Saturday, September 09, 2006

Finished?


I've posted pictures of The Color Purple before, so here are just a few finishing details. I sewed on the binding last night while watching a disappointing dvd about Agatha Christie (I love mysteries, by the way). I really like this striped binding - it's quite dark, but I like the way it frames the front. The stripe also has a lot of different purples in it - I think this helps it works well with the top's variety of purples, too. I've also included a little photo of the backing fabric - a 30s print from Chanteclaire from a couple years ago.

I think the pattern is called True Lovers Knot, although there is another pattern by the same name. The entire quilt is 36" by 48".

Thanks to people for their words of advice on my earlier post. I left it with the quilting I had, but can always add little four-almond flowers in those empty corners if I change my mind.

13 comments:

Sandra said...

I love one-colour quilts and this one is really pretty. I agree with the stripey binding - really adds a zing :-)

Elisabeth Augusta said...

Thanks for the nice comment in my blog. I have bookmarked yours and will come back! Your purple quilt is really beautiful.

Doodlebug Gail said...

Very pretty, and the binding is perfect.

Cynthia said...

your quilt is so pretty. I like the fabric you used for the binding.

Superstitchious said...

i love this quilt! I'm a little intimidated by curves...

Dormouse said...

Beautiful, I particularly like the stripy binding. The backing fabric is very cute.

samantha said...

that is just gorgeous- and I love the dark binding!

Amy P The Calico Cat said...

Beautiful (I also like the red blocks) I am a proponent of more really is more when the fabrics are all from the same color. I also LOVE stiped bindings. :o)

Shelina said...

I love purple, and this is one of the prettiest quilts I've ever seen. I'm not sure I am up to the challenge to do the curved piecing, and/or applique that this one requires though.

Fiona said...

This is such a pretty quilt and the curves give it an extra dimension.

The Wittering Rainbow said...

I think the backing fabric is a perfect match. I love the front too - the colours and shapes are beautiful.

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Beautiful quilt! I like the dark stripped binding too!

Cheers!

Evelyn

juryizout said...

Great design, and I love the movie the Color Purple!:)