Friday, April 8, 2011

Of Stripes and Bunting ~ A Finished Quilt

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... and so today brings another Etsy Store update blog post.


That's right, the quilt that has kept me tied to my sewing machine this week is finished and I might just again say that I've loved working with these fabrics.


Think lazy summer days ... the beach, melting ice-cream, flying kites, and sailboats on the sea shore ~ all wrapped up in a quilt.

Quilt Back ~ stripe fabric is Kaffe Fassett (Marquee).
Kaffe Marquee is ideal for use in this quilt as it comes as a panel in many colors. 

Some quick details:
  • The finished quilt measures:  55 inches x 65.5 inches
  • The fabrics are a mix of old and new  ~  all stripes.
  • Solid fabric is Robert Kaufman - Kona Cotton Solid ~ Ash
  • The reclaimed fabrics are from WhimsieDots (Etsy)
  • The design is super simple - cut 5.5 inch squares and alternate the direction of the stripes.   
  • And I have added some fun borders.

This quilt is quilted with straight diagonal lines from edge to edge, as well as some ditch stitching around the border "flags", and then bound in a black and white pin stripe after a quick dash to a local fabric store.


This fun and unique quilt has been added to my Etsy Store.  You can find the listing here. SOLD
Thank you for stopping by,
Rita

27 comments:

  1. You are my hero, Rita! Beautiful as usual!

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  2. Fabulous! I love that it has a very fresh nautical feel to it!

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  3. Rita you are truly an inspiration. This is bookmarked for the future, now I know what to do with all my different striped fabrics, thank you.

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  4. what a great quilt! i just want to get on a sail boat and sail away!

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  5. This is absolutely lovely! Well done!

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  7. Amazing! I LOVE the mix of colours and triangles edge.

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  8. You have made my day! What a wonderful quilter you are. It's just beautiful. Amazing! Love the quilting. You are my hero too!

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  9. I love the triangles around the border, sets it off quite nicely. Gorgeous!

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  10. You hit the nail on the head when you said "Lazy summer days"...that's a perfect description of this quilt. I love it!

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  11. Gorgeous!! Just Gorgeous! I Love the cute bunting...! Yes it makes me think of little beach huts. xx

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  12. what a great quilt for a sailboat or sailor boy!!

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  13. wow i can't believe you made this in a week i have been following your posts this week and enjoying the movement of it. It reminds me of the sea, boats and deckchairs and summer ;-) Have a lovely weekend, dee x

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  14. Мне нравится сочетание полосок .
    Выглядит очень графично и выразительно.
    Катя из Сибири

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  15. I love the black and white binding you have added - it sets it off to a T! Fabulous quilt - have you said what the solid fabric is? It really works well! What an inspiration you are!

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  16. It's just gorgeous. Love love love it.

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  17. Oh it's beautiful! How do you get your amazing quilting SO STRAIGHT??!! You're a very clever lady!

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  18. This quilt is beautiful. Perfect for summer picnics and adventures.

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  19. I love this quilt...and you are right , it does remind me of the beach. Great job

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  20. Love it! You said it perfectly, this quilt has summer written all over it. I'm always amazed at your productivity :)

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  21. I love it it's so lovely! The details of the stripe patters are just amazing!

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  22. Love it. The black and white binding is perfect! It always makes a quilt pop. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  23. Reminds me of the flags at work hanging off the ships. Very pretty.

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  24. Love this quilt! The use of all the stripes is great :-) I love the back too!

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  25. Hi Rita, my last name is Bunting and I know of Bunting bags...but what does it mean in quilting?
    Thanks!

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