Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Adventures in Purple
Purple is my favorite color, but I realized that I haven't done a purple quilt. With this one, I am trying fabric paper. I made four different sheets using various scrapbooking papers, one each with blues, pinks, purples, and oranges. I used basically the same paints on top. The differences in paper colors shine through, but are unified by the paints. The glowing colors are so full of life and energy. For the quilt, I created a simple grid pattern and added embellishments in each of the squares. I always enjoy raiding the various stashes -- Beads, Brads, Buttons, Ribbons, Fibers, Wire and anything else I can get my hands on. This photo is the quilt layed out on my work table. I still need to sew everything down and perhaps add a yarn binding. I also have lots of fabric paper left over so I think I will try several different quilts. My next thought is to use the purple fabric paper with copper. There's never enough time to play!