The brief was purples, and it didn't really matter which tone. I chose a variety of shirts and blouses, and although they were various lights and darks, they were all in the same family of colours. A few scraps from the fabric box also found their way into the mix. The backing was recycled from a duvet cover and the back of the pillowcases were taken from a cot sheet. The extra fabric used on the front of the pillowcases came to me from Freegle. The only 'new' components were the batting and thread.
I think this is one of my favourite projects. I just loved doing the extra bits to go with the quilt, and I'm hoping the recipient will get as much joy from using them as I did making them.