You are my favorite color with no exceptions. Ever since I was a little girl, I've preferred purple to pink (and, let's face it, every other color). I gravitate towards wearing purple gloves, scarves, sweatshirts, shirts, and jewelry every day. That poem by Jenny Joseph, "When I'm an Old Woman, I Shall Wear Purple?" Oh, that applies to me every day, and I'm 26.
You're also cooler (literally - a cool color). A rainbow isn't complete without violet, but it doesn't need pink. See? Even rainbows find your essential.
Some of my favorite purple projects from the past.
1. Purple and Blue Log Cabin Pillow, 2. Meadow Mini Quilt, 3. "Midsummer", 4. "Plumes of Orchid" mini quilt, 5. "Hoot" baby quilt, 6. "Flying Purple People Eater"
As a quilter building her fabric stash, I've always gone out of my way to purchase a "good" purple. A print that doesn't have too many other colors involved. A rainbow of solid purples in all the shades. Purples that go well with black, white, and especially gray. Purples that illuminate a sunset.
Sunset - Misdirection pattern by Jess @elvengardenquilts, coming soon
One day in the distant future, if I give birth to a girl, I can only hope that people will keep all of this in mind. Those purple baby clothes are out there, right? Also, I've found purple to look quite fetching on men (namely, my husband). So, if I have a boy, I also hope to purchase and make purple things for me AND baby. Because the selfish sewing with purple shall never end.
Because I love you so much (and because others seem to as well), Sarah @sarahmgoer, Meg @myteaandbrie and myself (@quiltyhabit) are hosting a Purple Sewing Challenge on Instagram.
You're pleased, right? It's all just for fun sewing and pretty pictures. Hopefully you'll look in on the hashtag (#purplesewingchallenge) from now until March 1 and maybe even work on your own purple project. I know I will be.
Anyway, purple, never change. I'll always be here, seeking out true purple fabrics to use in my quilts, and starting random purple projects just because I love you to no end.