Monday, June 1, 2009

Strips and Bricks Quilt


Last week I found the April 2009 issue No. 5 of Sew Hip at my local newsagent. Although I had heard of this magazine, I had not actually seen a copy of this magazine before in my part of the world. (It seems to take a very long time for magazine to arrive here from the US or the UK!) I had a quick flick through it, and when I spotted a quilt in it that I liked, I was convinced to bring a copy home!


This is a picture from the magazine:

This quilt is designed and made by Malka Dubrawsky, who also happens to be the amazing quilter behind the Stitch in Dye blog. Malka is a very inspirational fiber artist whose work with fabric dye and quilts I have long admired. (If you have not heard of Malka before, be sure to check out her work, you won't be disappointed!)


I loved the look of this quilt immediately. It is made from a combination of linen and cotton fabrics, with just a splash of color. Just how I like it! The pattern is very well written, and Malka gives great guidance on fabric choice. Knowing that I had quite a few fabrics in my stash that are just right for this quilt, I made my own.

Most of the rectangles were cut Friday night (a great stash buster!), and I pieced the top together on Saturday.


I love how it is has turned out. It does look very similar to the picture in the magazine. I can't wait to get started on the quilting. My aim for today is to piece a back for this quilt. Something simple, in keeping with the overall look of the quilt.


Despite the fact that I had to go to work (at my paid job), I had a very productive weekend! : )
What about you?


RELEVANT LINKS:
The Finished Strips and Bricks Quilt

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41 comments:

  1. I LOVE this quilt and am SOOOOOOOOOOOO going to do this!!!! It is FABULOUS!! Love the spin on rectangles and squares!!!

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  2. Great job Rita. You should be very proud of yourself!

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  3. I love this quilt! I need to see what I have in my stash that would work with this pattern. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. I too bought this mag for the quilt you mentioned, it is lovely and you have done a beautiful job on yours.

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  5. Stunning - I see lots of may favourite linens in there!
    Hugs - Lurline♥

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  6. i just did some detective work and found the last copy in a local newsagency! thanks for the motivation : )

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  7. Hang on!! You have a PAID job too?
    How do you get to be so productive in your "spare time"? Amazed!!!
    The new quilt is lovely. Isn't Malka awesome?
    She has a new book coming out soon. Can't wait tpo get my hands on it.
    Andi :-)

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  8. Gorgeous! I love the little pops of colour!

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  9. Love this quilt! And I love Sew Hip - I have all the magazines so far. Did you know it is actually cheaper to wait the two months and buy them at the newsie in Australia, than it is to subscribe?

    Crazy, huh!

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  10. Absolutely beautiful! How do you manage to get so much done? Total progress evny!

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  11. I am in awe of how quickly you are able to put something together that looks so amazing! Cannot wait to see the finished product!

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  12. you are amazing!! this quilt is gorgeous. I can not wait to see how you quilt it...

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  13. I love it. It's very understated and restful, but also just plain beautiful. Thanks for sharing it!

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  14. Oh Rita! You ahve managed to do it again. What a sensational looking quilt, I love the use of white and linen together...it's almost like the colour blocks are there to break up white/linen combo. Is this a keeper or heading to your etsy store?

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  15. gorgeous, subtle, interesting - a fabulous quilt! You rock!

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  16. That's just gorgeous Rita...i'm off to look for that magazine!!

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  17. Love your quilt. Must look for that magazine. I have a couple of past issues. A nice read.
    Christine

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  18. I love this quilt. It's a great pattern, and the colors a very soft and subtle.

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  19. Fantastic job on the quilt! It does look so much like the one in the magazine. Thanks for introducing us to Malka too. Her blog is fantastic.

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  20. Beautiful! Great job lining up all those seams - that could not have been easy!

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  21. That looks so wonderful! It has a summer, breezy feeling to it. I can't wait to see how you quilt this. The photo from the magazine looks like it has an intersting quilted pattern.

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  22. this is a beautiful quilt! it looks so fresh and crisp.

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  23. It's very lovely! Just the sort of quilt I admire but never seem to make myself... What size is your quilt top?

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  24. Waow! Indeed, it looks veRRY similar to the picture: it's wonderful!!!
    I also like the combination of linen and the other cotton fabrics.
    I already had visited Malka's blog, but I think I will go more often from now on;D
    Here in Belgium, we don't have nice quilting magazine... Most of the time I buy some US magazine or have to import books from the US. But because I cannot "flick" through them, most of the time I'm disappointed when they arrive...
    So I read with great interest the critics I find on blogs about quilting books or magazine:D

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  25. It's really amazing just how similar it turned out! I like the look a lot.

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  26. Hi
    Your blogg is one of my favorite. I like your quilts very good. Hugs from Norway

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  27. I love this quilt! Such great fabrics and they look perfect together....I think I will have to try and find this magazine!

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  28. Oooh I'll have to look out for that magazine. Your quilt top looks wonderful.

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  29. it's a wonderful quilt! i could use another stashbusting project!!!

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  30. Great quilt! We don't get Sew Hip here -- I love the quilt you've made from it!

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  31. Beautiful use of fabrics and that pattern is awesome!

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  32. I found Stitch in Dye relatively recently and I agree, she's amazing. She makes what I'd call quilt Art (capital 'A' see!!) I love your version of the pattern - the tones are spot on. And I'm so jelous you can make it in a DAY! You're exceptionally talented. x

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  33. You are so speedy quick. How do you make such fabulous quilts so fast?!?!?

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  34. Great job on the quilt! I'm getting a little braver about (thinking of) using linen. This may be a good one to try. It sure is beautiful!

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  35. It looks incredible!! I LOVE the pillow ticking! I just got some vintage ticking from my mother-in-law and can't wait to play with it! I'll be looking for this magazine myself! Malka is so very inspiring!

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  36. Beautiful quilt! The combination of prints and colors works very well!

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  37. I am going to check around for this magazine, love your quilt, I think I am going to do mine in Vintage sheets. :) Thanks for sharing. Yours is beautiful. AND FAST TOO.

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  38. This is a beautiful quilt I love it.

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  39. you've done a fabulous job reproducing the look and feel of the original. really lovely!

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