For the last few days I have been putting together a collection of star blocks all sewn in purple....
The stars, made by a group of ladies, have varied background colors ranging from white to beige. I had just purchased a yard of light grey Heath from Marmalade Fabrics and found that it worked well to tie all the blocks together. I love the subtle effect of the light grey, whites and purple together. The posts are made from fabrics found in my stash.
At first, I was not going to put a border on this quilt wanting to emphasize the stars. In the end, I went for more of a traditional look which I'm thinking that the recipient will enjoy. (Marble apparently thought this would be a good time to check the bird house for inhabitants!)
The coal Kona and brocade-looking purple fabric border give the stars a good frame as well as enlarging the quilt to a nice cuddly lap-size.
It was fun to work with this color combo....one that I wouldn't normally choose for myself. It makes a serene quilt...perfect for twinkling stars!
I'm sending the top on to be quilted and it will soon be in the hands of someone who adores the color purple. (That is if I can bear to part with it!)