Thursday, August 13, 2009

French Country Quilt

Another finished quilt. How satisfying is it when the binding and labeling are finished!

Quilt measures: 48 inches x 48 inches

I know I gave you a little preview of this quilt yesterday, but that was really only to buy some more time as the binding was yet to be purchased, made and sewn on!

Red and White stripe binding

I really enjoyed making this quilt, especially choosing the fabrics, and I think it has turned out well. The fabrics and color combination are rather reminiscent of a mix between a French country and shabby chic decor.


As usual also pieced the back of this quilt using fabrics to complement the front of the quilt and making it fully reversible.


I quilted it by cross-hatching diagonally through each 4 inch square. I am ever so grateful that the whole quilting process is getting a little easier each time, even for these larger size quilts. Basting quilts however remains unpopular, but I will continue to use pins to baste as this method does work well for me.


This quilt is now for sale in my Etsy Store. Feel free to email me if you have any questions.

41 comments:

  1. i like your choice of fabrics. very fun ad nice fussy cutting!

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  2. I like this even more knowing that is is double-sided. Love the back too! :)

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  3. Love that material! and the striped binding

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  4. Love the stripes!! So much fun!!

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  5. Looks wonderful and colourful. That binding is just awesome!! I love stripey binding!

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  6. Love the colours, love the detail, love the quilting.

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  7. Once again, beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing your work. I have a question... I noticed that all of your stripes go the same way in many of your quilts. Is this a conscious thing, personal preference, etc? I'm just curious. I don't line up my stripes the same way, just wondering if that's a no-no... Thanks!

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  8. Gorgeous! I love the picture of the binding all piled up :)

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  9. Amazing fabric choices! I haven't quite got the hang of mixing my fabrics yet. You are a great inspiration!

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  10. Very nice. I love how you are using the Del Hi fabric as features. I think I will buy some, I love Valori Wells designs. I think I have all of her books too!

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  11. Especially love the Binding...Lovely range of fabrics..
    cheers

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  12. Exquisite as usual Rita. I love that fabric with the lush flowers on turquoise ground. Is that the Kaffe Fassett? Oh and the red stripy binding :-)

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  13. Oh I love this one Rita... that red and white binding pic looks fabulous! Great colours xo

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  14. the binding is perfect - what a beautiful, fresh quilt!!!

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  15. great color selection.. i love how a simple quilt can be made so much more just by the color selection!!

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  16. i love everythin about it: the fabrics, the colours, the patterns, the binding, the fact that it is reversible. LOOOOve it!

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  17. fantastic color combinations. Love striped binding.

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  18. Rita, that choice of binding is perfect!

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  19. Sooooooooo fresh and pretty, Rita! Love it!

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  20. Great colors! And the binding is the icing on the cake :-)

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  21. de-lurking to say that it is beeyoooteeefull!

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  22. Love it! Love those red and white birds.

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  23. Love it! Love those red and white birds.

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  24. I love that you've used grey as a colour here and not a background. it works so well with the red/pink/aquas.

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  25. I love it!! I love the flower squares, what a great idea.

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  26. Super cute. I love to lay my finished quilts on the floor and gaze at them for a few hours when they are first done.

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  27. Gorgeous! Your quilts are always such an inspiration!

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  28. Wow, those fabrics look stunning together, love your quilt a lot!

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  29. Very pretty! The colors are beautiful together!

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  30. Your quilts just always amaze me! So bright and pretty and fresh. And such fabulous backs!

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  31. Gorgeous! Love how you put all those fabrics together. It's truly an art!

    Rita, I am about to put the binding on a twin sized quilt and I'm looking for some advice. I've noticed that your binding always looks so nice. How wide do you cut your strips? Have you done a tutorial, or do you know of a good one? My binding always looks okay, but I want to step it up a notch. Thanks.

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  32. yumyumyum. Your quilts are so inspiring to me. I am cutting squares for a lapquilt today...am struggling with which fabrics "go together" - thanks for your generous shares of your work! I love your fabric choices and your quilting patterns.

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  33. Reversible, wow, that is a lot of piecing for one quilt. Nice selection of color way and fabric styles. The stripe binding wraps the whole quilt style together, great choice.

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  34. Reversible, wow, that is a lot of piecing for one quilt. Nice selection of color way and fabric styles. The stripe binding wraps the whole quilt style together, great choice.

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  35. I love this one!! The fabrics you chose work so well together. I like the cross hatching as well - great job quilting!!

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