I was going to stay away from purple on this quilt, but it didn't work. But that's OK with me - I know that I made LESS mistakes on this quilt than on my others and am very pleased with myself. Just got the top finished this morning and am waiting for the backing material (see the dark bars - it will be the same as that). Got beautiful thin batting for this one also which will be a delight to work with. I think that I might take this one to be professionally machine quilted and bound but I'll see how much it costs.
Bought the material for my NEXT quilt and there is no purple at all in it. Still has bright colors - I do tend towards the garish but again...I like it that way.
Off to work now - the real work