I gave in and started a new quilt. We all knew I wouldn’t be able to resist.

I’m not typically one to make quilts for specific holidays, but on a whim I pulled out all my red, pink and purple solids and then quite liked how they all looked together.


I didn’t have a pattern in mind, so they sat in a stack for a day or two. I figured I’d return them to the stash if I didn’t come up with anything, but then I found a little inspiration while watching an old episode of Real World Las Vegas (boy, I’m embarrassed to even type that!) We cancelled our cable service recently and now it’s slim pickings. I hope you won’t judge! Anyway, there was a wall partially covered with trim, and in the brief glimpse I got, I thought it could be a fun idea for these solids.


Though it will make it more of a challenge to put together in the end, I decided to go with randomly-sized rectangles and I’m hoping to be able to fit them all together in the end. So far I’m liking how it looks on the design wall!

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27 Responses to red+pink+purple

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    Lori says:

    Very beautiful! I love the colors 🙂

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    Leonie says:

    I love these colours and the combination Susie – so rich – feels like you are putting your personality into the quilt xxx

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    Teena says:

    Awesome… I just love it and it is going to look great. I can already visualize it.

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    Becky says:

    Love your quilts! I get lots of inspiration here. But the purpose of my comment is: We haven’t had cable for years. (I listen to the radio at home more.) However, there are times when I am sewing that I am desperate for that TV companionship and find myself watching, oh, the likes of Dragnet…’nuff said?

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    Leena says:

    Just came across your blog. Loved it …love this quilt in shades of pink

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    Camilla says:

    Amazing! Inspiration!

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    Laurie says:

    Love the idea. I’m going to try it with all my brights.

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    Mimi says:

    This is a great idea!! Love it!! ps Jackie sent me your way!!

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    Debbie Williams says:

    Love your idea for the valentine quilt. Jackie says hello.

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    Aimeee says:

    I’m seriously in love with all girls colors and this is adorable!!!

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    Lynnet H. says:

    What a great idea! I love the way you used the white to make it pop! I’m not a huge pink person, but love the way you put this together! I’d love to cancel our cable! Maybe if we did, I’d get more quilting done!

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    Wanda Leffingwell says:

    I would love to have this set! Oh I see pretty Quilt tops!

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    elsa says:

    Love this ~ how clever!

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    Jude Edling says:

    I love the big bold colors!

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    katie says:

    I’m so taken by this quilt that I was dreaming of my own last night! You might have to get friendly with your in-set seams.

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    Pam Pollock says:

    Love your design wall. Congratulations on giving up cable! We borrow movies/ shows from the library, if you get desperate.

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    Cristin says:

    I’m a fan of the design for sure! It will look great when you get them all pieced together no doubt… the white boxes are genius 🙂
    We gave up Cable a few years ago so it can be tolerated! Between Amazon Prime, movies, and my hubs building a homemade DVR (using Windows Media Center) so we can record the few stations we get such as NBC, CBS, PBS, ABC.. we’re doing just fine. It also give me more time to do other things like QUILT – instead of sit and watch HGTV for hours on end 🙂

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    Tamie says:

    I love it! I love the colours and the randomness (is that a real word?!!) of the rectangles. I wish my husband would give up our cable – it is such a time suck, mind numbing to say the least. He is generous with my sewing/fabric stash obsession so I have to give in on the one point. Thank you for sharing, you do inspire me!

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    Lynnette says:

    What a cool idea – even though you got it from reality TV. We’re on the cusp of turning off our cable too, so I’m not judging. Can’t wait to see how the quilt turns out & love to hear more about how fitting it all together goes. Thanks for sharing.

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    Pam in CA says:

    Love the colors and design of your modern quilt!! Thank you for the chance to win a jelly roll of Kona solids!

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    Sarah says:

    love all those shades together! p.s. no shame. as a fellow non-cable subscriber who hasn’t seen mtv in years (tear!), i am J-E-A-L-O-U-S that you get shows like the real world.. 🙂

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    Arita says:

    I love it too…..looking forward to seeing the finish.

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    Pam K says:

    I love the colors and am looking forward to seeing the finished quilt. We haven’t had cable for years, and don’t miss it anymore.

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    MandyMay says:

    I am not very good with English but I come up this very easy to translate.

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