Purple…a color of royalty. Lavender…that lighter shade of blue with a bit of red mixed in. We think of the flower and how it brings calm. When we go darker we have violet and immediately think of the phrase “shrinking violet” or the flower’s use in old fashioned posies. Blooming early each year, or sunning in our own windowsill pots they seem to be small reminders of those things that renew and last.
Sometimes the shades of purple, those violets and lavenders, can see difficult for quilters and we shy away from them. But there’s so much potential, we think, especially with the complimentary yellows are added or a touch of the adjacent blues or reds/pinks. We love, too, the use of green, making the quilt more like a field of wild violets or lavender.
Our thanks go to Linda, Suzanne, Carol and Rosa for not being shy and for being a part of our quilting community at 24 Blocks.