In January we had 43 projects linkup up for Show Me Something Purple. I loved seeing a mix of new and old. Here are a few that caught my eye.
I drooled over Blue and Purple Hidden Wells by Lorinda of Laurel, Poppy & Pine from the moment I saw her fabric pull. The saturated blues and purples are my jam. There's a great optical illusion from the secondary pattern, too!
Vasudha of Storied Quilts used the lovely, soft Quiet Shades fabric collection for her Purple Mountain Majesty quilt. She did a phenomenal job blending the fabrics and making purple the star of the quilt. And her free motion quilting is amazing!
I have a deep love for math and geometry, so I was drawn to Flower of Life by Andrée of Quilting and Learning - What a Combo! I enjoyed reading about her process of creating this circular quilt. And her quilt was a twofer as it was her submission to the Project QUILTING 11.1 challenge.
And incidentally, this past weekend, I went for a massage and this lovely stained glass piece was hanging in the front window.
Thank you to everyone who linked up last month! Be sure to hop back over to the Show Me Something Purple linkup to check out everything that was shared.
And this month I'm asking you to Show Me Something with Triangles! If you haven't had a chance to share a project yet, you have until the end of the month.
First, a reminder to link up to my first monthly Show Me Something linkup... Show Me Something Purple! You can find all the details in that post, but in short, I'm inviting you to share 1-3 new or old finished projects that fit the monthly theme. While I'm writing this we already have 38 pleasing purple projects linked up so far this month. One week left to linkup your project. That's even plenty of time to start and finish something new. :-)
Now onto my latest purple finish...
The last holiday gift I made was this little Open Wide Zippered Pouch. No secret that this is one of my go to patterns, especially for gifts. This one I made for my 12-year-old niece. I optimized to use as much of my remnant of this fabric as possible, so this pouch landed halfway between a small and a medium.
I decided to quilt the outer panels. I'm excited about Aurifil's new Color Builders boxes. I've used these palettes as inspiration to find the gaps in my thread collection (mostly the lighter colors). Of course, I already have the purples. :-) I pulled the three Amalfi Purple colors in 50 wt. for consideration: Lilac (#2562), Violet (#2520), and Medium Purple (#2545). I chose the Violet for my quilting. I considered a crosshatch quilting motif, but opted for diagonal lines in just one direction. I marked my first line with blue tape on each panel so I'd be sewing at the same angle on both pieces and then I used the edge of my foot as a guide to sew parallel to these lines to fit the panel. I opted for irregular spacing. So forgiving!
Once I was done with the quilting I was super underwhelmed. I had chosen the purple that blended in perfectly with my fabric. So I decided to add more lines of quilting in Lilac and Medium Purple. I think that while subtle, the three different thread colors added a dynamic quality to the quilting.
I lined the bag in a white on white print. I like a light lining to be able to easily find things in a pouch or bag.
My niece loved it and immediately moved some of her art supplies into the pouch. :-)
Thank you for visiting. Be sure to hop over to Show Me Something Purple to linkup your projects and to check out the dozens of purple projects shared by others.
Happy New Year! I'm writing today to introduce a new monthly linkup here at Sarah Goer Quilts. I hope you'll join in by sharing your work below. Read on for more info on Show Me Something and about January's theme: Purple!
One of my favorite parts of quilting has always been community. While this has changed in format over the years with the options currently available on the internet I've always enjoyed connecting to other quilters, sharing my work, and being inspired by what they have created. In recent years I've been further inspired by quilt challenges in a variety of ways. The monthly Show Me Something linkup is a combination of these two aspects of my quilting world.
Each month I will pick a category for the month. (It won't always be a color.) The linkup will open with the announcement of the category on the first of the month and stay open through the end of the month (Pacific Time Zone). There will be a second post with ten days left in the month as a reminder to linkup a finished project. And, of course, I'll share my project(s) for the category throughout the month.
You have a couple options for linking up. You can choose a previously finished project that fits the category to share. This can be a new or old blog post. Or you can use the category as a challenge to create something new, a month long challenge of sorts. And it's always appropriate to double dip and layer this challenge on top of some other challenge or project you are creating that month. This is for fun and community building. There won't be any sponsorship or prizes. Please view what others share and comment on their work to be an active participant in the community. I will feature a selection of the linked up projects in a future blog post at Sarah Goer Quilts.
This month, Show Me Something Purple! Happy Quilting. :-)
Please linkup a maximum of 3 new or old finished project posts that fit the theme! And be sure to link back to this post so others can find the linkup. Thanks!