Friday, November 13, 2009

Just Finished!

The day time hours pass by at the moment without a lot of time for sewing.  I am not sure just where the time goes, but it does seem that I have mastered the art of blog hopping, which I do enjoy.  I have just now finished the Stashbuster Quilt - unfortunately it is late, really late in the evening (yawn! - it is still Friday but only just) and I will take some better pictures of the whole quilt tomorrow daytime.


Yesterday I added scrap borders to the Stashbuster Quilt with most, although not all, of the border fabrics salvaged from the scrap bin.  The borders are 4.5 inches wide, a little wider then suggested by the pattern.  The finished quilt measures 55 inches x 55 inches.


Mid-afternoon today this quilt was still just a quilt top.  I was determined to at least baste this quilt today and I got started on the backing with gusto.  Basting was completed just before 5pm and quilting was started shortly thereafter.


Once started there was no stopping!  The quilting all went really well even though I had not planned the quilting design prior to commencing the quilting.  The binding fabric was chosen without hesitation, a Kaffe Fassett Spot in purple.

More pictures of the Stashbuster Quilt soon.   I am off to the Australian Quilt Market in Melbourne tomorrow and look forward to seeing the latest in fabric, patchwork and quilting!

See the Finished Stashbuster Quilt here:

http://www.redpepperquilts.com/2009/11/stashbuster.html

29 comments:

  1. it is late isn't it? It's 1pm in the UK, so you're way past your bed time down under!!!

    That is absolutely gorgeous - love it!

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  2. I think this is my new favorite! Now I must get my hands on that book...

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  3. I just love this quilt...the binding fits it perfectly!

    Have fun at market...buy lots, be inspired and have the best of time for all of us!

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  4. Love your stashbuster quilt, it is gloriously colourful! All the fabric you've used is gorgeous, I spotted some of my faves in there. The Kaffe spot was the perfect choice for binding.
    Thanks for the eye candy! :-)

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  5. That's how I like to quilt my outside border...just going around and around is so fun and fast. I think it puts a nice frame around the quilt.

    Hopefully I'll get my labels soon and I cut out my fabric to start making a quilt inspired by you!:)
    Hope to start sewing it today. I am definitely not as fast as you!!:)

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  6. Very fun quilt! Love all the bright fabrics mixed together! I can't wait to see what you did with the back =)

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  7. Holy moly, wowowowow, it's perfect, couldn't be better. I'm definitely excited to see it in daylight, and to hear about the Quilt Market! Have fun!

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  8. Great border choice for this quilt! I love a scrappy piano key border. And fantastic binding print. I can't wait to see a pic of the whole thing.

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  9. LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT!!!! I think I may have to make one of my own after the holidays.

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  10. I'm so inspired! Your quilt is beautiful! Is there a tutorial somewhere??

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  11. I've been watching your progess and love this quilt ALOT! I can't wait to see the whole thing. Enjoy quilt market!

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  12. Beautiful! You certainly had a nice stash to work from.

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  13. wow, i think this is my favourite so far. i love everything about it...

    it's funny, but you have no idea how much you just made my day just by sharing such a wonderful and happy quilt.

    here in Portugal is 4pm and i'm having a horrible day (well, shouldn't be surprised, adter all it is friday 13th), i'm even afraid that something more might go wrong because there seems to be nothing left.

    and then i come to your blog and this quilt is so amazing! thank you!!!

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  14. pretty - love how you finished it.
    Karen
    http://karensquilting.com/blog/

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  15. It's gorgeous - love the scrappy border! And the quilting is fabulous - your binding looks so great - I'm going to have to try your method one of these days!

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  16. This is such a happy quilt. I have a bunch of bright strips and this has inspired me to use them. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  17. I can't wait to see more pictures! This is so cool. Love that binding fabric.

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  18. What? Another finish? You are amazing woman!!! It is gorgeous.
    See you at Market today?
    Andi :-)

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  19. I can't wait to see more photos of this quilt - I love the colours and pattern. Hmmm, Material Obsession Two may have to find its way onto my Christmas list!

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  20. So pretty! I love all the colours together, and the binding's perfect!

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  21. It turned out beautifully. Sometimes you just get going and can't stop. It really paid off in this case. Love it! Hope you had a good night's sleep.

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  22. I LOVE the sneak peek Rita...it looks like another beauty x

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  23. I do love this quilt. It on my ever expanding list of quilts to make. Love the binding.

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  24. Gorgeous. You could not have planned the colours better if you'd tried! Can't wait to see the whole thing! Enjoy the show.

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  25. gorgeous! love it!

    I feel terrible! I didn't realise you were sitting having coffee with us today...if someone had said there and then this is red pepper quilts well I would have gushed and gone on about your quilts! hugely embarrassed!!!!! love your blog , love your quilts! I'm hopeless! hope you had a good day...I took 1 photo of the entire market so I was obviously focused on the fabric!

    Corrie:)

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  26. I can honestly say that is one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen. But the question is - are you going to keep it?

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  27. Amazing the amount of work you pack into one afternoon and evening. Your quilt is simply stunning - love it.

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