I didn't have enough of any single fabric to use on the final border, so I made up the border from scraps cut 3.5" by whatever length worked. So the bricks are anywhere from 5" to 8.5" in length. It really, really needs a solid or tone on tone purple binding to finish it, which I don't have of course. Hopefully I will pick something suitable up tomorrow.
It will be going to Cabarita with me tomorrow for its backing, wadding and pinning when I go to Stitching Hearts (woo hoo! Haven't been in a month of Sundays).
Last time I posted about this quilt, Marly, who blogs here, left a comment asking why I had picked that name. The short answer is I have no idea! I was doing the pressing after the gold border, and the name just surfaced in my mind.
There was actually a song called "One Eyed, One Horned, Flying Purple People Eater" released in 1958, by Sheb Wooley, and then in 1988 there was a film of the same name. I think I must have heard the song around the time of the film release, because I would not have been listening to music when the song was released. Anyway, after Marly's question, I Googled to see if I could find anything about that song, and came up with a video clip on You Tube here. Catchy tune + fun words + fun quilt = good name.
How do you come up with names for quilts?
This morning I presented a workshop at the craft group in my church. I got them all to make 2 cards.
The design was the same - I couldn't cope with 2 different designs LOL! The other card was in greens, and I did not make it as I was running around helping those who needed it most.
They all seemed to enjoy themselves, and the noise level was deafening. And I am exhausted! I must have done something right as I have been asked to do Christmas cards towards the end of the year.
Til next time.....Keep on stitching