Violet Calm: A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Entry

October 28, 2015

Violet calm is one of my favorite designs in the past few months, and I am excited to share it with you as my entry in the Modern Category for the Blogger’s Quilt Festival hosted by Amy’s Creative Side.

Violet Calm

Violet Calm

This design was created by piecing fabrics of several shades of violet together with thin strips of white Kona Cotton between each segment.  The circle was cut from this pieced section of fabrics.  Another circle was cut into the white background fabric, and the violet circle was machine pieced into the background.Violet Calm center detail

The matchstick quilting in this piece is done in the color of the fabric it passes through.  The horizontal lines create a sense of calm, and the variety of thread colors help to visually extend the centralized image across the quilt.  A single section of vertical quilting gives a quiet energy to this peaceful image.

Violet Calm back view


The binding is made of scrappy violet fabrics to frame the expanse of white fabric.Violet Calm front edge detail

If you would like to read more about “Violet Calm,” please check out its original post.  Thank you so much for stopping by!


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    October 28, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    This is lovely!!! Unfortunately I am having trouble visiting the Bloggers Quilt Festival site, it’s always such a treat to look around all the entries.

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    Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl
    October 28, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    Great entry into the modern category, Cassandra! I just love this quilt, too, and I hope you enjoy the festival.

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    October 29, 2015 at 8:11 am

    I love it ! The design of your quilt is really great and the linear quilting too. I am usually not a fan of purple in quilts but I may change my mind 😉

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    October 29, 2015 at 8:32 pm

    I really like how you designed and quilted it. An unusual piece. Nice work!

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    October 29, 2015 at 11:24 pm

    This is just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

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    October 30, 2015 at 12:36 am

    This is really lovely. It’s such a striking design and your quilting just makes it!

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    Allison CB
    October 30, 2015 at 1:48 am

    Lovely…the quilting is perfect for the design!

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    Juliet @ The Tartankiwi
    October 30, 2015 at 3:19 am

    Great work. I love the way that the quilting compliments the design.

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    October 30, 2015 at 7:24 am

    This is a very clever piece. I love it.

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    November 1, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    Cassandra you have knocked another one out of the park. Love this. Thanks for sharing how you made it too. Got my vote. 😉

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