Friday, March 18, 2011

Purple Stashing

I am planning to make a Wonky Star sampler quilt (see post below). Fortunately, I have plenty of purple solids still from when I bought the Flying People Eater bundle from the Fat Quarter Shop with a gift card from my Dad and step-mom for my birthday last year...

Unfortunately, I hardly have any purple prints in my stash and this pattern works best with variety. What's a girl to do??

I guess I will have to buy some more!

Purple is a funny color. I'm reading 'The Other Boleyn Girl' on audio book. Back then, purple symbolized wealth and could only be worn by people with fancy titles like 'Duchess'. We don't really think of it as a status color now but it is interesting, no? Marketers still use it when they want to convey luxury, extravagance, mystery, and magic. It happens to be one of my favorite colors, the favorite color of little girl I am making the quilt for, and a color that is growing in popularity in the quilt world.

Take Lizzy House's new line, 1001 Peeps for example. This line will be in stores in April and will be available in three colorways: orange, turquoise, and purple. I LOVE the purple prints in this line and I'm so excited they will be in stores just in time for this project! I will definitely be picking up some Peeps Jewels, Pearl Bracelet, and Scheherazade in this colorway.
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Another line I am looking forward to (arriving any day now) is Joel Dewberry's Aviary 2 which will be available in bark, granite, and lilac. I loved the orange damask and orange and almond sparrow print in the first edition of Aviary. Both prints make an appearance in his new line but are featured in slightly different colorways. The print that appeals most to me for this project is Lodge Lattice in Lilac which is actually a new colorway of the same pattern from his Deer Valley line.
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I might have to pick up is by Nancy Mims and is called Queen Anne's Lace shown here in Orchid:
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I love the bright white flowers and the tone on tone background of this print.

In no particular order, here's a mosaic for some other great purple prints:
Fun Purple Prints for Wonky Star Blocks
(If you want the links just click the picture and they are in the photo description)
Have you seen any great purple prints lately?

Happy Quilting!

1 comment:

Elizabeth D. said...

My stash is low on the purple prints as well, you made a great mosaic of all the purples on my wish list! :)