I agreed to make son and daughter in law-to-be a wedding quilt, and as long as it was one of my own designs, they could have their choice of colours. Although "gold and purple" did not grab me at first, once I began buying a few fabrics with them and adding others from my stash, in all ranging from golds (lemon thorugh to mustard and even a curry colour) and purples (from soft mauves and lilacs to strong deep red and blue purples ) I really warmed to the task. The strips are all machine pieced in. It is machine quilted between the blocks, and hand quilted along each strip. The result is a true contemporary scrap quilt.