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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Purple 16 patch........ #5 finish for January.........

Finish #5 for January.  The camera is playing tricks again and not letting you see the red-purples as they look in real life.  It is 54" x 71".













The backing was another of those great sale bargains that I purchased several years ago, knowing that I would someday make the quilt to go with it.

Three ladies are coming over to sew today and tomorrow I have the art quilters group here.  I might get a quilt top finished but I will probably have to settle for 5 finishes in January.  Maybe that will make me push for 5 finishes in February.  I really want to see my unfinished top number down around 20.  It is above 40 right now.

25 comments:

Judy H said...

Love the purple. Going into the "Temple of Fire" today to board up some windows and start pulling out my quilting stuff to access my status. Actually, I can't wait.

The Joyful Quilter said...

You couldn't have chosen a more perfect back for that quilt!! Beautiful!!

Lisa C said...

My purple-loving-husband loves this one. Five finishes is a win in anyone's book!

Vicki W said...

It turned out great!

Tilkunviilaaja said...

This is a beautiful quilt! It shows how important colour value and contrast are. The block is simple but the effect is stunning.

Melinda Hirsch said...

Love!

Paige said...

Beautiful finish! Hey, I'd take 5 finishes in a month! Great job!

Andra Ridout said...

I'm so jealous- wish i was on my fifth finish of the month! There's this crazy thing called work that just gets in my way all the time. Seriously wish I had the courage to quit and open a quilt shop or a book store, or better yet, win the lottery so I could build a dream sewing room and never leave it.
Your quilts are lovely and I love to see your creativity!

Linda E in AZ said...

The shades of purple make for a nice effect!

Sharon said...

Wow, this one is fabulous. Yes, working through the pile of tops is a great idea!

Roxanne said...

Bravo for finish #5 (so far) in January. You are on the right track to meet your goal!

LynneP said...

This is such a pretty purple quilt! Reminds me of sprig crocuses (cro-ki?) and irises.
Have fun sewing with your friends.

Marie said...

You are making me feel like I am standing still with your five finishes Wanda. Another lovely one.

Linda Swanekamp said...

I love the overall shape of it in relation to the multitude of squares. Congratulations on another finish.

Needled Mom said...

Beautiful. You're on a roll this year.

Sujata Shah said...

Aha! I should count my tops, better get going on finishing them too.
I love the contrast in this quilt. Five is a big number for a month Wanda! Congratulations!

Dot said...

Yours is one of my favourite quoting blogs. I admire your productivity and love your creative use of colour to enliven simple patterns and create beautiful work. Inspired by this quilt and my overflowing basket of blues, I've just made a start on one in blues. So far I have 15 blocks and no repeated fabrics. I don't have a finished size in mind yet...just playing really. But I'm wondering if you have any 'rules' about how often you can repeat fabrics without limiting the final result.

Charlotta said...

Very nice! It's a great quilt. For some reason, every time I see this quilt, though, I think that if I were making it, I would have had less contrast, I would've made it less obviously checkered light and dark, and more uniformly purple.

judith lockhart said...

Your purple 16-Patch looks great and you are certainly off to a good start this new year! Congratulations! Another beautiful quilt!

patty a. said...

Congratulations on finish number 5 and it a beauty! Five finishes for the month is a wonderful accomplishment!

Christine said...

purple can be so overwhelming, but this isn't. it's soothing and rhythmic. I love this quilt.

Janice Holton said...

I would be over the moon if I had five finishes in one month! I just now finished my first large quilt ever!!!!!! Before now, all I had done are baby quilts so I'm pretty excited. And your use of Kaffe Fasset fabrics was part of the inspiration in my finish! I love them!

Becki @ the beach said...

I have to say purple is not a favorite color of mine but this quilt absolutely sings to me! Well done and great job (again)! Love it
~b
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Nicole said...

FANTASTIC! sometimes simple has such depth and complexity. I really like this one Wanda.

Mystic Quilter said...

Oh this is such a delicious looking quilt! Such a wonderful collection of purple.