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    Shiny Thimble

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    Default Purple! Augh!

    For a year now I have been trying to put together a purple quilt. I have some batiks that I really like for this project. I tried a "Hunter's Star" but it was just not working. It needs to be mostly purple, no whites. The person I'm making it for is not really a quilt-type. I had the thought of just a simple medallion. Suggestions!?

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    Default Re: Purple! Augh!

    What about a bordered periwinkle? Emerald Isle with a color for the solid?
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    What about HSTs? Doesn't have ro be a pattern per se. One of my favorite hst quilt was one I did where I just randomly laid it out so the lights & darks & different colors were fairly evenly distributed. I'll try ti find a pic

    Found one! Made I for my college-age nephew. He liked it.
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    Default Re: Purple! Augh!

    How many fabrics do you have? Check through these for inspiration

    https://www.pinterest.com/search/pin...yped&term_meta[]=purple%7Ctyped&term_meta[]=quilts%7Ctyped



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    Default Re: Purple! Augh!

    What about adding a shade of gray or several shades of gray with the purples?
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    Love grey and purple together!



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    I did a Disappearing nine patch with shades of purple and some green thrown in. I used a charm pack called Lagoon.

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    Default Re: Purple! Augh!

    How about the binding star? It isn't quite so quilty.
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    Default Re: Purple! Augh!

    Purple can be tricky because unlike blue and green the range is limited. Here is my attempt at a quilt for a purple lover.
    http://sewpreetiquilts.blogspot.com/...lly-yours.html

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    Default Re: Purple! Augh!

    Thank you all! I have checked out all your suggestions. Sewpreetiquilts , I finally understand this issue of the purples. I have an idea from all your help. I will make 4 squares up and see what happens.

    Again thanks to all!
    ljt

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