Friday, September 17, 2010

It's Finished - A Flea Market Fancy Quilt

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With thanks again to Nettie (A Quilt is Nice) for the inspiration, the Flea Market Fancy Quilt is finished.


In brief some of the details:

Fabrics:  Flea Market Fancy by Denyse Schmidt


Cutting Instructions:  Cut 480 squares each 3.5 inches and arrange randomly.  Sew squares together into rows, then sew together the rows.
Finished Size: 60 inches x 72 inches



Backing: Kona Cotton Solid in Chatreuse and Laurie Wisbrun - Tufted Tweets


Binding:  Kona Cotton Solid in Cyan


Quilting:  I have outlined all of the seams, stitching just a quarter inch on either side of both the horizontal and vertical seams.  Of course I have tried out my new sewing machine, and it has quilted beautifully.


Unfortunately I don't have the heart to sell this quilt, these fabrics are just too precious! It is definitely a keeper.

54 comments:

  1. It's a keeper for sure Rita ... so beautiful!!

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  2. Exactly what I was planning to do with my FMF for Amy's "Let's Cut and Use Our FMF" month of October!

    Although I'm not sure I have the patience for 3.5" squares!

    Gorgeous!

    (And congrats on the new machine!!)

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  3. I would keep this quilt too! Absolutely beautiful. Something to treasure forever.

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  4. I think Nettie has provided global inspiration! You can't possibly EVER sell this one. Certainly a keeper! Lovely job as always.

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  5. Lovely. I would not sell it either. I wish I had a box of this fabric, it is so lovely....and I don't even have a scrap of one print!!!

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  6. Absolutely beautiful! just so inspirational!

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  7. So fun! All those strips intimidate me- I just sewed a bazillion honeybun strips together, and after a few, it got all weird and wonky. I think it is time to invest in a walking foot!

    I absolutely love how simple and lovely your quilts turn out.

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  8. It's PERFECT! Just the right way to use these fabrics. I wouldn't part with it either!

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  9. Not surprised you are going to keep it. But you will have all the other scraps to make another one, won't you?!!!!!!! If you have the energy to cut another 480 squares!

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  10. Enjoy your beautiful quilt, Rita!

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  11. wow, I am not suprised that you are going to keep it for yourself.... it is absolutely beautiful! You have such a talent x

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  12. Just fabulous and it looks even better in real life!

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  13. I love the simplicity Rita...allow those gorgeous fabrics to speak for themselves. xxt

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  14. I'm glad your keeping this one it is just Beautiful...love the fabrics.
    cheers

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  15. Great job and good for you! Definitely a keeper! I don't know how you sell all the others, too! lol

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  16. Wow........ what an awesome quilt. I love it! I would keep it too!

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  17. Here all this time I thought these were actually your flea market finds! Don't blame you for keeping it.

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  18. Lovely way to use up those extra squares. I have a ton of them sitting around after some quilts I have made this summer.

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  19. You do such lovely work. I too would have a hard time letting it go.

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  20. Definitely keep that one! Beautiful!

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  21. stunning! i can see why you are keeping this one!

    randi

    http://ihavetosay.typepad.com/

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  22. Of course you should keep it. It's so cheerful - just the kind of thing I love to surround myself with!

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  23. it is just so beautiful. i hope you spend many happy hours snuggling underneath it.

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  24. i'd keep it too, it looks so good, I never tire of these fabrics!

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  25. love the bright colors! it's just beautiful and I'd keep it too!

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  26. Definitely a keeper! That's one GORGEOUS quilt.

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  27. I just saw this on Nettie's too and think I might "need" one too! LOVELY!

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  28. This is the most exceptionally amazing quilt I've seen in a long time. I love the colours!

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  29. Oh Rita - this is just so fantastic - I so want to touch and stroke it! (and then roll it up and steal it)

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  30. i was inspired by how gorgeous your turned out that i took out the 10 in FMF squares i won from you ages ago and started cutting them in to small squares, 2.5, so that i can make a baby blanket/playmat for our new little one.

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  31. **swooning**. So happy that you decided to keep it. Some quilts just can't be bought (or sold!).
    Lovely job on this one.

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  32. It's gorgeous, Rita! I'm glad you decided to keep this one. It's priceless, anyway!

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  33. WOW Rita! It's perfect. Definitely a keeper! x

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  34. I want to see the back ! PLEASE !

    I always like your backs atleast as well as the fronts!

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  35. It's certainly lovely and the backing fabrics are gorgeous too.

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  36. So glad you are keeping this one for yourself. It's divine Rita, I adore your binding and the backing is so fresh. Love your quilting as usual, simply stunning. xo

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  37. It's lovely & definitely a keeper! May you enjoy many long & happy years with this quilt :)

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  38. You lucky girl!!!
    Congratulations with your new sewing machine.

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  39. I don't know how you can part with ANY of your quilts Rita. I was so pleased to read you were keeping this one. Indeed, too precious with all those rare Flea Market prints. Beautiful!

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  40. Wow, not only a very impressive quilt (as always), but 480 squares!!

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  41. Rita - I'm so glad you are keeping this one for yourself. It's absolutely stunning!

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  42. Oh Rita! It's scrumptious! I wouldn't give it away or sell it either :)

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  43. I am always so amazed by the accuracy of your quilting! All those perfectly straight lines and matched up corners are awesome!

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  44. How did I miss this post Rita? It's an amazing quilt coveted by many!

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  45. YUM!!!

    a fabulous quilt to showcase FMF

    ...I discovered these fabrics after they were sold out...am slightly jealous of this beautiful quilt

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  46. I just picked up 14 fat quarters and a few solids from Karen Gray Design to make a holiday-ish quilt based on this one :) I told her that to get 480 squares sewn together by the time the holidays come around, I had to start now!!

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