Tuesday, July 14, 2009

A Finished Quilt... Hooray!

I have finished quilting the Half Square Triangle Quilt, but not without a few choice words being expressed of which this quilt is probably not deserving.

 

While I was on a roll I also forced myself to add the binding as this tends to be my weakness in terms of unfinished projects. The binding fabric is from the Katie Jump Rope range of fabrics by Denyse Schmidt. It is dark brown and really frames this quilt well.


And another picture:


This is such a easy quilt to make, and the variation in layout of the blocks is almost endless. I do hope you give this a go too, don't be put off by the triangles, as the quick Half Square Triangle piecing technique means you never have to work with any bias edges.


Umm ... have I mentioned I may have started a new little project?



Well, I did - I am enjoying playing with color and fabric. The colors of choice were red, orange and pink. A mixture of color clashes that combine remarkably well. More soon.

RELEVANT LINKS:
All the details for this Half Square Triangle Quilt can be found here:  http://www.redpepperquilts.com/2009/07/all-details.html

65 comments:

  1. i love it. it's perfect, especially the binding.

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  2. I love your quilt. It's such fun!

    The new project you started is right up my alley. I love pink, red and orange, too. Can't wait to see it finished!

    Hugs

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  3. You have a lovely blog. I love this quilt, the binding is just perfect.

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  4. Rita - it's gorgeous as usual!! What size is that one? Love the binding on it too. stunning!!

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  5. The newie looks exciting, too!
    Hugs - Lurline♥

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  6. Lovely quilt...so bright and cheery with a smashing binding!

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  7. Love the half square triangle quilt and your new project looks lovely, too. You're such a tease!

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  8. I really love this quilt! Perfect in so many ways.

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  9. I absolutely love this. I just made my 1st quilt with triangles and they aren't as scary as I thought they'd be. I'm going to have to add this to my ever growing list of things to make.

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  10. It's awesome and I love the binding!

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  11. this is BEAUTIFUL! i love it!

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  12. Absolutely gorgeous! I love how it all looks with the quilting and binding... great job! :)

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  13. The quilt is beautiful. I love the random patterns. Well worth laying out all the pieces one at a time.

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  14. I love this quilt. I think it's my favorite one that you have made lately. The colors and the pattern is amazing. I like that you varied the sizes of your shapes. Love it!!!

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  15. This one is worth a "standing ovation". BRAVO!!
    Carolyn*

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  16. Hum, this looks so much like a quilt I started years ago. It was one that turned into little rabbits, because the blocks just kept multiplying. It's in a box somewhere :-)

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  17. Love your Quilt & the Binding looks Great...hmmm your new one looks Very Interesting...
    cheers

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  18. Oh, my gosh, that's a gorgeous quilt! The neutral background fabric tames all the bright fabrics and contrasts so well with all of them. I would never have thought to use something like that for the background. It's so pretty!

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  19. Just beautiful. I have copied a few photos to remind me on how to do it I hope you don't mind. I cant wait to see what your working on

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  20. I LOVE this quilt - so very much!

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  21. What a beautiful quilt - I need to finish my other 4 (that I've been working on for over 2 years) before I can try this one out. I must say, though, now that I've started looking at so many quilting blogs, I'm really getting motivated.
    Can't wait to see your next project.

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  22. Get OUT of here!!!
    Another project started?
    Pinks and reds? My favourite?
    You amaze me.
    Love your latest finish.
    Thinking of making a version of my own.
    Andi :-)

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  23. love, love, love this quilt. What a great job. So much fun.

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  24. Reeeaaallly like this quilt - I love your unique layout and the way you choose to quilt it. Your work is very inspirational!

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  25. Brilliant! Now that I know the secret to the perfect Half Triangle square... I'm gonna try it! When, I don't know - but I won't forget this anytime soon, thats for sure. Well done!

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  26. Oh it as lovely as I thought it would be! Perfect choice on the binding!

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  27. I really love this quilt. I may have to make one for myself.

