I’ve been preparing to make a purple quilt for a gift, and it’s a bit of a challenge. Purple is the one color I am just not drawn to in fabric (well, that and peach, but I dislike the color peach in all things, not just fabric). So, by preparing, I mean buying fabric in purples because I have
very little none in my stockpile of fabric. I was pleasantly surprised when I saw this post today on design sponge, with the color of the day:
I was reminded of the significance of the color purple in the Church, and in regards to royalty, because of how rare and expensive the dye was in ancient times. It is a rich, vibrant color… I just don’t know why I’m not drawn to it. Purple in the garden? Adore it! Photos of fields of lavender have always given me a warm, happy feeling (maybe because I’d love to be there seeing the sight firsthand!):
and in a perennial garden? Almost a necessity for me! I have crocuses and hyacinth blooming in my yard right now.
Those are some lovely petals, right?! And my favorite Spring buds? Lilacs:
I had a part in making this gorgeous purple and grey quilt, and I even had a hard time parting with it!
Yet I have no purple clothing and until some recent online shopping, no purple fabric. I guess I’m just not drawn to it in textiles. However, this Tyrian Purple yarn could change my mind, especially when I get around to watching my Craftsy knitting and crocheting classes:
So what’s your color? The one that just doesn’t draw you in?
What color do you buy the most often (in fabric or other products)? Mine has to be green, hands down I have more greens and blue-greens (aqua, etc) than any other color of fabric.
I’ll share my purple fabric purchases (and hopefully some purple quilt blocks) soon…