2014 Pantone Quilt Challenge - Shades of Purplelicious

Tangerine? Too scary for me. Emerald? Not my shade of Emerald. Radiant Orchid? Sign me up!

The 2014 Pantone Quilt Challenge with On The Windy Side and Play Crafts is on and the last day to link up is tomorrow! I'm entering Purplelicious to the mini category.

If you haven't met Purplelicious before, let me introduce you.

Purplelicious has many shades to its personality. There's plenty of beautiful Radiant Orchid. Purplelicious values its darker and lighter sides too. It's a complex mix of fruits and flower colours -- eggplant, hibiscus, berry, mulberry, tulip, cerise, violet, lavender. It's a bit of a free spirit though and refuses to be tied down to just one colour. Purplelicious teases us with pops of white, grey, red and some, dare I say it, Tangerine!

In addition to hanging out in my kitchen, Purplelicious enjoys long skates on the Rideau Canal;

Making snow angels;

Playing hockey;

Basking in brisk frigid winter sunsets;

And getting up close and personal. xo

It measures 24" by 36-ish" and loves its wonky edges. ;)

Thank you to Adrienne and Play Crafts, as well as the sponsors, for putting together this great challenge!

2014 Pantone Quilt Challenge: Radiant Orchid


  1. Beautiful! I love the pops of orange :)

  2. Love the contrast from those orange and yellow strips. Keeps the eyes moving. Great wonky improv work, M-R!

  3. This so pretty! Those bits of white and orange are perfect...not scary!

  4. It's Purple-luscious, M-R! Yummy, colours. Love, love, love this. Best of luck in the challenge....

  5. You have outdone yourself, girl!! My mouth is hanging open in awe of your amazing talent!

  6. I adore everything about your purplishious quilt! Fabulous!

  7. I love this quilt, it is just wonderful.

  8. Great quilt - congratulations!

  9. While I have stood on the ice at the 4.4 km marker of the Rideau I have never done so with a fabulous purplicious quilt. I love it......and I'm not a 'purple person'.

  10. Who wouldn't love Purplelicious!! I am seriously in love with the pops of orange and white in the quilt!


  11. This is gorgeous! (I sure wish we weren't in the same category....)

  12. Still love this quilt. Good luck with the Challenge.

  13. This is downright gorgeous. Those strips of gold and orange and red are the perfect accent to the lovely purplicious background. And the blips of grey add just the right amount of depth. There's so much to look at in this quilt! The subtle shading from the various purples add some great texture as well. Wonderful!!

  14. Purplicious indeed! And I'm not a purple person...but you might be turning me into one with this quilt, it is just gorgeous!

  15. Love all the different shades of purple, and those sparks of red and orange really shine!


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