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!

5 comments:

StegArt said...

I agree, not enough time for play. The purple quilt looks great.

Micki said...

Very cool fabric paper and the quilt looks great, too.

Susan said...

Hi!
As always...beautiful!
Susan

Judy Wise said...

Wow, beautiful work.

dunesza said...

Love your purple paper quilt - very cool:) I like purple a lot too, but never work in those olours - same can be said for green!

Anyhoo, just coming to say hello and thank you for visiting my blog!
:) Caren in NZ!