Purple Month

The nice thing about unpacking is that every now and then you come across something that transports you back in time. Wanda (an amazing quilter) gave me a fantastic bundle of fabric, a mix of fat quarters, strips, large scrap pieces and some yardage. I was so thrilled by her generosity that I wanted to make something special and made a pineapple using the “Quilt in a Day” method.

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I thought it would be easy enough to take a couple of photos to show you. I first hung it on the washing line using the extra strong pegs I bought last summer in Copenhagen with Julia, but as soon as I got the camera out, up came the wind and blew it all over the place, eventually the wind died down and I got some photos.

I decided to take a couple on the giant rock in the garden, suddenly out of nowhere Pepper and Fluff jumped on and under – look to the right of the quilt in the first photo and you will see Hobb’s tail, too!!

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Purple seemed to be the colour of the month – look at Julia’s wonderful sewing skills.

Julia was given a bundle of purple silk, and rather than make something for herself with it, she made this wonderful dress for our friend Ethel’s granddaughter Izzy.

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She added lace to the waistband and beads to the neckline and lots of organza layers.

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She also made a little matching bag and a hair flower, wow!

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Ethel told me Izzy wore the dress all the time over Christmas and had this wonderful photo taken with Santa.

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