Thursday, September 24, 2009

All Said and Done!

It feels good to have this one finished.  The linen was definitely not the easiest to work with, although the piecing was more difficult than the quilting.

Finished quilt measures 42.5 inches x 42.5 inches
  
The back of the quilt is also pieced making this quilt fully reversible.   I have used all cotton printed fabrics to compliment the front, and also to give the quilt top the stability it needed for ease of quilting. 


The quilt is quilted by cross-hatching.  I do still mark the quilt for this type of quilting using a Clover Chaco Marker (always in white chalk) and I have also taken to using a Hera Marker which is fantastic on linen fabric.  It marks by making a crease but leaves no residue on the fabric.


I was concerned about having such wide linen borders but did not encounter any great difficulty.  I think it helped that the backing was made from more stable fabric, and that the quilt was well basted with lots of pins for the borders.


A light green fabric with white dots has been used to bind this quilt giving the quilt just a subtle frame.  This fabric is by Joelle Hoverson from the Cake Rock Beach collection.

I really wish you could feel the soft linen and touch the lovely textures of the fabrics.  The pictures here really do not do justice to the end result.  This quilt is now in my Etsy Store, please do feel free to email me if you have any questions.

22 comments:

  1. The quilt looks great, I love the wide border, the quilting looks excellent and the back is fabulous. Well done - it looks like it was worth the effort.

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  2. Yes, it does look great! Love the quilting.

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  3. Looks beautiful, Red Pepper Mama! Good job. I love the nice subtle colors.

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  4. A lovely quilt Rita..the cross hatch looks great!

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  5. I love what you've done with this quilt, especially the wide border - I'm loning linen at the moment too.

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  6. Lovely...looks like it is 8x8 blocks, now you just need some super size checker pieces!

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  7. It came out great! I almost like the back as much as I like the front.

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  8. b-e-a-u-t-ful!!!!
    thanks for the information about linen...makes me want to use some!

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  9. you really do move faster than the speed of light sometimes... great quilt.. yet again!!

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  10. I am amazed at how quickly you churn this stuff out - amazing indeed!!

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  11. It looks beautifull! Linen gives it a special touch.

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  12. I don't think I will ever get enough of your perfect quilt lines...they are just beautiful. I adore the wide border, it gives it a contemporary feel that I really like.

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  13. amazing as always...and the wide border really looks good with it...and i love the back...it's as great as the front!!

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  14. I really love the way this turned out, and the color combination is perfect.

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  15. Rita, It really turn out beautifully! I love the look of the linen.

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  16. Gorgeous quilt.... LOVE the unique colors :-) Your straight line quilting is flawless!

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  17. That colous combo always makes me think of my parents, those were their wedding colours over 40 years ago!

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  18. Thank you so much for the information of what materials you use to make lines! It was tremendously helpful! I am ordering one of those hera markers ASAP! Beautiful quilt!

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  19. You're amazing! You're so fast and they're always SO beautiful!!!

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  20. Does that pen work on cottons too? I have residue problems and get annoyed with most of my pens so that looks potentially amazing!

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  21. it turned out beautifully as always! you absolutely amaze me I dont know how you get all your wonderful quilts done so quickly!

    ~candace

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  22. Beautifully pieced and quilted!

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