Friday, October 9, 2009

Polyphonic Purple

I made this quilt for my sister, Leanne, back in 2007. It was my second quilt that I've made. I really enjoyed shopping for the fabrics and making it have a scrappy look.
The binding is just leftover pieces joined together. Love it!
It was also my first attempt at free motion quilting. I stippled in the white sashing and made up a leafy design diagonally throughout the nine-patch blocks.
Oh the crinkly goodness of quilts! It was for her birthday, although I completed it a couple months late. At least she loves it!!!
And I called it Polyphonic Purple because she loves big words and music, and, of course, it's purple! I hope Leanne will enjoy it for many years to come. Its a lap quilt and it lives on her couch in her new home. Yay!

Hope you enjoyed my quilt showcased for the quilt blogger's festival. Check back to Amy's site to see lots of other wonderful quilts.






xo Nicole

25 comments:

Zonnah said...

I love purple, It is beautiful!

Marianne said...

i really love your purple nine patch.

Me aka Supermom said...

This is fantastic!! Purple is great, as is the quilt.

margaret
www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

Uniquely Yours Creations said...

That came out great for only
your second quilt Nicole! Love
those shades of purple and that
was a great idea to use the leftover
pieces for the binding! It makes
it look much more interesting.
What a great job!
Lin

The Humming Cat said...

I love it! It looks so similar to the one I gifted to my son's teacher ~ http://the-humming-cat.blogspot.com/2009/09/another-purple-patch-gifted.html

Heather said...

we're purple lovers here, too. pretty little nine-patches. that looks like one I could make. thanks for the inspiration.

W. Latane Barton said...

Wow, it's fantastic. I love the purples and white. I have made a couple of purple and white quilts and they are always fun.

Rene' said...

I am sure your sister loves it. It is so great. Love the purple!!!! Thanks for sharing.

Dee said...

Oh, the wonderfulness of this quilt! I love, love, love the leaf quilting...the colors, the pattern, the fabric and that you made it for your lil' sis! Thanks for sharing it.

Martine said...

joli et les sourires en cadeau

Leslie said...

this is lovely and it looks like your sis loves it too

Jane said...

Cool, the purple is gorgeous and really well matched. Isn't it great when people use the quilt too :)

Ruth Anne Olson said...

You did a wonderful job. Leanne is a lucky girl. I'm sure she will treasure this pretty quilt forever.

stitchinpenny said...

I love the use of color. You are so talented.

Rhondi said...

Great quilt. You did a nice job of the quilting too! Wonderful gift!

Michelle said...

Beautiful quilt. I love purple. You don't see it often enough in quilts.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Beautiful quilt! I love the colors. I'm trying to work my way through the quilt festival. So many lovely quilts to look at!

SewCalGal said...

Absolutely beautiful quilt. Great colors, great fabric, great design. You did a fantastic job. I love it.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Allie said...

Beautiful quilt! I'm a fan of purple also. And I love a scrappy binding. Your sister is lucky!

drucillastitches said...

I really like the scrappy look and the white background, very pretty!!
Thank you for visiting my blog!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Great quilt Nicole! Thanks for sharing. I'm sure your sister loves it.

Carol said...

My daughter absolutely loves purple and all shades therein. I have to show her your one.
Simple design but quite striking.

Suzanne said...

Very nice! I am always drawn to purple. You did a great job!
Thanks for your comment on mine :)

Anonymous said...

Your quilt is great and so nice that it is for your sister. I like purple too and am impressed that you got 9 purples that worked "together".

sewpam63 said...

What a lovely quilt. The colors are gorgeous! Glad you sister likes it! : ) Thanks for sharing and happy sewing!!!