Friday, March 12, 2010

That 70's Blanket - Purple

My love affair with tie-dye continues. This time it's purple. It is such a strong colour, the colour of royalty. I've always loved all shades of purple, from the darkest hues of purple to the feminine shades of magenta and lilac. For this blanket, I've chosen the "common" purple, the shade that most of us associate with the word purple. But there is nothing common about this combo. I've interspersed bright purple stripes (almost indigo) with a funky coconut tree tie-dye pattern and an organic Japanese leaf print. A strip of white linen lends a simple sophistication to the whole blanket design.

I discovered this Japanese leaf print fabric a while ago and I've been waiting to use it in one of the blanket designs. The border of each leaf is trimmed in metallic/gold thread. I'm only sorry I didn't get more of it; once this batch of blankets is done, that's the last of the fabric:(

The blanket comes with my signature ribbon tags.

Please go to Angelolli's Facebook page for blanket listing.


Denise said...

I was totally amaze with your pattern matching. No doubt I loved your colour choice too! it for sale?

Elaine said...

Hi Denise,
Thanks for dropping by. Yes it is! You interested? Listing is up on Angelolli's facebook page. You can link to it from the panels in the top right hand side of this blog. USD40 plus postage:)

Caca said...

I am into patchwork blanket sewing now and found your blog. Love how you sew the blanket.

Elaine said...

Thank you Caca:) Glad you like it.

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