Are you plum crazy for the color purple? We know that many quilters can’t get enough of this regal, vibrant hue. In its lighter shades of lavender and lilac, it represents the freshness of spring, and the darker it gets, the deeper and more mysterious the stories it tells. The bluish-purple Ultra Violet was chosen by Pantone as the 2018 Color of the Year for its ability to “take our awareness and potential to a higher level” as it points us toward what is to come.
In the September/October 2018 issue of Quilting Quickly, we present a panoply of purple patchwork. Pre-cut fabrics for seven patterns in the issue were chosen to quench your thirst for purple—with a selection like this, there’s a purple quilt here for every personality.
Gather a bouquet of 10 beautiful fat quarters, and watch as your blocks blossom into a gorgeous throw perfect for any season!
Nothing is more fun than playing with colorful 5” charm squares, but be sure to include a light print for good contrast.
Easy-to-piece blocks frame a lovely appliquéd vine of flowers, buds, and berries in this stunning throw made with 5” charm squares.
The greens and lavenders in this queen-size bed quilt, made with pre-cut 2½” strips, remind designer Mimi Hollenbaugh of an English country garden. She hopes it will make her guests feel like they are staying in an English bed and breakfast when they visit her home.
What a pleasing way to show off a passion for purple! Designer Karen Bialik created this lovely little wall hanging using a purple-y collection of 10” batik squares.
Simple Stitch-and-Flip Corners transform rectangles into butterfly wings in this elegant table runner made from pre-cut 10″ squares.
Traditional Goose in a Pond blocks look dapper among purple stars in this stunning throw designed by Nancy Mahoney. A vibrant collection of 10” batik squares is what you’ll need to get started.