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Thread: Okay...so I like purple...

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    Okay...so I like purple...

    I was at a guild workshop last weekend where there were 16 quilters who had signed up for the class. Each had such lovely fabric, for what to be a "quick way to make a Trip around the World."

    As we walked around admiring progress, I always heard the same comment "Well, of course. Yours is purple." A few of the others had selected purple as one of their 6 fabrics, but I was the only one who had 5 purples.

    But I really like purple! At the same time, I did admire the choices around me. Maybe next time I will branch out and try a non-purple, but I doubt it....

    Do you have a color that you just HAVE to use?

    Oh, here is the top. I just finished it....and I REALLY like it. Can't go wrong with purple.

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    For me it is blues, most of my quilts have blue in them somewhere, even if just the label!
    Have a great day sewing and remember to "not sweat the small stuff"!!



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    Beautiful quilt.

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    Love the purple!!
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    How beautiful, I love purple too. I have it in a lot of my quilts.

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    I use and enjoy all colors, that being said I am really tired of using pink, purple, and lime green! I have 6 grand daughters and 2 daughters who just love these colors in quilts, cloths and even curtains. A few friends who also asked me to use these colors for them. I need a break! Am only going to make guy quilt for a while! LOL

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    Your quilt is lovely.

    I love purple . . . and blue, and green, and red, and pink, and gold, and grey, and brown, and, oh well, I love them all.

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    I like purple too. Your quilt is awesome!

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    Mine tends to be brights and jewel tones rather than a specific color....but I really do have a variety.

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    Mine seems to be rich reds and greens (think Holly Taylor or Kansas Troubles fabrics by Moda). Add in some gold, creams and blues and that seems to be what my quilts are when I make them for me. I CAN, if I have to, use other colors when I'm making quilts for my friends and family, lol. I'm also very fond of flannel. At least half my stash is flannel. I think I just like to pet it!

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    Green is for me! I have twice as much green as any other color.
    I used to take a Bible study with a woman who loves purple. Every article of her clothing is purple. Her jewelry is purple. Her purses and bags are purple. Her nail polish is purple. Her car is purple. I love green, but not that much. I do love all the other colors
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    I LOVE your quilt!!!

    I also love purple yellow & purple are my "signature colors" (if you saw the movie
    Steel Magnolias you might recognize the "signature color" reference).

    However I love ALMOST any color EXCEPT brown & olive/drab green. But I DO
    have (very limited amounts) of those colors in my HUGE stash, I just try to avoid
    them as much as I can.

    But after looking at your quilt pattern I think that might be the perfect pattern for
    the red, orange, yellow & black quilt I want to make.

    Thanks for sharing and giving me another possible pattern choice.
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    Mine would've been pink. Everything around here is pink and green -- usually with roses on it. Luckily my husband could care less about decore. I'm not sure he could even tell you what color the walls or drapes are.

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    Thanks for the compliments. What WAS new or me this time was that I could almost picture what this would look like before I made it. This is new for me. Maybe I am finally getting the "design board" in my head to function!

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    Your quilt is gorgeous although I never use purple myself I do like it. I use red in most of my quilts.

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    It's beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    me to I tend to lean towards lavenders and purples Like your quilt

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    I gravitate towards turqouise and purples I just love them.
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    But I really like purple! At the same time, I did admire the choices around me. Maybe next time I will branch out and try a non-purple, but I doubt it....

    Do you have a color that you just HAVE to use?

    Oh, here is the top. I just finished it....and I REALLY like it. Can't go wrong with purple.

    Dina[/QUOTE]

    Dina, I am there with you. Love purple and have so many shades. Your quilt is beautiful. Is the boarder white or very light lilac?
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    Mine are dark rich jewel tones, burgandy, royal blue,emerald green and black, etc. about 5 or 6 of these. Some or all of these will be in my quilts and usually not any pale colors.

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    Love,love your quilt i to love purple's but i lkie fall colors also esp.in my home decor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leakus View Post
    But I really like purple! At the same time, I did admire the choices around me. Maybe next time I will branch out and try a non-purple, but I doubt it....


    Dina, I am there with you. Love purple and have so many shades. Your quilt is beautiful. Is the boarder white or very light lilac?
    andrea
    It's white. Turns out really light lilac is too hard to find....but I tried!

    Dina

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    The purples are beautiful! Great job.

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    Love all the colors but getting tired of seeing purple,purple,purple!!!!!!! Whew,now I feel better.
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    Purple is such a pretty color! In fact it is my favorite color as well. I love your chose of color and think you quilt is beautiful!!!! In most of my quilts for myself I have put in some purple. I consider it my signature color in my quilts. Keep enjoying doing purple quilts. I enjoy seeing quilts made with purple fabric.

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