Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Purple Quilt

I have finished the purple and green quilt that I have been working on this week.


I spent most of yesterday quilting it. I love straight line quilting and this quilt certainly features more of that. I like to outline seam lines by stitching just a quarter of an inch either side of a seam. I outlined all horizontal and vertical seams of this quilt that way, and then also outlined the diagonal seam of the half square triangle, however, only on the solid linen blend fabric.


I did not need to mark these lines on the quilt before stitching as I use the outer or inner edge of my sewing machine foot as a guide (I adjust the needle position to stitch a quarter of an inch from the seam line).


The back of the quilt is also pieced.


The binding I used for this quilt is a fabric by Anna Maria Horner. It is from the Garden Party range of fabrics, called Polka Line in Raspberry.

The finished size of each half-square triangle is 2.75 inches. The finished quilt measures 28 inches x 36 inches.


Despite not liking to work with purple fabric this quilt has turned out to be a modern, bright and cheerful quilt! (Admittedly I love it!).

The Purple Quilt is available for sale in my Etsy Store.  You will find the listing here.

32 comments:

  1. It's stunning. I love straight line stitching. I think it's under rated.

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  2. Oh, it's just lovely! The colors look great together, very saturated. And the quilting is great!

    Liz @ teeny tiny quilts

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  3. I just made a half square triangle mini quilt over the weekend. I love how yours turned out! I also love how you quilted it, which looks great on the back too.

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  4. I'm so excited you posted this, because I was looking at your quilting and suddenly I figured out how to quilt this top that has been driving me nuts. Yay!

    Congrats on the finish!

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  5. I love these simple kinds of quilts - they to me have such personality! I love them.
    Karen
    http://karensquilting.com/blog/

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  6. I love it! it's given me inspiration to try some triangles too. I am also a fan of straight line quilting now, thanks to you!

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  7. I just have to say, I love the quilting! It is so striking on the back, and as I always say "the back has to look just as good as the front!" Great job!

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  8. {Gasp!} How can you bear to part with it? It's Beautiful!!!

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  9. this quilt is great. I love how the quilting looks on the back of the quilt...it stands out so much and is amazing...you make the straight line quilting look like art!!!

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  10. That's a gorgeous new quilt. I love how flat it is. Do you mind sharing what type of batting you're using?

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  11. Love it! Very fresh and modern. Love the back too! And I especially love that it doesn't SCREAM purple at you, lol. The colors are excellent.

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  12. When I saw your post title I thought to myself "No way!!! She hasn't finished it ALREADY!!!"
    But apparently "Yes way!!! She has!!!"
    Amazing work. Beautiful quilting. And all the stuff I usually say about your work.
    Love it!!!
    Andi :-)

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  13. oh devine! i love it- and the straight line quilting just sets it off...i love the binding- gorgeous colours!

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  14. Hi Dotty! I cannot contact you as you do not have an email address available for me to answer your question in the above comment. But I like using Matilda's Own 100% cotton batting. It is really lovely to use.

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  15. I bet you love it - the finished product is beautiful! So bright...would freshen up any room on a winters day.

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  16. Wow! It is stunning! You make it look so easy!!

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  17. WOW fabulous quilt and made in super fast time. I have been procrastinating about making mine for a LONG time. You put me to shame.

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  18. Cheerful and pretty and I love yoru quilting.

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  19. I think that I am in love with it too! Not only the front but the back, fabulous!!

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  20. You're amazing. Another gorgeous quilt and I love the pieced back! Stunning!

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  21. that turned out beautifully!!

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  22. It's gorgeous. I love the quilting. You really sew and quilt fast.

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  23. Beautiful! I love the quilting.

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  24. That would be perfect for either a boy or girl! The quilting makes a wonderful pattern on the back. I think my next 'start' will be a try at a triangle quilt.

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  25. I love it! The colors look so great. I just tried some similar straight line quilting after seeing your quilts. I love it! I may actually have a finished quilt soon. :) Thank for all the great inspiration!

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  26. Wow - it looks wonderful! I can't believe how quickly you've sewn it together. The quilting is wonderful and showcases the fabrics perfectly.

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  27. Your work is so incredible and so enjoyable. Love it. Your blog is refreshing.

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  28. Lovely quilt! And the straight-line quilting is the perfect style for it.

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  29. Funny, I made a very similar doll quilt, from the scraps of a baby quilt. I was unsure about the colours too, but ended up loving it. Great quilting.

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  30. Beautiful work! You are very inspiring!

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  31. I really, really like how you quilted this!! Love how it looks on the back. I need to follow you!!

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  32. That's a cool quilt and your quilting looks awesome.

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