Wednesday, 30 December 2015

"That purple quilt"

Sue came to pick up the purple quilt yesterday. It has been awhile since I started, and seems like it has taken ages. But in reality I have had quite a few days of not working on it, and interruptions such as Christmas, hot weather etc has delayed completion. I announced in my "Twas the night before Christmas" post that the purple quilt was finished, and as Sue reads my blog she knew it was done. But then she was away, and it was Christmas so pickup was yesterday. She laughed about my calling it "that purple quilt". Actually it is a Michele Hill design called "Renaissance", and made with a purple background and not black. I must admit to being a bit unsure about the purple when I first saw it, but now it is finished, I think it looks very regal.

Sue knew she had some purple fabric left (somewhere!!), for the binding, and left yesterday to search for it. This morning I have received a text message, which says....."When you put "that purple quilt" on your blog, can  you please ask what colour binding people think would be best? I don't have enough purple"..... So my question to my readers is.. what colour do you think? Look forward to hearing your comments.

We are due for a temperature today of 38 and into 40 for the next 2 days, so not real motivating weather. I have started to load another quilt this morning, but spent a fair amount of time bird watching instead. I will report on that in another post.

Keep cool, (or warm in the northern world).

Blessings, From Jude


Sue SA said...

Yikes how annoying! I am very conservative, a darker shade of purple? Or perhaps black? Lovely quilt. Stay cool, we are laying low in the heat too.

Hellie said...

The photo does not do the colour justice. It is truly a very regal purple.
Well done Sue D

Susan Smith said...

I'm with Sue SA and think probably a darker purple too, or maybe that turquoise in the middle. I think she'll just have to play. Well done on the quilting Judy. Yes it is going to be 39 here tomorrow. Keep cool and take care.

Vicki W said...

What a beautiful quilt!

Michele Hill said...

It looks amazing Jude……..your beautiful "quilting makes the quilt"! And well done to Sue as well…….a mammoth effort (And I know!!). Personally I would make the binding as a contrast - maybe the gold shade used in the appliqué as it will frame the quilt and goes so well next to purple……just my opinion!! Hugs and blessings for a wonderful 2016 x

Sue said...

Thanks for all the help, I couldn't find more deep purple but I did find a nice gold at my local shop, I am looking forward to putting the binding on and then the label, then finally finished 😀😀