This is my Purple Project Spectrum Quilt, "Violet crumble." She looks a lot better as a whole than as a pile of blocks... Although some of the combinations are a lot of fun. When I was makeing the blocks, my goal was to not use the same two fabrics in two sets. That goal worked out perfectly. The when I was assembling the blocks into units, my goal was to not have any of the 4, then 8, then 16 fabrics the same - I think I was successful up to the squares that had 16 blocks.... However when I then joined two 16 units together, I got some that are closer that I would have "planned" if I were a planner... Again if I were a planner, some of my more favorite blocks would be more prominently placed too... I am glad that I did not plan it that much - now some of my more favored blocks are on the edge instead of right in the middle.
Here is a close-up of "Violet Crumble." I like the fabric that is 1/2 purple and 1/2 green, but it is only an o.k. choice for this quilt as it tends to read as green next to the definately purple fabrics. I wish I had used it for the inner border - but I did not have enough & I wasn't thinking that far ahead... I really dislike the purple cactus fabric, I got it becasue it is purple & I wanted to make sure that I had a good variety - before realizing that I had a good enough variety already on hand. I like this better any way - becasue my "good enough" variety would have had my fabrics repeating more than twice & I love that these fabrics only repeat twice in the body of the quilt. The repeat more int he borders... Whick BT are 4.5 x whatever - I think the widest bits are 2.5.
Two of the best kitty helpers, Rahpsody on the left and RB on the right. They are sitting on the Wedding Signatures quilt that is waiting for the quilt holder to get back so that it can be photographed. (They are also on the green quilt - ditto the explaination.)
They were too lazy to get up when Michael got home... :o) Michael talked me into taking the photograph - I think they moved shortly there after. The flash must have ruined their restful repose.