Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Two Color Quilt Challenge

I'm excited to join in on my first online quilt challenge. Nicole at Sister's Choice http://sisterschoice.typepad.com/ has issued a Two Color Challenge for the summer and I'm definitely going to take on that challenge!
I've been wanting to make a two color quilt ever since checking out Better Homes and Gardens Two-Color Quilts from the library last summer.

I also have a good friend back in Utah, Kristin, who inspired me several years ago by making a beautiful red and white Drunkard's Path quilt.

I love how classy Red and White quilts and Blue and White quilts are. I've really been leaning towards making a Blue and White one because blue is my favorite, but I'd like to have one of each eventually.

However, both of those will have to wait for another summer because I've decided to make a purple and cream quilt. Several months ago I saw a beautiful purple and cream quilt in some quilty magazine. It was gorgeous. And I vowed right then and there to make a purple and cream quilt for my mom, who loves purple. She is also a quilter and seamstress extraordinaire. She could easily make herself a beautiful purple and cream quilt. But I'd like to make one for her too because I love her, and it'll be a meaningful experience for me to think about her all summer long as I work on this quilt for her.

I've started my hunting and gathering. Aren't these gorgeous?!

As for the pattern, I'm not sure what I'll do yet. I haven't found just the right block yet. This one might be it, but I'm not ready to commit yet.
Go check out Sister's Choice for details. Basically anything goes as long as its two colors and you post your progress each month and finish by August 1. I've posted links to the other participants in a new area on my sidebar. Anyone else up for a challenge?


Blondie said...

I'm in- glad you mentioned the 2 color challenge! I see it as a good incentive to finish the one I started last month....

Jo-Anne said...

Ooooh...the colors are lovely. And the pattern, well, that's just beautiful!
I am excited to see your project as it comes together.

Julia said...

Wow, that is the same color palette that I am going for. I will be posting my fabrics and pattern as soon as a couple more pieces that I have ordered are delivered to my mailbox. This is going to be fun!

purple and paisley said...

oooooh, guess who is drooling over your purple fabrics right now???!!! =) gorgeous!

Stephanie said...

Sounds like fun! Love your purples.

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Your colors are beautiful. Can't wait to see what block pattern you choose.