Purple in Process – #36

My husband said to me the other day, well maybe last month, why don’t you make a quilt for Cel.  She is his cousin and she is having a hard time with her MS.  I said great idea, why didn’t I think of that earlier.  So I went to see what pre-cuts I had that would work.

Here is what I picked before we headed out for vacation.

I had bought this online when someone had a deal.  Wasn’t really sure what I would use them for but I love a layer cake!!  Just add white, right?

Here were my choices after I made the HSTs (of course HSTs) my favorite.  They are so versatile.


I went with the diamonds. My squares were 6 1/2, which I thought was too big for the first choice ( can’t remember what that is called).

Headed down to Shipshewanna to buy some backing.  Came home with this for the back.

First things first, what was I thinking.  I like the fabric but it doesn’t really work.  Second what made me think 3 yards was enough. It wasn’t.  So let’s figure out a Plan B.

Last week my sister and I did a little shop hop in West Michigan.  I came home with some wide Robert Kaufman for backing.  I guess I’m pulling that out today.  This will be my Plan B.

Today I hope to get it quilted then I need to figure out my binding.  You ask how am I going to quilt it, you are right is you said straight lines.  Sometime in the future I will try FMQ, just not today.

Another dilema for another day.

Linking up with some friends, go check them out.

Mama Sparks – WIP

Sew Fresh Quilts – Let’s Bee Social

Kat and Cat – Sew Some Love

Quilt Fabrications – Mid Week Makers




  1. May 24, 2017 / 10:39 am

    The wide backing will work nicely, and I hope that the quilting goes well today. What a lovely gift for your cousin.

  2. May 24, 2017 / 10:57 am

    Hi Jan,
    I love what I can see of the quilt top!! The colors are great, and the backing is perfect. What’s wrong with straight line, I ask? I am branching out myself this weekend with a ~~~ wavy stitching with my walking foot. I’m not quite ready for FMQ yet . . . but I did tackle successfully a spiral with my walking foot. Sometime in the future we will try FMQ. Just not today. ~smile~

  3. May 24, 2017 / 12:55 pm

    HSTs are my favorite, too! The Robert Kaufman backing looks nice. Thanks for linking up!

  4. May 24, 2017 / 3:15 pm

    GREAT purples! Can’t wait to see it all quilted up!

  5. May 25, 2017 / 8:48 am

    You have a good plan in mind for the quilt. I like the colors. I have little scraps of that Kaufman fabric, which I use sparingly. I’m trying to make it last!

  6. May 25, 2017 / 11:41 am

    White is always a great choice, and it has worked well here. I’ll agree, your first back doesn’t quite fit – plan B is much better. And don’t feel bad about quilting straight lines as it will look wonderful when you’re done! Thanks again for sharing on Midweek Makers

  7. May 25, 2017 / 5:07 pm

    The Second fabric is for sure a better choice for the backing. Have fun quilting it and then picking the binding.

  8. May 26, 2017 / 11:10 am

    Love the pairing of those batiks with the white background! I’ve been using straight line quilting a lot lately too! Thanks for linking up to TGIFF!

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