Purple Plus Quilt
Compared to the other colors in my fabric stash, my stack of purples is quite small. I've often looked at it though, and thought it would make a fun quilt with all of them together. Even though they're so varied in hue and saturation, I still thought they would play well together.
I have also wanted to make another plus quilt like this one that I made a few years ago. I really enjoyed making that one and liked how it turned out.
So each of my purple prints are used at least once or twice in this little quilt. It is a unique color scheme, but hopefully it works for someone out there!
I used a Kaffe Fassett Shot Cotton on the back, and Liberty of London prints for the binding. Both of these types of fabric are a slightly lighter, silkier feel than typical cotton and make a subtle difference in the drape and lightness of the finished quilt. (I always am amazed how using a voile or lawn (like Liberty), or a Shot Cotton, on the back of the quilt makes it just a bit softer.
I thought I'd add a little diagram of how I put this quilt together. I find it easier to make an improv (ish) quilt like this when I have sections to work in. I can trim these sections to fit together so I don't end up with wrinkly wonkiness.
I started out thinking I would just do horizontal rows, each a slightly different height. But on my second row I ended up splitting section 3 and 4, which gives it less of a 'rows' look. You could do this in any places you want to in your quilt. If you're not used to piecing in this way, you might find it helpful to draw out a rough diagram like this, with approximate dimensions. (you can always add or trim later!).