Thursday, October 8, 2009

A Finished Quilt

Having enjoyed the "impromptu", or rather haphazard piecing, earlier this week, I have managed to finish the quilt, binding and all this time.

 Finished quilt measures:  36 inches x 36 inches

Although the majority of my quilts don't have borders, I decided to add two borders to this quilt.  The inner border fabric is Amy Butler's Full Moon Polka Dot.  The outer border fabric is by Anna Maria Horner from the Good Folks collection and is called Fortune (Zinnia).

The binding fabric is also a Westminster Fabric, this time a Polka Dot by Kaffe Fassett.  The outer border and the binding fabric are a match made in heaven, and for once I had no difficulty in choosing binding fabric!
The back of the quilt is pieced with fabrics that have also been used in the front of the quilt.  The solid gray fabric used is Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton in Ash. The quilting itself is all straight line quilting. However, I have divided the quilt into quarters, with each quarter being quilted separately.  Two of the quarters feature a squared-off spiral, one of the quarters is quilted with horizontal lines and the last quarter features vertical lines.


Although it does not come naturally to me, I did enjoy this improvised style of piecing.  Hopefully I will be courageous enough to try it again soon. Playing with fabric is always fun for me! 

This quilt is for sale in my Etsy Store.

21 comments:

  1. The quilt turned out really beautifully! Love the fabrics you used on the borders, esp the Anna Maria Horner one! Very nicely done :)

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  2. I really like the black fabrics here - I think they set the whole thing off so nicely and add a lot of visual interest.

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  3. This is stunning Rita! I especially love the border!

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  4. I like this one. Improvisional, yet still organized. Free, but restrained. Very nice work!

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  5. What a beautiful quilt - I love the colours!

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  6. I love your improv quilt Rita you will definately have to make another one. The border fabrics you have used are my favourites, I have 6 yards of that zinnia winging its way to me as we speak (or as I type!!). Yes that binding is just perfect as is your quilting and the backing simple but perfect! You have the best eye for colour xo

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  7. You're amazing! I don't know how you get so many quilts done. Love the colors in this one!

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  8. Love the colors you used!! I especially like the backing strip of colors!

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  9. This is beautiful! I love the Anna Maria Horner border fabric.

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  10. Love this new quilt! I looks very cool! Thanks for sharing this, Stephanie from Maryland

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  11. I am constantly amazed at what you produce. Love the quilting - amazing what can be done with straight lines. It's so effective. Thanks for showing us your work.

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  12. It's just beautiful! You have such a great eye for color! I love the pieced backs as they make the quilt twice as functional! Can you even imagine using muslin?

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  13. my goodness, you are such a prolific quilter, you turn out some stunning work, what do you do with it all?

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  14. It's interesting how this quilt is a departure for you, yet there is no mistaking it is yours. I hope you keep open to more challenges.

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  15. This is so fun, I love it!

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  16. Your improvised piecing quilt turned out beautifully. I like the way you pieced the back and the vertical quilting lines add a lot. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. You have used some of my favourite fabrics in your quilt - love the way you quilted it - it looks really effective. The back is nearly as pretty as the front.

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  18. I like that while you have "improvised" you have maintained a level of control so it has turned out absolutely beautifully instead of turning into a mess. Fantastic work.

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