One of the hardest fabric colors for me to work with is purple. I love it but I don’t have much of it. I’m going to blame Betty at The Village Mercantile for my lack of purple fabric. Most of my stash was built when I lived in Kentucky and shopped at The Village Mercantile and Betty always had way less purple than anything else. So, my small stash of purple is all her fault.
Really, when I pull my purples, there are blue purples, red purples, pink purples and some indigo! And those different shades don’t always play well together. They can but it seems like lately every purple I’ve pulled has been too blue or too red or too pink for where I wanted to use it.
As I began to pull fabrics for my indigo Monochromatic Challenge, these were the first fabrics I pulled.
See that fabric with the dots? It’s some Moda fabric . . something about red hats . . Old Friends I think is the name of the line. I’ve had it for a while and never seem to be able to use it so I was thinking I might could use it with my indigo quilt. I suppose the dots kinda make it non-monochromatic but since there are no quilt police, it should be fine, don’t you think?
These two fabrics match the dots fine but they’re really too purple to be considered indigo.
These are kinda washed out. I think the middle fabric doesn’t go but I realized they’re too pink so I didn’t try to find a middle fabric replacement.
These are just right for what I want to use. They’re “indigo-ish” and they match the dots. Yay! I can get the dots out of my stash!
Then I realized that the border fabric in my Making Ends Meet top would have been perfect for my indigo quilt but . . too late . . it’s all used up.
As I was putting the rejected fabric back on the shelf, I found this very light shade of lavender indigo-ish fabric and I think that livens the batch up a bit. So, these five fabrics, along with one other background (without dots) will be used in my indigo quilt.
My quilt is designed and I’m ready to start sewing but first . . dentist this morning, court this afternoon and to the home of friends for dinner tonight . . which reminds me that I have to make a cake to bring. I think I will make a Blackberry Wine Cake. That’s kinda “indigo-ish” and will use up my last box of white cake mix, the rest of a bottle of Blackberry wine . . feels good to be cleaning out the pantry!