March 6, 2010

Purple Haze

As if to celebrate getting well, I made not one, but two baby quilts in purples and greens and greys! Oh my! That last quilt might've started a little obsession hehe

I didn't really have any kind of a plan when I started them. I made four wonky log cabins, and decided to try to make something out of them.

I made the binding out of stripey fabric because who doesn't love a stripey binding? Plus there was so much 'blank' space that I thought it'd be a nice frame.

I made the back out of the Kona cotton solids I'd used on the front. Now I totally want a colour block dress like that.

This one ended up measuring 40" by 51".

The second quilt was pieced together in the same fashion as the red, white and black quilt I made for my friend. Sort of improv with straight lines... a little bit of an oxymoron, no? Hehe.


I used Kona solids for the back again. I really love that Kona ash.

The binding is Kona celery (I think? I really ought to write these things down...). I went with a solid since the front's a little busy. It ended up measuring 43" by 53".

I'm pretty in love with them both. I love how they're made of the same fabrics but look vastly different. And I like using purples, especially since it doesn't get much love. I have to say I used to be guilty of avoiding purple just because it made me think of Grimace heehee!

Both quilts are currently available in the shop SOLD.

13 comments:

Dana - Old Red Barn Co. said...

both are gorgeous.

Allie said...

Both of your quilts are beautiful! I must admit, I'm a little partial to purple and green.

angela said...

I love both of those! And I don't even like purple all that much - it looks so great with that green and grey.

(And I'm totally loving Zee Avi, from the Oliver People's ad!)

Vicki said...

pretty! I'm a purple fan. :)

Stephanie said...

Very pretty, love the combination of colors. And a stripey binding is the best :)

Terriaw said...

Gorgeous! Love them both. I love that striped binding, and the backing, and the quilting. Great fabric combinations on these!

CitricSugar said...

You could totally rock a colour block dress like that. Get sewing it, lady! :-)

I love the celery binding. It's not a colour I would have ever thought to use for it but now I imagine I'll be trying to find the right project to use celery binding...

stef et sa belette said...

ohhhhhhhh ! it's so so so wonderful ! I love both !
sincerely

Amy - Park City Girl said...

Love both of these Audrie! Glad you are feeling better :)

sewtakeahike said...

awesome, and awesome Audrie!! and yep, I do love a good stripey binding!

Rebekah said...

eek! I love this color combination! The purple log cabins are great...I totally want to make a quilt just like this for myself!

I think I used the same striped fabric for the binding of another quilt I did (it's from Joann's right?)

Rita said...

I really really love the quilt with the four wonky log cabins! So fabulous!

jaybird said...

um so can you send these to me.. please? ;-)

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