(Just a little warning, this purple is a bear to photograph. The “auto correct” on Picassa makes it look duller than it does in real life.)
I found an Aurifil 50 weight thread in a color called “violet” which was the perfect accent to all the violets, periwinkles, electric purple and raspberries in this baby.I originally intended to echo quilt around each cross, but that was short lived. I **love** this wonky sort of stacked cordwood quilting style – it satisfies my need to really quilt the dickens out of it, and when washed and dried, creates this lovely crinkly texture.
I’m so happy that Sherri Lynn Woods stopped by to give me some direction for my first serious attempt at improvisational piecing. Her blog, Daintytime, is a thoughtful and thought-provoking journal on her quilting style and inspirations.
The borders are perfect and I’m so happy that I chopped up my first attempts.
I decided to subtitle this energetic burst of purple “Controlled Entropy” in honor of my blogland friend, Lori, who used to be in medical research and now has a fabulous blog, Wisdom Comes Suddenly, about her life as a SAHM. Go read it. It’s fabulous.
Yes, I had to look up what “entropy” meant (which is much different that “atrophy” which is what my science-brain has done in the several decades out of high school) and I loved the suggestion.
The finish size is 47″x 57″.
Here’s to all of your successful finishes!
All the best – Chris