Tuesday, March 8, 2011

A Flower Sugar Quilt

Warning, warning, warning ~ what follows is a picture post with the inevitable sales pitch at the end!


It's finished!  I have finished my latest quilt, and it was a pleasure to work with all of these fabrics.  The shot cotton (SC67 - grey) by Kaffe Fassett was easy to piece with and I encountered no problems matching it with a standard quilting cotton.  It is light weight, drapes beautifully and adds a subtle shift in color.  I liked  working with the shot cotton and in particular this colorway so much that I have in fact ordered more.


And for the back of the quilt ... I have used some of the leftover pieces of fabric from the front of the quilt to piece the quilt back.  It is such a pretty quilt back and makes for a truly reversible quilt!


Some of the details:
  • Printed Fabrics:   Flower Sugar by Lecien and Delilah by Tanya Whelan 
  • Solid Fabric: Shot Cotton by Kaffe Fassett SC067
  • Design:  Half Square Triangles  ~ Piece 6 inch units (includes the seam allowances)
  • 11 rows x 14 columns:  Total of 154 Half Square Triangle blocks
  • Finished size:  61 inches x 77.5 inches
  • Hours of straight line quilting - estimating 8 hours.
  • 7 binding strips cut @ 2.25 inches ~ red and white stripe fabric seemed to be the obvious choice.

With a little detail added here and there straight from the selvage of the fabric.



This quilt is listed for sale in my Etsy Store.  You can find the listing here.

Thank you for stopping by,
Rita

RELEVANT LINKS:
Flower Sugar Quilt - Work in Progress
Flower Sugar Quilt - Wordless Wednesday

38 comments:

  1. Unbelievable, it will be sold within hours. Every one is just that much better than the last one, so inspiring.

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  2. That is so beautiful, Rita! I absolutely love this quilt!!

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  3. oh i luv your quilt! i've been wanting to make one of these for a while now ... i'm thinking scraps of kansas troubles! yours is beautiful!

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  4. I think the backing is my favortie! Beautiful work as always Rita.

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  5. Love it...wish my budget would allow me to buy it!

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  6. my fav part is the binding...the stripe is perfect....and you are the only one i know that does a beautiful machine sewn binding. lovely

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  7. Oh, Rita! You never disappoint. Your newest may be called 'Flower Sugar' but could as easily have been called 'Eye Candy'...but, then you'd have to call every one of your quilts 'Eye Candy' and just give them each a number in series. I would love to one day own one of your beauties. Don't doubt I am saving my pennies.

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  8. So pretty. This one will be sold before I can get my hands on it! ;0)

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  9. What a beautiful quilt.
    Although every quilt you make is beautiful.
    And you are so generous with the information for us to try and emulate what you do.
    Thank you.

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  10. That is sooooo pretty! I *love* that grey too!

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  11. Rita - it's just gorgeous!! Your photos are beautiful too!

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  12. you rock Rita! your pics are always inspiring.

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  13. The front of the quilt is amazing - the back of the quilt is gorgeous Rita!

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  14. Both sides are just beautiful. I love that fabric line...lots of great colors and fun prints!

    I also like how you suggest in your Etsy description for interested parties to get out their tape measure to help visualize the size of the quilt...good advice indeed!

    MGM

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  15. All I can say is that you must have some fabulous quilts in your house otherwise how could you give this one up (not to mention many of the other fabulous ones you sell)

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  16. That's a brilliant idea with using the selvedge for the name! I might try and remember to do that if I'm making a whole quilt out of one fabric range.
    Excellent job

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  17. Yours is my absolutely favorite blog, Rita, because of your fabulous quilts! I thank you for another beautiful piece of eye candy with so much generous and interesting information and tips coming with it. Not only is this quilt beautiful in front and back but it is a real big one, too, and the price is more than reasonable. No wonder your quilts are sold so fast ;-) May the new owner enjoy all the love and beauty you put into this quilt!

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  18. LOVE that quilt. Those fabrics are so beautiful and the back is just as gorgeous as the front. Great job!!

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  19. Thats really beautiful, i love the way you have made the back reversable to, gorgeous choice of colours and fabrics, dee x

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  20. Another impeccable quilt! So pretty.

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  21. Love it, esp. with the grey. The back is adorable xo

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  22. You can't beat a proper double sided quilt! I'm always too nervous in case they don't line up properly when it's all finished, but it's such a great way to maximise quilt usage.

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  23. The quilt is beautiful, a real work of art.

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  24. I really love this quilt! The grey really sets off the prints. Perfect! xox

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  25. Amazing quilt!!! I love it!

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  26. I love the grey. I am trying to convince myself to use more grey in my work. It's a learning process.

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  27. Love this quilt just like so many of your others. The binding is spectacular, perfect choice. I learn so much from looking at your quilts and colour choices, thank you.

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  28. Where did you get that shot cotton? I've been trying to track some down since your first post on this quilt.

    Lovely finish for sure!

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  29. I am new to your blog and think your work is stunning. I love the fabrics and colors you combine.

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  30. Well I think the quilt is absolutely delicious!!

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  31. Divine! Love it when the postie knocks twice. :)

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  32. It’s the perfect, Color combination is too good really you would proud yourself to make it.

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  33. Okay I think I'm going to try the shot cottons out! I have a ton of scraps from the shot cottons I sell in my shop. They aren't hard to sew?? I don't know why I'm so intimidated...LOL!

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