Thursday, January 07, 2010

We the Purple!

I finished sewing the last side of the border on and was still sort of stunned to realize: We The Purple is a flimsy! I'd been working on her for a long time, gradually and slowly, and enjoying every bit of the process. And now she is finished, but doesn't quite fit on my wall! She's folded up and waiting for the right recipient and then it she'll be quilted and bound.

Yes, "she." Usually I think of quilts as "it." Sometimes "he" (remembering Big Jake -- now that was definitely a male quilt!). I think this is the first time, though, that a quilt has been a "her" throughout. Anyone else think like this about her quilts?

I was under the influence of Wanda throughout the making of this quilt. No doubt about it. She'd prolly find it a bit tame, but I think she'd like it anyway.

This was made from two Bali Pops.  I have a great group of "neutral" batik strips (if that isn't an oxymoron) that I actually bought from Wanda during her virtual yard sale and I know exactly what I'm going to do with them.  Have some other things to finish up, though, before I can start.  Stay tuned!



14 comments:

Pat said...

Obviously you need to build a new wall. WTP is too beautiful not to hang up. Geez, I love batiks on black!!! Nice job, Nance!

altar ego said...

Flimsy? I LOVE this quilt! Love the colors, the contrasts, the patterns. If it needs a home I'll offer mine.

My dad's girlfriend had a PS on her christmas card to me--do I still quilt? I think her question is just the kick in the butt I need to respond with a resounding "yes!" I'll be looking to you and Kim for encouragement and support--it's been a while!

Judi said...

What gorgeous use of two jelly rolls...but then I don't think I've ever seen a batik I didn't like!

Laurie said...

Ooh, I love the kind of basket-weavy look to it! (And you KNOW I love the dark background.)

Pat Deck said...

altar ego: "Flimsy" = a quilt top that has not been batted, backed & quilted yet. It's still a flimsy top, not a hearty quilt yet.

Exuberant Color said...

I don't like it, I LOVE it. I want to make one! How can you part with it? I like to keep them for at least a year before I give them away. By then I have newer favorite.

Guenveur in Kent said...

She's stunning!

Marsha said...

Nothing to say except maybe "Please pass me a tissue to wipe the drool off my chin..."

Karin said...

she is beautiful!!!! I just so love purple! Stay warm

AnnieO said...

Haven't sexed my quilts yet--they are usually for a specific person as I am not a longtime quilter with a stack of already made tops (I'm working on it!) That's a really pretty purple batik wonder that someone, someday, if they are really lucky, will get to dream under it.

LizA. said...

Mmmmmm, just beautiful and all my favorite colors! Guess I need to go buy another Bali Pop to go with the one I already have.

Little Mysteries said...

I love it. Love those colors. It looks fantastic!

Sandy said...

I really LOVE this quilt. Not much of a purple person, but, this quilt could change my mind. Great color and design, and, YES, it's a "her".

Tanya said...

This is so absolutely gorgeous!!! What a stunning quilt! Oh! The recipient is going to be blown away to see this come out of a box!