Purple Plus – blocks on the design wall
While I was cutting the pieces for my Purple Tempest quilt, I cut the squares for this quilt top. This is Purple Plus and it will be the third quilt that I am working on in my quest to STS (Slash the Stash).
I got the idea for this quilt from a blog post by Cora Quilts. This quilt top is made from 4.5″ squares (19 rows of 16 squares each) – using a layout / pattern by Jeni Baker of In Color Order. This quilt should finish about 64″ x 75″ which should make it a nice lap size.
Currently, this is just squares on my design wall. Construction of this quilt definitely requires a design wall to lay everything out to make sure your light, medium, and dark fabrics are balanced in placement. Once I have made my final decision on my layout I can proceed with sewing the blocks together into rows.
Purple Tempest – flimsy – 90″ x 90″
I am continuing with my commitment to use up my “Classic” stash fabrics (or Slash the Stash – STS). I decided after working on my stack of blues that the next colour that I would work on would be purple.
I finished Purple Tempest tonight to the flimsy stage. The blocks finish at 9″ square making this top finish at 90″ x 90″. I used Cherry House’s, Tempest pattern. I prefer the look of this quilt in solid fabrics but the whole point of this exercise was to use the older more traditional fabrics in my stash which are prints and tone on tones so no solids this time. If you follow the link to Cherry’s blog you will see this pattern in many different colourways – all of them fabulous.
Cherry House’s quilt pattern – The Tempest
Purple Tempest – flimsy – closeup