Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Eye Candy

I hope you will bear with me today as I have loads of pictures of the finished "In A Spin" Quilt to share with you.


This was probably one of the most fun quilts to make!  I really enjoyed playing around with the vintage fabrics, ensuring that I could get the most use out of the limited fabrics on hand,whilst still fussy cutting the triangles.
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This quilt is relatively easy to make, although it does require just the right mix of fabrics; narrow and wide stripes, some bold, others neutral.  Careful handling of bias edges is also recommended - use a quick burst of spray starch for loosely woven fabrics if necessary.


I have quilted this quilt by once again stitching on both sides of all seam lines.  I do like my quilts to look  more densely quilted and I have therefore repeated this process twice more, stitching a total of three lines on each side of a seam line (6 lines for each seam).  The lines are stitched just over 1/2 inch apart (the width of my presser foot), and have created a dense grid which has in turn added loads of character to the quilt.


For the back of the quilt I have used a  print called Neo Geo by Jackie Shapiro.  I had purchased multiple yardage of this print and thought it appropriate to use a geometric print for this particular quilt.


For the binding I had contemplated using a striped fabric to stay with the overall theme of the quilt, however my heart ruled my head and I have used a binding fabric - Kei Honeycomb in black with white polka dots.  I don't regret it, I love the obvious contrast!

This quilt is for sale.  
If you are interested in purchasing it, you can find it listed in my 
RELEVANT LINKS:
In a Spin Quilt - [workinprogress]
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40 comments:

  1. Fantastic Rita! Love the quilting and the binding really sets off all those stripes.

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  2. Love it!!
    The backing fabric is perfect and the binding is a wonderful choice.
    As you say ... the obvious contrast works really well.
    See you soon.
    Andi x

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  3. This one is so great!!! It is probably one of the most original quilts I've ever seen.
    Congratulations!

    Blimunda

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  4. Oh, I just love, love, love this quilt!!!! It's just perfect. Hmm, I think I just fell in love with a quilt. Weird!

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  5. Wonderful Rita! How long did it take you to gather the fabrics for this one?

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  6. That back fabric is awesome! hadn't seen it before. I think it's a great complement to the geometric theme.

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  7. I love this quilt! It is truly eye candy!

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  8. That's one of the coolest quilts I have ever seen! I'm officially saving all striped fabrics now! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  9. Such an amazing pattern - my daughter would love this!

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  10. Absolutely stunning, I am particularly impressed bu the accuracy of the sewing.

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  11. Just gorgeous! Makes me smile just looking at it! Beautiful job Rita!

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  12. Another beauty Rita! I absolutely love the stripes and how they dance around the quilt! Your creativity inspires me!

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  13. Wow Rita, that is so fab. Lining up all those stripes - you've done a great job. Love the binding, too. I have to say that none of the early photos made me feel 'sea sick', but I do think your final layout (mix of thick & thin stripes, plus loud & neutral colours) is spot on.

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  14. Oh I really love this idea! I have a bit of a stripe fetish to start with, this idea is going to make it even worse!

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  15. What a true work of art - awe inspiring!

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  16. WOW! I love what you do with fabric!

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  17. Beautiful quilt, Rita! Love it! It reminds me of my Colors of Peru Quilt.

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  18. You said it! Eye candy! Nice job!

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  19. Wow! this is a nice quilt. You do such beautiful work. Love it and will check my fabric a see if I have enough strips to try it.

    cathy

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  20. Your dotted binding reminded me of something one of my quilting mentors always says: lines love curves.

    Question about your label: is it printed on twill tape and then sewn to an unfinished-edge piece of fabric? It looks awesome!

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  21. Rita - I never tire of looking at your quilts. This one is as gorgeous as always! I have quilt envy for sure!

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  22. Lovely quilt. I can quite imagine it tripping around Australia somewhere in a vintage caravan with lime green and yellow stripes ...

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  23. i love the bright & bold colours congrats on the beautiful quilt. i love that you used vintage fabric!!

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  24. this is awesome! did you attach your label before or after quilting? do the stitches show through on the top?

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  25. I love the quilt a lot, another fabulous idea from you. The backing and the binding are perfect for it.

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  26. You. Are. Amazing! That quilt is stunning!!!

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  27. This is incredible!! Your attention to detail blows me away every time I check in on your blog!

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  28. Oh, Rita! LOVE it! In a Spin is such fun -- those stripes were meant to become that quilt! I got a couple of reclaimed stripes packs from Whimsie Dots last year but mine haven't reached their full potential as yours have. :-)

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  29. That is one fun and vibrant quilt! I'm always learning! I forgot what stripes could do...

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  30. This makes me giddy!!! I love it!

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  31. This is one of the most cool quilts I've ever seen! Way to go! I looked at your ETSY shop and was shocked to see how CHEAPLY you are selling it for!!! I wish I could buy it - it's so great and it's so cheap but I just got back from a once in a life time trip to Italy - and I'm broke! And since I can't buy it I think you should DOUBLE the price - that's just too much work to give it away! xo, Nan

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  32. oh my god! i love this quilt! i just fell across your blog and am in love with everything. Is there anywhere i could get this pattern? I have the perfect stash of stripes for it and i am in love with this quilt!

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  33. Hi Rita
    This is totally wonderful!
    I would love to have a go at a mini quilt version of this, but was wondering if there is a way to do a white square with a striped border with mitred corners as a contrast?

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