Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The Poseidon Quilt - finished!

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With the pedal to the metal I have finished the Poseidon Quilt.

Poseidon Quilt

A really simple layout using every single one of the 21 colors in the Kona Cotton Poseidon Fat Quarter bundle, plus I have added the colorway Ash, and have used Snow for sashing.  In the bottom left hand corner is the only printed fabric used in this quilt - a floral print by Kaffe Fassett - Line Dance in White.

Quilting

I have quilted it with straight lines both vertically and horizontally, although more of some in one direction than the other.  The quilting has added so much character and warmth to the quilt which, although visually the quilt top itself was impressive, it lacked the "wrap up and snuggle now" factor.


For binding fabric I have chosen to use a printed fabric, this being a much loved (and often used) Japanese import, Kei Honeycomb in reverse, a grey dot on a white background.


And the quilt back:  Kona Cotton Ash and some leftover Kona Poseidon pieces.  I do love the look of all of those quilting lines intersecting, creating a unique quilt in itself.


This was a really simple project, and can be pieced quickly using simple chain piecing techniques.   The one thing to be mindful of when sewing this quilt top is to be very accurate when cutting your squares and sashing.  If your squares vary in size, your rows just won't line up and as this is such a visually graphic quilt, the unmatched sashing  lines are much more obvious than if you are using a busy printed fabric to distract the eye.
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I have updated my Etsy Store.

You can find the listing for this quilt here. SOLD

Thank you for stopping by!
Rita

50 comments:

  1. Wow! I'm really loving solid quilts at the moment... and learning by trial and error the need for accurate cutting ;)

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  2. wow. Truly fantastic. One of your best quilts

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  3. Gorgeous! Not sure my cutting is accurate enough :)

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  4. Stunning. I love the print in the corner. Amazing how you spread out the colors so the eye isn't drawn to a certain spot.

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  5. This quilt is gorgeous!! I love the blues in it. So pretty!! And I love the straight line quilting. You did a beautiful job on the quilt. Love & blessings from NC!

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  6. Just stunning! It reminds me of glass tiles on a fresh clean bathroom or kitchen wall. The straight line quilting finishes it so nicely!

    MGM

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  7. I love it -- it looks fantastic!

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  8. Beautiful. I think I look forward to the quilting almost more than the quilts. I think you are the best at the quilting of anyone I have seen in the blogging world. Love it.

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  9. Why the one printed square?

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  10. Wow - that is truly spectacular!! The colors, the quilting, everything just works together in perfect harmony.... Now I want to go out and buy lots of solids!!!

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  11. This is beautiful and it's about the third time that I've purchased fabric that's just like ones that you have used. Your quilting is truly special.

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  12. I think this is probably my favourite Red Pepper quilt! Love it Rita, well done!

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  13. beautiful...i love the binding!

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  14. Such a simple yet extremely graphic and interesting quilt. And the Kei sashing it tres magnifique!

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  15. I love the simple beauty of this but as always, your impecable craftswomanship makes it breathtaking. Wow, if I could only finish a block as quickly as you finish a quilt! What the magic answer?

    charlotteandbutterball.blogspot.com

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  16. EXACTLY *WHAT* "Mary Grace" SAID! It positively screams GLASS TILES!! Smashing Job!

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  17. Beautiful! Love the printed fabric in the corner!

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  18. gorgeous, gorgeous and more GORGEOUS!! Love the quilting you've done too. Definitely more endurance quilting!! :)

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  19. What a beautiful quilt! I love the bright solids!

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  20. Beautiful! I love the colours, and the simple quilting. It looks as though you spent a while arranging the squares because they're all so well balanced throughout :)

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  21. The quilt looks absolutely wonderful! I thought I wouldn't like an all-solids quilt, but you've proved me wrong. :) I LOVE the colours!

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  22. I'm new here, and new to quilting, but I have to say that is absolutely beautiful! Something to aspire to.

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  23. gorgeous. and I love straight line quilting. but mine doesn't look nearly as nice as yours (well, i do it by hand and am not the most patient person :)

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  24. Plenty of "wrap up and snuggle now" factor!!

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  25. Just beautiful Rita and I love the grey binding!

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  26. I love it, the straight line quilting is fabulous.

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  27. Beautiful. I love the intersecting quilting lines too. Your sewing accuracy is amazing!

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  28. Very pretty. Love the shades of blue. Reminds me of the color of the Boise State football team.

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  29. i've gushed about this quilt before and i will again ... everything is wonderful about this: the colours, the pattern and the quilting you chose. it's so wonderful.

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  30. Lovely quilt. Do you have any tips on how to cut accurately? I'm sure if I tried something like this, all the white stripes would have different sizes, even in a regular squared quilt, I always have a great difficulty making them all the sam size...

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  31. Yes, I will definitely make my own. And will use the GO! cutter once I get it from my LQS.

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  32. This quilt has made me want to use solids. Did you mention in a previous post where you bought the fabric? I even showed these photos to a quilt shop worker as my inspiration for asking about Jonathan. I definitely would love to have a quilt like this of my own. Super job!

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  33. If the ocean floor were tiled, it would look like this !

    This is gorgeous !

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  34. beautiful -- I love all those lovely solids together

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  35. how are you getting your quilting so straight? are you just using your foot or do you have a guide?

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  36. This one's just come up so beautifully. I love it.

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  37. Rita, do you know that I use photos of your quilts as wallpaper/screen saver on my iPhone? I love that every time I pick up my phone, a Red Pepper design stares back at me giving me inspiration. Love your work! x

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  38. Wow. very cool quilt. Impeccable. I'm not a quilter but I'm completely drawn-in by the art. One day I'll have the patience :)
    Beautiful work!
    - dana
    www.dana-made-it.com

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  39. I love love love this! Such a calming quilt!

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  40. So beautiful - I wish my cutting skills were up to it! One day, One day ...

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  41. I'm not sure if I'm more impressed with the way the color "reflects" off the quilt, or the really impressive stitches straight across. It really gives it an "ocean" feel.

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  42. Can I tell you how much I LOVE that quilt!!!??? Stunning. I'm a sucker for simplicity of design -- especially when paired with your awesome quilting skills!

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  43. When I saw the picture of this quilt I knew I wanted to do something similar, solids enhanced by white sashing. It's is still in progress but there will be a final reveal on my blog giving you full credit for the inspiration. I truly love what you do !

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