Friday, June 29, 2012

June's Purple Rainbow Challenge: Sampler '12' Quilt Top


I have enjoyed June's Rainbow Challenge color, PURPLE! I have wanted to make a purple quilt for awhile and decided to make one using a pattern in my Strip Happy Quilting on a Roll book. Most likely I'll make all the quilts in this book because I love to buy and sew up jelly rolls.
I wasn't able to find a purple jelly roll, so I made one from my purple stash. The blocks in the pattern were 18"x18", but I made mine 16"x16" and sewed a purple 2 1/2" strip between each block. The outer border was solid in the picture. I made mine scrappy with varying lengths of purple 2 1/2" strips. I didn't care one of the 12 pattern blocks, the one laying under the book in the second picture. I replaced it with a 25 patch block. And I changed the house block. I gave it one window instead of two.
I'll piece a backing for this 54 1/2"x69 1/2" quilt and enjoy quilting it next month :D
I participate in a blog that host's Let Me See Your Jelly Roll!! You can find the Crocked Seams logo on my side bar. Megan has a nice blog, a good place to visit.

23 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh, this came out so lovely - and I'm not a purple person, but I just love this! I think I need to get me this book, too. See with Megan's link up with my 'easter egg' quilt.

Impera_Magna said...

Very nice... ya done good there! Love purple anything...

:)

scraphappy said...

Love it! What a great variety of blocks-- all from 2.5 inch strips. It turned out beautiful. Congratulations on getting an entire quilt top done. WOW!

Kate said...

Very pretty!

make.share.give said...

Love these blocks! Now I'm on a mission to find that book.

Michelle said...

Purpley fabulous!

vtquilter said...

This came out great Sheila! Love how you made it your own. Looking forward to checking out the new blog you mentioned.

Linda said...

I have that book and you have tempted me to use it! Lovely quilt. I'm pulling out my purples and the book and see if I can do some blocks today. I have a purple piece of fabric that is not big enough for a quilt. It was sold as a panel (over the internet) and I need to add to it to make it bigger. I'm thinking of a lap size quilt so it won't take too much. These will be perfect for it. I'm glad I found your blog. I'll be catching up on your postings. Thanks for sharing. I'm a new follower!

Quilter Kathy said...

A great purple quilt! Great idea!

Edith said...

This turned out lovely and a substantial size as well, might need to look up that book.

Elly D said...

Oh MY! WOW! You did really good with your purple scraps. I LOVE you new quilt top!!

KatieQ said...

I really love this quilt. It's great that you had all the purple fabric you needed in your stash. Thanks for giving the name of the book you used. It looks like it is worth checking into.

Sarah Craig said...

Oh, that's pretty! Love all those purples - and thanks for showing the book, I've got that one but haven't looked at it in a while - I guess I need to check it out again! Whoop whoop!!

donna said...

Shirley what a great quilt. You did a wonderful job. It is the perfect color.
Hugs
donna

Lynne said...

Wow! That is lovely! Purple is my favourite colour and that monochrome quilt is just gorgeous!

Dora, the Quilter said...

I do like your purple quilt. Have fun quilting it!

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

THIS. IS. GORGEOUS. I need to see that book too. Love this quilt!

Marina said...

Sheila, this is a lovely quilt! My favorite color too. :)

Faye said...

The book sounds lovely... I might have to investigate it. Beautiful quilt top!

Connie said...

What a beautiful purple sampler quilt! That is a so neat that you could make the jelly roll from your stash, for some reason I don't have much purple. Love that book and have made several quilts from it! Have fun!

Megan said...

Ooooh, I like it! There's so much variety within just one colorway - I can't believe all that purple came from your stash! I think the block in the lower right is my favorite. Thanks so much for the kind words!

Candace said...

Gorgeous! I need to get a book on using strips, as I got the accuquilt go and have the 2 1/2" die.

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

Beautiful! Your quilt will make a purple-loving person be in heaven! And that's a LOT of purple variety for one person to have in her "stash" :)

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