Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Lunar Dust and Frog Ponds

I have again been sidetracked, this time by one of my purchases at the Melbourne Craft and Quilt Fair last month. I bought some gorgeous solid fabric from Reece Scannell. They are a Sydney based company selling high quality cotton fabrics that have a silk-like reflective sheen.



Their solid fabrics are soft, light-weight and their color range is extensive. Their fabrics are available only in single packet lengths of 19 inches x 36 inches, and I purchased two pieces in colorway 56 Lunar Dust. It is a grey fabric, but with a texture not unlike that of linen.

Several of the fabrics that I had set aside for this little quilt featured frogs and the rest of the printed fabrics were picked to compliment the overall frog pond theme.

Finished Quilt Size: 24 inches x 31 inches

The back of this baby quilt is also pieced using some of the same printed fabrics as in the quilt top and the all of the remaining solid grey fabric.


I keeping with the overall light-weight feel of the quilt top and backing I used QuiltLite as a batting. I have used this product in some of my previous quilts, and can described it best as a very loosely woven flannel fabric.

QuiltLite

I love using this product as it makes for a really drapey and thin quilt. This quilt is more like a thin light-weight blanket and is definitely soft enough to use as a baby wrap.


This little frog pond was quilted with straight vertical lines just over 1 inch apart, and bound (by machine!) in a light green floral Japanese print. It is now for sale in my Etsy Store.

16 comments:

  1. Lovely as usual!!! I thought I would let you know that I am reading "In A Sunburned Country" by Bill Bryson and I am finding it fascinating!! Australia is definitely on my list of places to visit.

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  2. I LOVE those frogs. And that's so great you are chugging through all these - with the binding! - since you've been doing it all by machine. I gave it a go and it was a mess, so I guess I'll have to stick with finishing by hand.

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  3. Lovely quilts...that batting looks wonderful...will have to see if available in Canada!

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  4. i love the idea of this quilt lite...it must make the quilt feel nice. they are beautiful

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  5. Well done Rita... that fun grey fabric looks oh so cozy! I'm sure I'll eventually tire of using Kona cotton solids, but they come in way to many great colors - love the greens too btw~
    Cheers!

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  6. You and your grey! But it always looks so good.
    I'm intrigued by the Quilt Lite stuff. That being said, I use regular cotton batts and they are perfect even in the summer here.

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  7. Beautiful quilt and I really like the colours you have picked! Fresh and ready for Spring!!

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  8. I have used QuiltLite - on a shaggy quilt of all things! It has a beautiful drape, so your pretty new baby quilt will be gorgeous!
    Hugs - Lurline♥

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  9. Your quilts never cease to amaze me!! So great!!

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  10. Love'n it! This is gorgeous.

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  11. Adorable. I really think gray could become my new favorite color. :)

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  12. Very, very cool! I love the pretty grey in contrast with the bright colors!

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  13. It's beautiful - as always. Love the color scheme!

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  14. Beautiful as usual! The gray and greens are so cool and restful together - which could be an advantage, in a baby quilt :-)

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  15. Very cute! i really like the solid grey, and i dont' tend to be either a solid, or grey girl. Nice job!

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  16. Thanks for the tip on this batting you use. I'll have take a try using it for here in the hot Arizona weather. Thanks again for sharing.

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