Thursday, April 14, 2011

Seashells by the Seashore ~ A Finished Quilt

Are you tired of seeing more of these stripes?  Not just yet, I hope ...


More sewing this week with a mix of new and reclaimed striped fabrics offset with Robert Kaufman Kona Solid White giving this quilt an overall nautical/summer sentiment.  For the record the reclaimed prints are from Whimsiedots on Etsy whereas the new prints include some Yuwa Big StripesFrom Little Things Stripes by Sarah Fielke, and fussy cut Kaffe Fassett Marquee Panels.


The back of the quilt is pieced and features a large panel of Alexander Henry's Spotted Owl print which I have been saving to use for a special quilt back for some time now. 


Quilted with straight lines ~  from edge to edge ~ first by stitching a 1/4 inch distance from either side of all seam lines, followed by diagonal lines in both directions through the white rectangles only.


Some quick details:
  • The finished quilt measures:  46 inches x 60 inches
  • The fabrics are a mix of old and new  ~  all stripes.
  • Solid fabric is Robert Kaufman - Kona Cotton Solid ~ White
  • The reclaimed fabrics are from WhimsieDots (Etsy) 
  • Binding fabric:  Yuwa Big Stripe
  • The design is super simple - cut rectangles 4 inches x 7 inches and alternate a printed stripe fabric with a the solid fabric.

I have updated my Etsy Store You can find the listing for this quilt:  here.
 
Thank you for stopping by,
Rita

24 comments:

  1. What a lovely quilt... your work is so incredibly inspiring!

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  2. Love it! So bright and modern and clean!

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  3. I really adore this quilt!!!!!! The binding is perfect!!!!

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  4. Love love love it! I wish I had the money to buy it because I'm pretty sure I could never sew and quilt it and still have such nice straight lines!

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  5. I'm so happy to see the finished quilt! The finished product with the combination of solids and stripes is absolutely stunning!

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  6. The stripes are fantastic! I really like how this came together. I also love that owl fabric on the back - it's one of my favorites.

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  7. I'm just astounded at how quickly you can churn out a quilt or two! And they're absolutely gorgeous (and I can see by that mitered corner perfect too!).

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  8. I really like it! Simple, yet so pretty!

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  9. Bravo. Thanks for inspiring all of us to just "get it done." I frequent your blog when I need some inspiration and motivation, and admire all the quilts that you make. Thanks again--it's just lovely.

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  10. I LOVE this quilt. I never thought of using stripes this way, I have actually avoided getting any because I was afraid of them looking wonky, but this is a terrific way to use them. It is just so fresh looking. Great Job!

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  11. I am so inspired by this quilt. I can just imagine snuggling on the beach after a day of sailing...and I don't even sail!

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  12. I love this quilt! So fresh! And spotted owls is one of my favorites!

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  13. I love this quilt, it'd match my beachy home decor perfectly :) thank you for being such an inspiration by sharing what you make, you do a great job!

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  14. love it. absolutely love it.

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  15. Nope...I'm loving the stripes. Another beautiful quilt!

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  16. I LOVE it! SO crisp, clean, simple. Made me think of fresh cotton sheets on the bed, or blowing on the clothesline. Thanks for sharing.

    - Mary, The Curious Quilter

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  17. Beautifull - love both sides.

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  18. I love the look of this quilt -- clean, and fresh, and summery. It makes me feel light-hearted!

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  19. I especially like your backings. They are as pretty as the front. And buying yards and yards for a backing keeps me making smaller quilts. I thank you. This is a charming wonderful quilt. I would love to make a nauticle just like this. Thank you!

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  20. You say the design is "super simple." "Simply superb," say I! (I love the name, too. When you first shared this top, it took me back to a perfect day by the sea, equal parts cool breeze and bright sunshine, both clear and crisp. Almost packed a picnic lunch, but had to work on taxes.) And the owls are genius.* A perfect way to feature a treasured piece. You've given me an inspiration for a special fabric that wants to be featured uncut. As always, I read your blog and itch to stitch.
    Thanks again for sharing,
    Greta
    (in sunny SoCal -not far from the beach)
    *The folks at Alexander Henry do consistently put out, eh?

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  21. Such a pretty quilt! The stripes and layout make it very summery and beachy-breezy. Love seeing your work and am always inspired by your designs and color palettes.

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