Thursday, May 30, 2013

Purple Power!

Today's blog was inspired by the color purple.

I love purple. It is one of my three favorite colors (my other two favorite colors are hot pink and turquoise).

There are beautiful purple flowers in my garden.
Large Iris



Small Iris


Columbine and Iris

A new purple perennial for my garden.


My front door and shutters are painted purple. There is also a purple rhododendron out front (lower left).

Elvis' favorite color is purple. He has a purple leash.
Unfortunately the harness isn't available in purple anymore.

I made this purple floral quilt a long time ago, but it is still one of my favorites.
The flowers remind me of Iris. It is hanging on our dining room wall.

Here is a close-up. My friend Lynne G. quilted it for me.
Here is a purple quilt that I made in 2009 for my friend Anna.
I used all the purple fabrics that I had. It is purple-icious!
I've noticed lately that my purple box is bulging again.
Must be time for another purple quilt!
Eleanor's Christmas quilt in progress.
FABULOUS  jewel tones!
Pictured above is the quilt that I'm working on as a Christmas gift for my friend Eleanor. I bought this as a kit at the Houston Quilt Festival way back in 2004. The pattern is Trip Around the World. For the past couple of years, this has been my "extra" quilting project that lived in the trunk of my car. Recently I was inspired to finish it and give it to Eleanor. I love the hand-dyed fabrics, they are so beautiful. I have half of the quilt completely made. I'm working on the second half. Pictured above is 1/4 of the second half, so I am in the home stretch.

Linking up today to Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Richard and Tanya Quilts, and Sew Many Ways.

Purple pugs and kisses,

P.S. Note to LarryPug, yes, I'm going to order a new house flag with all THREE of you.


  1. I adore pugs:)

    You are a purple lover for certain;) All the flower pics are fabulous especially the allium. I can't seem to get those to grow in my garden, here in NC. Bulbs or by seed.

    1. Thanks Sara. The allium are tricky. Each time they reappear, I am actually surprised. I've put them in several times. I think that I have three of them. But I love how they look--kind of like giant, purple dandelions.

  2. Your purple blog reminds me of Rochelle. She'd love your purples.

  3. I love all the different shades of purple. The iris are especially beautiful this year.