Purple Rain

April Rain

Let the rain kiss you.
Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops.
Let the rain sing you a lullaby.

The rain makes still pools on the sidewalk.
The rain makes running pools in the gutter.
The rain plays a little sleep-song on our roof at night –

And I love the rain.

~ Langston Hughes

Mother nature played her version of April Fool’s by dumping a little snow on us today on Easter Sunday. It made egg hunting easier so the jokes really on her.

I know spring showers are soon to follow and I’d like to introduce “Purple Rain,” my latest quilt pattern. The 2018 Pantone, Ultra Violet, happens to be one of my favorite colors so I made it a goal to design a quilt using an analogous color scheme around it. A few more of my favorites about this quilt include the scent of rain…the smell in the air before drops start to fall is wonderful. I’m also in love with the relaxing scent of lavender, it’s in our oil diffuser most often at night.  And who doesn’t like Prince? This scrappy quilt is pays homage to it all using 2.5″ strips. Of course you may make your raindrops any color your heart desires. The latest Moda Watercolor prints make a great addition to the rain effect. Enjoy and be sure to do a little dancing in the rain this spring! 

Quilted by Kristi Ryan