Thursday, October 14, 2010

Innocent Crush - Progress

 .
To keep you up to date with progress made on the Innocent Crush Quilt here a  picture of both the front of the quilt:


and the quilt back made just yesterday:


I really love how the back of the quilt has turned out!  After much procrastination the quilt back really didn't take as long to piece as anticipated (1 hour of cutting and 1 1/2 hours of piecing and pressing).  Pieced from 8 1/2 inch squares and arranged without over thinking the layout I was pleasantly surprised to see the colors all work so well together.

Today ... basting.

32 comments:

  1. It's beautiful, Rita - and the back is a perfect complement to the front! It's so much fun to work with gorgeous fabric!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I looks just gorgeous!! The colors are wonderful and saturated.

    ReplyDelete
  3. These fabrics are just gorgeous, Rita!
    Hugs - Lurline♥

    ReplyDelete
  4. I love how complex it looks, without appearing busy/annoying.

    ReplyDelete
  5. The back is so pretty it should be the front of a quilt!

    Looking forward to seeing how you quilt it x

    ReplyDelete
  6. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Just beautiful as always! What size are the squares on the back?

    ReplyDelete
  8. The fabric is gorgeous and you showed it off perfectly.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Yes, the quilt back turned out really well. What a nice effect to have both the tiny and bigger simple patchwork in one quilt.

    ReplyDelete
  10. I am loving the combined designs of the front and back. Can't wait to see how you quilt it!

    ReplyDelete
  11. I love the quilt top and the back complements it beatifully.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Here comes another gorgeous double fronted quilt!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Really, REALLY love the IC with the dots. And the back is beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Yes, I have to agree with the not overthinking! That's how we end up with UFO's. Looks great.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Love it. I especially like the front. Like how all the block colors played together.

    Wonderful! :)

    ReplyDelete
  16. I love backs like that! I've done a few that way and love it.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Rita's really got it going! When you got it, you got it, girl! Gorgeous once again!

    ReplyDelete
  18. I love this! It is beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  19. This quilt is fantastic! I can't wait to get my hands on Innocent Crush!!

    ReplyDelete
  20. It is absolutely wonderful! I have the entire set and I was debating on making a "reversible" quilt and doing one colorway on one side and the other colorway on the back, but I was afraid the alignment would be off when I did the quilt sandwich.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Sometimes simple designs are the most effective and I love the choice of fabrics. The back is stunning too and is perfect for the quilt. Happy stitching!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Rita, your quilt looks very nice here on your blog, but what really grabbed me was the little thumbnail shot of it on my sidebar......come over a moment and take a look, ........ see how cool it looks when the blocks all sortof blur together ? ! ?

    Awesomeness !

    ReplyDelete
  23. Adorable. The colors complement each other very nicely! Love love love it!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Rita, one of the MANY things I love and enjoy about your work is that you can be depended upon to be using newly released luscious fabrics. You are like our 'fabric barometer' - if Rita is using it, and it works then it must be good! I wasn't sure about purchasing 'Innocent Crush'. They are bold large prints and I wasn't sure how I would use them. But then I saw this quilt! I love that you have cut them into smaller pieces and combined them with spots. The addition of a splash of yellow and lime green really works. You are a genius with colour. My parcel of 'Innocent Crush' is now winging its way to me - thanks for that!! No, quite genuinely, thank you for inspiring us over and over. Best wishes, Ros x

    ReplyDelete
  25. Both the front and back are gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete
  26. I'm with Gina's Garden (comment above)...I've been hesitant about making a reversible (or pretty) quilt back because I'm not sure I can get everything aligned up correctly and will end up with something wonky. Something that won't look like it was planned that way, but wonky because I didn't line it up correctly.

    ReplyDelete
  27. It turned out beautifully, I took your inspiration and am making a scrappy quilt based on the 16 patch design (www.seamssewcreative.blogspot.com) If mine looks half as beautiful as yours I'll be thrilled:) do you hand stitch your bindings? And did you use a walking foot to quilt it? I've been kicking around the idea of buying one but can't justify the cost just yet. And advice would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment!

Feel free to ask questions and I will answer either here or by email, as is appropriate.