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  28. Rita, your killing me. With beauty. And envy. I've said it before and I'll say it again - please PLEASE speak to a publisher about writing a book!!! Your quilts are divine and distinctive.

    (p.s that binding was a stroke of genius! Love it!)

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  29. the quilting looks great!!! i am excited to see your next project.

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  30. wow, well done the quilting and binding looks fantastic.

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  31. I love the combination of linen (or linen color) and these bright colours! You're the best:)

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  32. Wow that is so beautiful, I am in love with your quilts and your blog! Can't wait till my fabric stash looks anything like yours!
    I wondered if you had any advice for me in terms of what is a good quilt to start on as a beginner? or a kit you might recommend?
    Look forward to hearing from you,
    Megs.

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  33. The layout is simply beautiful!

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  34. I love how this quilt turned out!
    The design is stunning and the quilting is just right for it.

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  35. I don't look for a day and look what you get up to! You are a machine!! Great job. Love your work.

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  36. I love the finished quilt. I agree with you the brown binding really frames it up. Beautiful! The sneak peek of the new quilt just looks fabulous. Looking forward to seeing more.

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  37. so worth all the energy!! it looks great... it would look really nice in my house...hint hint

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  38. This quilt looks fantastic finished!! I can't wait to see your new project!!!

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  39. Love the colors and the quilt is beautiful. So how big is the quilt and what size are the HST's?

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  40. Your quilt turned out great! Love your approach to the half square triangles and quilting. And, the binding you chose is a perfect frame. So glad you did not put a border on this quilt as its perfect the way it is. I have a whole stack of mini 1/2 square triangles I lopped off from the flying geese units on a sawtooth star quilt, and am now thinking of the possibilities!

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  41. I just love the Half Square Triangles quilt. This is about as fancy as I ever get in my piecing so far. I love the look of the mixture of linen and quilting cottons. Did you say the linen was a little bulky though? Hmm, I have some lime green linen that I've been wondering what I should do with it, perhaps this would be a good project. The lime would go well with all those Amy Butler prints I have. Oh, so may projects, soooo little time!

    Happy Quilting,
    Anna

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  42. I absolutely love this quilt! I can't wait to make one like it!!

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  43. Very Stunning quilt and a great way to use up scraps.. Looks geometric with all of your great fabrics.

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  44. Wow. If you need a home for that quilt, I'd be happy to adopt it.

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  45. Really gorgeous, Rita!! Love the colors!

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  46. I am loving the Half Square Triangle Quilt! The solid fabric makes the brights pop so well, and triangles are my favorite!

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  47. I love this quilt - it is awesome!

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  48. Wow - stunning! I love the contrast between the cool, sophisticated grey and the wild little patterns. The binding is gorgeous too.

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  49. I know it was a bitch to do, but it looks fantastic!

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  50. Wow, I love this quilt. Looks like a lot of detailed work but it came out great!

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  51. Oh my, this quilt turned out amazing. I love it!!

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  52. Such a great quilt! I love this idea.

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  53. Found you through One Pretty Thing, and now I covet this quilt in a most disgraceful manner. So lovely!

    (and now I have to add another "must make this now" project to the pile. yikes.)

    Beautiful job.

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  55. This is a fabulous quilt! Definitely a design I could work with. Check out my blog where I did a half-square triangle baby quilt. I'm definitely going to try this design, as I have tons of 5" squares lying around. I can totally see pairing different squares with a neutral fabric. HST's are the greatest thing in the world, don't you think?!? May I link to your blog on my blog?

    July 20, 2009 12:55 PM

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  56. This is really cool. Well done! Thanks for sharing...Kathy

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  57. This is so gorgeous. All your quilts are. I wish I had the time to do what you do. Wow. Thanks for sharing.

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  58. Unbelievably gorgeous! I'm using your quilt as inspiration for my crazy hot mess of a 1st quilt. Of course I had to find a way to drive myself absolutely insane :)

    Wish me luck: http://sauersometimes.com/2011/07/quilthell_pt1/

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