'interest'..wink! Fun stuff coming out of this...

be sure to listen to my interview with Victoria today or catch the recording after!

Carol E. said...

I love this block!! I think it's my favorite so far.