Monday, December 7, 2009

Just Bricks Progress

I have made a lot of progress with the Just Bricks quilt that I pieced last week.
Just Bricks - quilt measures 51 inches x 66 inches

I have added some quirky pieced borders on  the left and right hand side of the quilt top.  The bottom of the quilt now appears to have a broken continuation of that same border.   No border at the top of the quilt.


The back of the quilt is also pieced using an Amy Butler print from the Love range of fabrics (Bali Gate in Grass), as well as a Lotus print (Wallflower in Cherry) as feature prints.


This is the biggest quilt that I have quilted myself and I was pleasantly surprised at just how well it maneuvered under the arm of my sewing machine.  Quilted with straight vertical lines, and some horizontal lines to give the impression of a border along the top of the quilt and more definition to the border along the quilt bottom.


The binding is another stripe fabric from the Rouenneries range by Moda.  It was prepared and attached to the quilt just yesterday.  


I am really pleased with the finished look of this quilt; the fabrics all work well together and the quilting has added a further modern and finishing touch to the quilt.   A really simple quilt where the fabrics are allowed to make a subtle statement of their own.


This quilt can now be found for sale in my Etsy Store.


26 comments:

  1. What a beautiful quilt, the fabrics work really well together!

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  2. Just beautiful!! Love the border!

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  3. Love it Rita! Would you believe that I just bound a quilt yesterday with the same Rouenneries?? Great minds ;)

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  4. I love everything about this quilt! The simple design is the perfect showcase for the lovely fabrics.

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  5. So cute! I love it too! GReat job! The colors and borders are fantastic!

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  6. Very funky!

    Maybe next time you're in the mood to do a tutorial, could you do one on piecing and getting seams to match up? I marvel at your quilts because no matter how careful I am when cutting and piecing, I can never get my seams to match perfectly.

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  7. Gorgeous!!! Well done and love the quilting!
    Paulette

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  8. SOOOOOOOOO fabulous, Rita! I am in love with this quilt and color scheme! Perfection!

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  9. Is it wrong to like the back more than the front? I mean, don't get me wrong, I LOVE the front....but the BACK, wow!!

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  10. I love the back of this quilt! Amazing it looks like patchwork lace

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  11. Hi Rita
    What a gorgeous quilt, I keep clicking in to have another look!! Once again you have done an amazing job at colour and pattern selection.
    Bye for now, Christine

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  12. It's beautiful Rita! Love the fabrics as usual.
    I was wondering, since I am just stashing at the moment (working overseas, no sewing machine until I get back home again)... How much fabric do you buy if you really like a print? I am buying in 1 yard lots, but it has occurred to me that that wouldn't be enough for a quilt backing...

    Arabella

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  13. The quilt is great - love what you have done with the border. The back is fabulous! Beautiful work.

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  14. That's fab, Rita. I love the contemporary feel of rows of bricks. I am determined to start quilting in 2010

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  15. I always admire your eclectic combination of fabrics... a pleasant surprise every time :-) Well done!

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  16. Hello! I've been reading your blog for almost 6 months now, and I love it! Your work is really good, and your taste in colors and fabrics is divine!

    I have a question that may be asinine, but if anyone would have the answer it would be you. In all the quilts I have seen on your blog none of them are a standard size for a bed, like a full or a queen. Is quilting not about making bedspreads anymore? or is it too big of a fabric/ time commitment ( not just for you personally but for quilters in general)?

    if anyone else has answers for me please feel free to respond as well! I'm am new to quilting, all info is appreciated!

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  17. I really like it! I love how the black bits aren't too dominating with the lighter fabrics.

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  18. Rita, I truly love all of your quilts, but I honestly think this one is my favorite yet! Great fabric choices and I just love the design.

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  19. What a wonderful quilt! It's so lively and fun.

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  20. i love the feau border.. and how its all broken.. super smart!!

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  21. I read your blog all of the time, but had yet to comment. I just couldn't help myself after staring at this beautiful quilt for 10 minutes!

    I now know what kind of quilt I would like to make for my bedroom. Thanks for the oodles of inspiration you give!

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  22. I love this quilt so much. I've recently started following you and spied this one in your header so had to find it in your archives. I'm working on something quite similar, inspired by a 'Japanese Machine Patchworks' book that I've been browsing through... I just love how yours has come up and hope when I get around to piecing that mine will be half as lovely...

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