Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Sugar and Spice

... and all things nice.


It's done!   The Innocent Crush Quilt is finished  I do love how it has turned out.

SPECIFIC DETAILS:

Fabrics Innocent Crush by Anna Maria Horner, combined with Kaffe Dots
Design:  Very heavily based on the Sugar and Spice pattern in the new release book Quilts en Provence by Kaffe Fassett.

Kaffe Fassett's Quilts en Provence: 20 Designs from Rowan for Patchwork and Quilting
Quilt Size:  51 inches x 66 inches
Size of Squares:  3 inch squares (including seam allowances)


Quilt Back:


The back of the quilt features more Innocent Crush and is pieced with 8 1/2 inch squares.  I was pretty happy with how well the quilt back lined up.  I ensured the quilt top was pinned straight by matching a seam line from the quilt top with a seam line from the backing, both horizontally and vertically, prior to the rest of the quilt being basted.

Quilting:

I straight-line machine quilted this quilt first by outlining the seams of the 16-patch blocks to stabilize the quilt sandwich, and then cross-hatched the rest of the quilt by stitching diagonal lines through the small individual squares.  No line marking was required (yay!).


Hand-Stitching:  A row of hand stitching in zig-zag formation was quilted along the top edge of the quilt in Perle 8 embroidery thread.


Binding:  Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton in Chartreuse (this is quickly becoming another stash favorite!).


And the quilt was labeled using fabric selvage:


I have listed the Sugar and Spice Quilt in my Etsy Store.


You can find the listing here. SOLD

Innocent Crush fabric collection by Anna Maria Horner is available for purchase from:

35 comments:

  1. Rita, this is to-die-for gorgeous!!!! I'm smitten, from the front, to the back ( a quilt all it's own!) to the hand quilting, you've out done yourself again. I just got a peek at that new Kaffe book too and have big plans for the pattern that caught my eye, but I may have to do a Sugar and Spice one day too!

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  2. The green binding makes it! That is one fabulous quilt...or maybe I should say two-in-one!

    MGM

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  3. oh. my. gosh. rita, you just keep making the most lovely creations, i tell you! this one is fantastic!

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  4. what a wonderful quilt - i love how the repetiton of the single shape is so much more interesting when paired with the dots! and your hand stitching along with the machine quilting is a lovely extra touch!

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  5. Incredibly beautiful Rita! The Kaffe Dots look so great with Innocent Crush. I was going to get some solids to go with mine in all the blues, but maybe it will be dots now! Thanks for all your inspiration.

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  6. This is beautiful! I love love love the hand stitching - it's my favorite part.

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  7. Beautiful. I specially like the row of hand stitching, and the green binding.

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  8. Ahh Rita I have loved watching this one come together. All your quilts are amazing and this is no exception. The way you line up your patched backing is always perfection. I love the added effect of the handquilting and the personalized label. Gorgeous xo

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  9. This is fantastic, Rita! I love that it is so loud (colours) but still orderly - it's so much fun to look at. Great work. I can't quite tell from the photo, but in the handquilted part up top, have you managed to match the large paisley/heart shape with the square below it? I love how that shape seems to stand out, top and centre, like a header for the whole quilt.

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  10. I am running out of superlatives to describe your beautiful quilts! Everything about this quilt is lovely - the hand quilting, the backing, binding!

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  11. Gorgeous quilt! I love the top border you have added, especially how those fabrics blend into the blocks.

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  12. The chartreuse was the perfect binding on this quilt! Love it!!

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  13. This is so beautiful! Your blog is such an inspiration!

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  14. Exquisite. It's all in the special details you add--the hand quilting, and of course the selvage!

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  15. I love how you matched the print in the top border rectangles to the patches below them, and agree, the binding is fab!

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  16. That hand quilting is out of this world! Lovely!

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  17. Fabulous! I have a crush on your quilt

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  18. Beautiful! Love the back! And what a great idea to use the selvage for labeling. You should be proud!! Smiles...

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  19. It's fabulous!

    If I haven't already, I’d like to invite you to a link-up event at my place on November 5th and 6th called, The Airing of the Quilts. I’d be pleased if you could join us, and hope you’ll hop over to my blog and grab the party button so you can help me spread the word.

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  20. nice and bright colors.. i want to try something like that because i love dot prints... but definitly are my colors and i use it very often on my embroidery... kinda mexican but with a new style... :D
    saludos!

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  21. Such a fun, vibrant, summery quilt. The colours of the fabric are just divine!

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  22. Your quilt is very nice, did you do big stitch and could you show us how???

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  23. Wow I love this - I really like how such small pieces of the fabric still make a really effective design. I have a stash of AB Love and may try this design out on it. Love the back too - a reversible quilt is great.

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  24. (PS. Love the hand stitching!)

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  25. oh, how gorgeous! :) what beautiful details you add to a quilt!

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