Friday, February 13, 2015

Finish It Up Friday...Purple Herringbone Throw

I was asked recently to make a purple, throw-sized quilt.  I agreed and then looked at the purples in my stash...hahaha I don't have much purple.
I had to do some fabric shopping!  Thanks to Connecting Threads I filled up and didn't break the bank.
Here she is, in all her purple glory!
I've been wanting to try out Maureen Cracknell's Herringbone, Quilt-As-You-Go pattern for awhile and this looked like a great opportunity.
It was a super quick quilt to make! I made a little pillow to go along with it since there were some left over strips.
I'm not the biggest fan of purple, hence the lack of it in my stash, but it turned out beautifully!
I used my favorite of the purple fabrics for the backing.  Isn't that fun!?

She asked for a foot pocket on the back.  I'd never done one, but it was pretty simply addition.  I did it in flannel to add some cuddly factor.
This quilt made it to its new home today!  I know it will be enjoyed :)



  1. I like the way you mixed up the light and dark purples...monochromatic schemes can be tough, but the contrast make is work beautifully! I've never seen a foot pocket on a quilt before - it's genius!!

  2. That is a pretty quilt and now I'm wondering why I never thought of a foot pocket. I'm forever kicking around my lap quilts to get them back over my feet - such a great solution!

  3. Very pretty! This herringbone quilt as you go pattern is on my list of quilts to make. I'm glad to hear that you were able to make it quickly, I may be able to crank one out sometime soon!

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  4. What a great idea to add a foot pocket. Love the herringbone.