Did you join the Pantone Quilt Challenge this year? This will be my first time,and I am pretty excited about it! Purple is not one of the prevalent colors in my stash however,I managed to find enough to make a mini quilt for the challenge.
Since I am also participating in the 30/30 Sewing Challenge I used my "selfish sewing time" this past week to finish up this mini,killing two birds with one quilt ;) At this stage the #Purple mini was just sewn together,without any quilting(just the top).
The quilting on this took me quite a bit longer than anticipated,but I am glad that I decided to quilt inside each part of the hashtag/number symbol. As it just makes the symbols stand out off the quilt. Although it was sunny today the wind did not play nice,so the outside shots had to be snapped off quickly between gusts!
It kind of amazes me the difference in color from one photo to the next today. Although both the photo above and this one were taken within minutes of each other,with the only difference being that this one is a closer shot,it surprised me to see the color difference from one to the next! In the first photo you can see the orchid color in the corner and center batik blocks much better,whereas in this one it blends into the other purple shades.
An inside shot,where you can see the orchid a lot better as well as the quilting,which has me loving this little quilt more and more. Binding is always my least favorite part of quilting,and this time was not the exception. After sewing the two ends together at least 7 times and ripping it right back out,I quit counting...somehow I always manage to twist or turn one end wrong. Grrr!
Well,yes,at one point I did contemplate throwing it in the yard and stomping on it a few times... however on the last attempt both ends Miraculously ended up facing the correct direction,and this little gem was saved from the throwing and stomping :)
Of course I could not just have a plain jane backing,so two extra blocks and a couple scraps later the back was also finished. For the first time I made some little corner triangle hanging tabs,from a scrap of purple sunflower fabric. My very last scrap of that print,which I had been holding onto,because there was bound to be the Perfect project for it!
size ~ 23x23
batting ~ Soft & Bright
Kona Med Grey & various prints in shades of purple