Monday, November 2, 2009

Amy Butler - Love

Finished!  And I have had the opportunity to take some decent photos, so here follows a rather picture heavy post.


There are 26 different fabrics in the Amy Butler "Love" range and I used approximately 6 to 7 squares from each of the fabrics.  The squares measured 4 inches at the cutting stage.  A total of 169 squares were cut to form 13 rows by 13 columns.  The finished quilt measures 46 inches x 46 inches.


The back of the quilt is also pieced.  Although I really wanted to make the back of the quilt from more of the AB fabrics, I ran out of fat quarters with sufficiently wide enough pieces of fabric (due to inadequate planning on my behalf!)  for each of the 11 inch squares.  As a result I have added an alternating Kona Cotton Solid in Ash around the outside.  I think it works well.  I am also pleased with how well centered the backing is this time!  A tricky task, but works much better when you also mark the center lines of the backing onto the batting.


The quilting is again very simple, just a matter of outlining the seam lines, (approximately 1/4 inch on either side of the seams), using the inner edge of my walking foot as a guide.  I also adjust the needle  position on my sewing machine to give a fairly generous 1/4 inch.


The binding was added without much hesitation this time.  I think this quilt really need a quiet print as binding, one without too much color and pattern variation.  .


I have chosen Bali Gate in Periwinkle from the Love range for the binding.


As all of the printed fabrics in this quilt are from the one fabric range, I have made a label from the selvage.  It reads "Love - Amy Butler")  It is doubled over and tucked into the binding in the diagonally opposite corner to my own label.  An understated tribute to Amy Butler's retro but very modern fabric range. 

40 comments:

  1. What could be better than simple squares to show off these gorgeous fabrics. Clever label idea!

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  2. I love these fabrics! Question: How do you bind your quilts? I noticed the perfectly straight stitching on the back binding. Thanks!

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  3. Lovely! I really like that back...I hadn't even thought about having to center it! And I just love the label you made...so perfect! That fabric right behind it is my favorite!

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  4. Beautiful quilt! Love the tribute to Amy's line with the selvedge label. Great idea!

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  5. Great quilt. I love the back, those large squares really give those gorgeous big prints a chance to be seen. Great idea to use the selvage as an extra label. Thanks for sharing. :-)

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  6. Gorgeous. Gorgeous. This quilt is so lovely. I hope you're keeping it! Love the 'Love' tag - that's so clever!

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  7. A real beauty! The 'love' tag is a sweet idea!

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  8. ooh love love LOVE IT!. and love the SELVAGE TAG! brilliant.

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  9. that is so pretty, I love the colors! I need to find some of this fabric soon!

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  10. I love Love!! It turned out so nice. Love the Label idea. Is there a pattern with the squares or is it just totally random? I'm having a hard time figuring it out. Thanks Cynthia

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  11. This quilt shows of this new range wonderfully. Sometimes a simple square is all that is required. Just lovely.

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  12. Wowser Rita...it is just amazing to me how simplicity can be so beautiful!
    That was amazing centering and Ahhhh Kona Ash, love it, the quilting really shows what a pro you are on the Kona Ash.

    Question...now that I have started quilting I was thinking of getting some labels like yours, could you direct me to the maker?:)

    Great idea about using the selvage as a label...that makes it easy for whoever buys it to find matching fabric.

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  13. Like the use of the selvidge to put in the Love label. Smart thinkin'!

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  14. Gorgeous! I absolutely love this line... the colours are amazing! And I love that you used a selvage piece for a label!

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  15. All the fabrics are gorgeous!!! Great quilt to show off this fabric line. Love the selvage tag.

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  16. Those fabrics and your piecing are beautiful! Well done!

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  17. LOVE it! Such a simple pattern that it gives the fabric a chance to shine. Amazing job on centering the pieced back!

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  18. Oh Rita this is such a stunning quilt. I love the front, love the back, and great idea to put some of the selvedge as a label. Very clever. xo

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  19. Beautiful quilt! How did you do that so fast? :) Love the special labels, too!

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  20. Love it!!
    Clever way to centre the backing.
    I'd never have thought of that.
    Andi :-)

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  21. This is gorgeous and I love that binding.

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  22. Rita - this is stunning! I love the binding on this quilt - beautiful!

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  23. Fantastic Rita! I paticulary love the ash solid, it works really well with the brightness of 'LOVE'.

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  24. Thank you for the tip on aligning the back. Now all my quilts have pieced back but luckily I have a few practise pieced in baby sizes.

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  25. I have been eyeing off the Love range for some time - looks wonderful, Rita!
    Hugs - Lurline♥

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  26. What a great quilt. I love the scrappy look maybe because I am making a quilt in small squares similar to that. It's a baby quilt which will be given to the Crisis Pregnancy Center. I enjoy your blog and hope to visit often.

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  27. LOVE the LOVE quilt, especially putting the piece of selvage.

    And congrats on winning the Sew Mama Sew contest too!

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  28. great quilt!! i love how you made a second tag with the fabric selvage!

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  29. LOVEly quilt - your love label is a fabulous idea!

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  30. loooove it!
    the fabrics, the squares, the back, the front, the binding, the label... looooveeeee it!!!!!!!!

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  31. DIVINE! Well done! And there's no such thing as a picture heavy post - the more the merrier :)

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  32. I love the selvage label! That is great. So is the quilt!

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  33. Wow is quite an understatement for this work of art. AB fabrics are a work of work alone but you took them to a new level!!!!

    What a fabulous idea for the label too. I may have to steal that one!!!

    Great job! You can pat yourself on the back now!!!!

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  34. It's stunning! I really love the back, and it looks completely centered!

    Arabella

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  35. This is truly beautiful! I've made all kinds of quilts over the years. But somehow love the simple ones the best.
    Brenda

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  36. Swoooooon! It's beautiful! I love the label touch!!!

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