Friday, February 5, 2010

Georgia's Quilt and Quilt Pattern

Where to begin?  It has been a  busy few days, packed with all things quilt related.  The sewing machine has worked overtime for 3 days and now ...

 
Georgia's Quilt
60.5 inches x 60.5 inches

I have enjoyed piecing these blocks, and although unsure of the end result until all blocks were pieced together, I think has turned out really well.  I love the huge range of pink fabrics, the colors ranging from purple pinks, to those pinks tinged with red and orange.  They all "clash" together wildly, yet harmoniously.


 It never ceases to amaze me that such simple pieced blocks can make such great quilts.  I have added further interest to the quilt by using some quirky feature fabrics in the centers of some of the quilt blocks.


I think my niece, Georgia 6, whose favorite color is definitely pink, will love this quilt. This quilt top is now off the my sister, Karen from Quilts on Bastings.  Her contribution to the birthday quilt for our niece will be the quilting. Karen is a professional long arm machine quilter, and her free motion quilting is inspirational.

  
And because so often you ask for patterns for my quilts, I have literally been tied to the computer for days.  I have written a pattern for this quilt, including fabric requirements and suggestions, cutting instructions, a step by step sewing guide for the blocks, quilt top assembly and finishing the quilt.


Known now as Georgia's Quilt this pattern is available only in PDF format and emailed to you upon purchase, from my Etsy Store as well as the Red Pepper Quilts Pattern Store:



Happy Stitching!
Rita

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32 comments:

  1. So pretty! I love all the different pinks. For me the more prints the better!

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  2. George and Georgia are family names in my family. I hope you're giving this to me. :) It's amazing. I love it.

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  3. That turned out beautifully! Your niece will love it! I agree -- when you focus on one color in a quilt, it is most successful when there is a range of the color as you have done; light to dark, dull to bright, etc. Lovely quilt :)

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  4. love quilt - simplistic and beautiful,
    Karen
    http://karensquilting.com/blog/

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  5. The quilt is beautiful-- What a lucky little niece you have! She has a great name, too :)

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  6. Hot pink is my favorite color, and although I am quite a bit older than Georgia, I would love a quilt with this range of pinks! I really love the fun little feature fabrics you included. This is a quilt that can definitely age with her and doesn't scream little girl

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  7. Lovely quilt. Great colors & fabrics. So very cuddly and cheerful. You have done a fantastic job!

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  8. This cute is adorable. I love that you added the detail in the center squares. I hope your neice loves it.

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  9. That quilt is AMAZING! My favorite color is pink as well! I love it! You did a fantastic job on it!

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  10. Very pretty! Your niece is going to melt when she sees it! :-)

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  11. What a beautiful quilt! Congratulations. Everything just fits together and I love the highlighting with white. Makes it very elegant.

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  12. It turned out beautifully! I don't know what little girl wouldn't love this! Can't wait to see it all finished :)

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  13. It's so pretty! What a lovely quilt, I know your niece will absolutely adore it!

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  14. Congrats on getting the pattern up and running and selling on Etsy. I think that is a wonderful way to keep items in your store and it allows people to have a starting place to do the quilt themselves.

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  15. You continue to amaze me. I LOVE this quilt... and I am not a fan of pink. I guess I am now!

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  16. Another stunning quilt Rita!

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  17. Okay, so I did not know that Karen was your sister. The talent in your family is overwhelming. You both do just wonderful work. This quilt is gorgeous she will love it!

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  18. Georgia is very lucky to have 2 such clever aunties!!
    So very pretty.
    Andi :-)

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  19. I think for monochromatic quilts to be truly succesful they need the range of tints and tones as you describe. And the use of white is fantastic so your eye gets some rest.

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  20. Georgia is going to love it! I am looking forward to quilting this beautiful quilt - it will be a delight to work on.

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  21. Your quilts are lovely. You are very prolific and I wonder when you sleep.

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  22. A fantastic quilt Rita...I especially love the HR bike and kerchief girl detail.

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  23. it looks gorgeous - i love the combination of fabrics you have chosen. so many of my favourites are in there - rosalie quinlan, liberty, heather ross. it's like an i-spy quilt for quilters! :p

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  24. *sigh* as usual I am in awe of your simple, yet STUNNING ideas ... and you jut know I am heading straight over to your etsy store to get that pattern. And btw when is the book coming out? No I am serious lady WHEN? ;)

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  25. Hi to all bloggers.
    Today myself and others in our group were treated to a trunk show of Rita's quilts, what a smorgasbord, they truly are inspirational especially now that
    patterns are being produced.
    x Lesley

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  26. What'll mij little girl be happy
    with such a nice pinky quilt!

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  27. I truly love this pink quilt!

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  28. This is so beautiful. No wonder I have started a separate "red pepper quilts" inspirational file...And the kerchief girl and HR fabric is fabulous! My pink and green kerchief girl fabric arrived in the mail yesterday. I sure wanted red, but I can't find it...*sigh*

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  29. This is gorgeous and I'm sure it will be a great success in your etsy store. I'm thinking about it myself.

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  30. This is gorgeous and I'm sure it will be a great success in your etsy store. I'm thinking about it myself.

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  31. Oh...my...that quilt is the cutest!!! I love how you did the center of each block. Gorgeous!

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