Thursday, December 17, 2009

The Red Patch


The Red Patch quilt is finished.  I have really enjoyed the fabric play for this quilt, combining the many different reds which all work together surprisingly well.  This quilt also includes some fabrics by talented Australian designers, including Susie from FlowerPress, Kristen Doran, and Shannon Lamden from Aunty Cookie.


The back of the quilt features an amazing fabric by Saffron Craig, another great Australian fabric designer passionate about creating unique and contemporary fabrics.  Printed in red and orange "Owls Nesting" works well on the back of this quilt, and not only makes an impressive and unique quilt back, but also makes this a truly reversible quilt.


This quilt has been quilted with simple straight vertical lines 1.5 inches apart and bound with a red and white stripe fabric.  I have again chosen to use the 100% cotton batting as it gives the quilt a lovely drape and doesn't over emphasise the quilting, thereby allowing the fabrics to shine through.
I have updated my Etsy store to include this quilt.


NOTE:  This quilt was sold and sent to Italy - unfortunately it never arrived at its destination.  Please, if you see this quilt for sale, or anywhere else, please notify me at redpepperquilts@gmail.com 

After 2 1/2 months of missing in action, the parcel landed back on my veranda, undamaged and unopened.  It remained uncollected in Italy for exactly 2 months and was then returned to sender, arriving back in Oz just 6 days after being sent back.


38 comments:

  1. Gorgeous. The back print is stunning x

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  2. Your quilts are such an inspiration ... and I agree the reds go together really well. I love how contemporary this looks.

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  3. Another ripper!!!
    I agree with Kate ... the backing fabric is an inspired choice.

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  4. Another ripper!!!
    I agree with Kate ... the backing fabric is an inspired choice.

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  5. So beautiful. I love everything about it!

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  6. This quilt is divine. I love it!
    Especially the little square motifs spotted around the quilt.

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  7. Another stunning quilt and the back is divine!

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  8. What a beautiful quilt... I love the reds! I wouldn't have been brave enough to include different shades of red (the orangey reds with the maroony reds), but they look wonderful together!

    I'm inspired!

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  9. I love this! Red is my favourite colour so this is especially pretty to me :) And the backing fabric is absolutely gorgeous!

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  10. Wow, I can't believe you did another quilt on such short notice. Love it very much as red is my very, very, very favorite color! Can I use a picture please, just to show on my web log?

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  11. I love how you've combined linen coloured fabric as well as white based fabric (hope this makes sense?) I've always been nervous to do this but it looks so amazing I'll have to give it a go!

    Thanks,

    Jane

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  12. swoon! I love the back of this quilt!!

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  13. Rita, this one is another beauty! I love all the reds and the backing fabric is just gorgeous!

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  14. Hello.

    The quilt is really stunning. Like a lot of people here, I think red is just divine! Loving the backing fabric too...

    Can I ask how big the squares/strips on the front are? I've been meaning to have a go at this sort of thing, but am still very new at it all!

    Thanks!

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  15. How on earth do you find the time? You are such and inspiration to me. Thanks so much for sharing your work with us.

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  16. This makes me want to leave work right now, and go home and work on my quilt! It is stunning!

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  17. I don't know which I like better - the front or the back!
    Karen
    http://karensquilting.com/blog/

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  18. It must have been you who introduced me to Saffron Craig a while back. Sigh, I'm so in love.

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  19. Great job! I love the fabulous owl fabric on the back! :)

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  20. lovely blog and gorgeous quilts! Do you ever have tutorials on how to quilt?

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  21. I love the fabrics in this one. I love the back as much as the front, it's stunning.

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  22. This is one I'd love to just sit and look at...trying to find the different fabrics over and over...

    Lovely job again! :)

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  23. those are some great reds! fun stuff!

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  24. Heel mooi!! :-) You make such beautiful quilts! I like australian work!!
    And thank you for visiting my blog!

    Maria
    Netherlands

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  25. I absolutely love this! I've become a big fan of red recently and this gives me the courage to try an all red quilt. Thanks for sharing:)
    Vicki

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  26. Those are some really lovely fabric choices! Am about to start a quilt for our bed, and might have to look these up. Well done. I, too, am inspired!

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  27. i love your blog and your work. what a prolific person you must be. thanks for sharing your talents with a community that can only be inspired..
    happy quilty christmas,
    kate

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  28. You have a fabulous eye for color. I love your quilts!

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  29. Love it, front and back both stunning xo

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  30. It's great - the backing fabric is just gorgeous!! I'm off to check out the link to it.....

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  31. Love your quilt ... front and back.

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  32. Hi, I love the Red Patch quilt. I am just starting to collect REDS for my stash in hopes of having enough to make a red quilt by next Christmas. I saved this particular post in the bloglines so I'd have a great example when time comes to get started! Thanks for sharing your work with us!

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  33. This is lovely! Like Deb I'm collecting red and orange fabrics and this quilt is just exactly the kind of effect I hope to end up with. And I'm so glad it found its way back home too, what a shame it would have been if it were permanently gone.

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  34. So did the quilt ever reach it's buyer? Because if there is an opportunity to buy....I love this quilt, well done!

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    1. Hi Connie ~ unfortunately this quilt is no longer available. It has gone to a new home and enjoyed by the purchaser.

      Thank you for stopping by! Rita

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