Wednesday, June 27, 2012
WIP Wed: Purple Haze Bento Box Quilt
I got so much quilting done yesterday, that my "Purple Haze Bento Box" quilt is almost done!! First of all, I wonder if such a thing exists in real life... a Jimi Hendrix Bento Box? Ya never know... I call it that because it's purple and uses "bento box" quilt blocks. It's also a fabric challenge quilt for a local lavender festival coming up. I just saw a travel magazine last night that featured "Purple Haze Lavender Farm" in Washington state! Sweet!
I had SO MUCH FUN quilting this quilt! I often let the fabric "speak" to me, and that's certainyl what this fabric did LOL.
I easily have a dozen or more different quilting designs in the quilt! It was fun trying out so many!
I couldn't resist stitching in some lyrics here and there!
The 4 big purple center squares were screaming for some special attention, and I went over many ideas before settling on the Japanese "kanji" work for "purple". I printed and enlarged one on my paper-piecing paper, and stitched over it, then tore away the paper. Tracing paper works better, but I don't have any right now. But I love the way it turned out!
As usual, I'm linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced WIP Wed. Come see what others are up to!