Friday, October 29, 2010

City Weekend Coin Quilt

A cute baby quilt, purposefully made to use up not only some City Weekend fabric scraps but also the ever growing stash of small and odd sized pieces of batting:


By rotary cutting 2.5 inch strips from my leftover City Weekend fabric scraps, sewing a 1.5 inch strip of white fabric to the length of the first strip, and cross cutting this strip into 2.5 inch units, this quilt comes together really quickly.  Arrange the two-piece units at random and sew together into rows, then sew rows together.  Lots of strip and chain piecing.


The back of the quilt is pieced, again using scraps ( I cannot believe how much CW fabric I've still got left!).  And did you see the quilting?  Not a  straight line in sight:


A wavy line of running stitches - one of the decorative stitches on my sewing machine.  This was so easy  and fun to do, I didn't have to move the fabric from side to side to create the wavy line, instead the needle changes position with every stitch. 


And another deviation from RPQ "standard practice":  a stripey binding.  The color match was perfect and I couldn't resist this cute combination.


The City Weekend Coin Quilt is for sale.  You can find it listed in my Etsy Store. SOLD

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29 comments:

  1. I've never thought to use a decorative stitch for quilting. Great idea!

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  2. As usual, it's just gorgeous! Somebody's going to have a lucky baby!!

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  3. gorgeous, i love it- and totally love the idea for quilting- will have to try!

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  4. I love that quilting! I've been doing straight-line quilting on a queen-size quilt and going crazy because it's not looking nice and straight like yours. Then I see these gorgeous, even, perfect waves and I'm ready to cry. Thank God you said it's a decorative stitch. I don't feel like such a failure, lol!

    Both of my big machines (9" harp) only do straight stitch, but I have a little Brother with a 5" harp that has deco stitches. I'll have to try it out with a baby or lap quilt. (I'll never get a full-size quilt in that little machine!)

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  5. Your quilts never cease to amaze me....... another very beautiful quilt! I am going to have to try this one - so simple, and so lovely.

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  6. Gorgeous!!! I love that wavy stitch, it is perfect for this quilt! :)

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  7. this is gorgeous...i love the wavy line!

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  8. It's awesome, just like everything else you do!

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  9. I L O V E the quilting on this one!

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  10. I love this quilt design. Thanks for sharing it.

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  11. Love this quilt Rita! Could you tell me the Bernina stitch you used for the wavy line? It may help me with one of my quilting projects. Thanks!

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  12. That wavy stitch is fabulous. Am loving that fabric, especially the aqua coloured ones. Beautiful work, Rita.

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  13. Hi there - lovely quilt & great stitching - can you tell me if you used the walking foot with your machine or just the standard foot please? Many thanks.

    Amanda x

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  14. You are really prolific and always they are so pretty.

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  15. I love that quilt! It's so beautiful! What kind of sewing machine do you have?

    I wonder if my plain jane sewing machine would do something like that for the quilting.

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  16. sheesh! you are just amazing! i am loving those wavy lines. perfect for the fun prints you used for the quilt!

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  17. I agree with so many others...love the quilting! I have had a stacked coin quilt top done for months now. I want to finish it for part of my daughters Christmas present, but was undecided about how to quilt it. Not a big fan of stippling (probably cause I stink at it!). Now I have found something that may be just perfect! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  18. You make it sound very easy! its absolutely pretty.

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  19. My first thought was that I couldn't see a straight line in the quilting. I'm shocked! it looks great. That stitch always makes me want a Bernina. Or do you have a different machine that does that?

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  20. LOVE the binding and LOVE the quilting technique. everything you make is amazing!

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  21. Nice quilting! Rita.Happy to be back to see you blog.

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  22. That is really cute, I wish my sewing machine could do that!

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  23. Wow! It's so different from the straight line quilting. The final look is more organic, without having the look of a free quilting. I can't say if I like it better or not, but it is so different!
    Gotta try the ideea with the white strips, thanks.

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  24. Hi Rita!
    I just love your quilts and your blog, so inspiring! I have been following for quite a while now and you always have such fresh and beautiful quilts. I recently started my own blog and I have linked your blog to mine. Hope you'll take a peak. Thanks!

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  25. Beautiful quilt! This quilt design would be perfect with a jelly roll, or using scraps from a jelly roll. I love how you broke up the stacked coins with the solid white fabric. Another stunner!

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  26. Oh, my! What's not to love about this adorable baby quilt? The wavy quilting and the pieced backing have me swooning.

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  27. I thought I posted this question but maybe it didn't go through. What I wondered is, do you know if the Janome 6600P has that stitch? I think you used to use that machine before? I love this quilting so much more than plain straight lines. thanks!

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  28. Love the wavy stitch idea. I could probably do this, even though I am a beginner. I have that stitch on my machine. Thanks for the idea.

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