Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Purple Improv Knitting Needle Roll

When I was asked if I could make a knitting needle roll-up for a Christmas gift, I said 'of course'.  Purple was the color scheme of choice.  I set off pulling all the purple fabric I could find in my stash. 

Purple does not exist in my stash much at all, and what I do ain't pretty!  


I love a good purple.  Just not in a print it seems.  Not one single print would work.  Okay, lets use solids!  I have those!  Light, medium, dark.  A beautiful egg plant purple was picked.  Wait!  I can't just make a purple one...that would be boring...I can do something better!

So, today I jumped in with my box of scraps, my cutting mat, my rotary cutter and my imagination.  Just don't think about it, just do it!  My favorite way to work!  

I found just enough in the scrap box to get the job done. 

And I was off!  (sewing, I mean!)

 I cut.  I sewed.  I ironed.  Repeat.

When I finished the panel, I was happy.  
Its still purple.  But it has a personality now! 
Purple is not boring.

All the tiny scraps from cutting adds up fast.  

My fingers were crossed.  Would this be too 'out there'?  I mean, I love it.  After sending some pictures, the answer was...Perfect!  Big breath let out, wiped my brow and now I can finish it! 


  1. What a perfect solution! It's wonderful. P.S. I don't think I could come up with even that much purple over here!

    1. Its funny how we gravitate towards certain color families!

  2. Making your own "fabric" from solid was brilliant. So many purple prints don't play well with each other.


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