It was a busy week last week, with some unexpected outings and a quick day trip to Greenville, SC, but I did manage to finish off the purple improv quilt. When we left off, I had some half square triangles and some four patches done. I had pinned them up on the design wall at the retreat to experiment with how to put them together.
I liked this setting, with all the lines running on the same diagonal.
An added benefit is that the blocks could be chain sewn.
So, I chain sewed sets of two, then into blocks of four.
Squaring them up the size came to 8-1/2-inches.
I sewed all the blocks I had, and lay them out on the floor to see what size the quilt might be.
I have more fabric, but decided this would be a good size for a lullaby quilt or a nice table topper. The floral print from my stash goes well, so that will be backing and binding.
Loaded on the longarm, I thought a light density quilting pattern would be best.
The pantograph is called Floating Clouds by Lorien Quilting for Willow Leaf Studio.
The thread is all cotton. Top thread is a variegated purple by Signature Threads, and the bobbin has Aurifil in dark purple.
Quilting done, I test fit the binding to be sure a seam didn’t end up in a corner.
Binding is sewn to the back first, then wrapped to the front and top stitched.
All done. It is a nice size, 32 inches square. I haven’t decided if it will be a table topper, put in my next sample sale, or donated for use as a baby quilt. I’ll figure that out later.
What are you sewing this week?
24 thoughts on “Purple Improv Quilt”
Congratulations on your finish. It is lovely. I am currently quilting on my Autumn Jubilee quilt!
Hi! Did you once do a post about your longarm? Can you link to it please? Thanks! I enjoy your blog so much!
It’s cheerful and a great way to use the extras.
What a pretty design, showing how well simple hst/4p elements play together. I like the sprinkling of bold purple marching across the field.
That’s so pretty! I love how ‘lofty’ it is! I have 2 WIP, one for my sister 3/4th of top finished, and my daughters is cut out at least LoL. 3 masks for my husband need final touches. Got busy with pie pumpkins and also made fresh pumpkin butter for 1st time.
That’s a pretty one, Carole! I really like those blocks – and love your backing and binding fabric. I’m ready to sew the binding on my Autumn Jubilee wall-hanging!
I really like that diagonal setting–and the colors you chose are just beautiful
Nice work hugs, Julierose
That looks great, Carole. It’s a really nice setting for them.
Very pretty Carole! Purple is my favorite color!
That is so cute! I love it! thank you! I’m working on an advent wall hanging! I just pulled all my colors!
Love this little jewel! I, too, had some extra time. I took a nap……consistent with 2020 lobotomy behavior!!
So, so pretty, Carole! Perfect for a baby wrap. I just love it.
” test fit the binding” – I can’t tell you how many times I had to “back up” or fuss with the corner. This is genius. The colors, the pattern, the setting – all wonderful!!!! (Also love that you always find the time to do this AND share it with us.)
I think your little quilt looks lovely. :))
It’s fun to ‘wing it’ with a quilt design once in a while isn’t it? Your experiment has worked out beautifully.
I’ve made a tentative start on a bed runner. It’s to be a gift to my parents in honour of their Diamond Wedding Anniversary. I’m having difficulty with this project as I so want it to be perfect and for Mum and Dad to like it.
Hello Carole, This quilt is marvelous. I love the fabrics that you used and the way in which you decided to place the blocks. I do have a question, Have you shared this quilt project before? I am not remembering it and can not find any other posts about it, but I could easily have just missed clicking on the right link. Good Luck in deciding what you are going to do with it. I do not mean that in any way except I would have a difficult time finding the answer for that. Thank You for sharing this lovely quilt! Have a spectacular day!
Beautiful little amethyst jewel!
Such a pretty little purple quilt!
Love those colors and now it’s all used!
So pretty! Purple is my favorite color. Love this!
I love it but then plum/purple colours are my favourite.
Lovely, and my favorite color!
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