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Quilting Color Trend: Purple

Purple is an emerging color in quilting projects. See a collection of free quilt patterns that feature purple fabrics.

Pastel Delectable Mountains

Crisp, cool purples, greens, and blues inspired designer Mabeth Oxenreider to create an exquisite bed quilt and matching ensemble of pillows.

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On the Fly 10-Inch Block

A combination of purple hues—including violet, periwinkle, lavender—team up in a quilt that features foundation-pieced dragonflies.

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Trim It Tote

Embellish a tote bag with light and dark purple trims, such as velvet, silk, chenille, and grosgrain ribbon, to add dimension and texture.

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Framed Floral Wall Hanging

Shades of purple in the block, middle border, and outer border create a serene, evening-garden palette in a single-block wall hanging.

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Splashes of Color

Mix and match sherbet-tone batiks in an easy bed quilt. Use the coloring diagram provided to plan your own version.

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Fast Flower Appliqué

Create a faux headboard by fusing flower appliqués to three rectangular blocks. Stitch up extra blocks to make coordinating throw pillows or a lap-size quilt.

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Simple Squares & Bars

Use analogous colors—colors next to each other on the color wheel—to create a warm, yet intense color scheme.

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Square Tile Floor

Draw on muted tones from a floral border print to attract attention to the center of a quilt. Cream setting squares allow purple Irish Chain blocks to shine.

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Cool Four-Patch Runner

Cool batik fabrics make a splash in an easy Four-Patch table runner.

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Tuscan Villa

In this elegant throw, fussy-cut floral prints alternate with purple center units in Square-in-a-Square blocks.

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On the Fly 8-Inch Block

Create foundation-pieced dragonflies using a variety of purple prints.

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Hourglass Stars Wall Hanging

Careful fabric placement forms a secondary star in the center of a bright wall hanging.

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