Monday, June 13, 2011

Loulouthi - Beach Huts ~ A Finished Quilt

I am starting this week with a finished quilt, and a colorful one at that!


I've really enjoyed the color play and arranging and then again re-arranging the prints in this quilt.  Working with these fabrics hasn't been easy and there has been much self-doubt and some self deprecation.


It wasn't until the binding was sewn onto the quilt that I started to really love this quilt.  Choosing binding was the easy part this time; nothing except for a plain black/white pin stripe fabric seemed to frame and complete this quilt in its entirety. 

The binding ~ as well as the black polka dot on white background ~ has giving the eye a place of focus and rest.  It is a great finishing touch to an otherwise busy and colorful quilt.

For the back of the quilt I have pieced together some of the left-over fabrics that were also used for the front of the quilt, and combined them with a pre-dominantly Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton (Ash) background.


I have quilted this quilt with vertical straight lines approximately 1 inch apart using both the seam lines as well as a quilting guide attached to the walking foot as a guide.  Bernina has recently released a new walking foot (not just for the Bernina 820) which now allows for the quilting guide to be used with my sewing machine; I've really missed not having the use of a quilting guide!


Fabrics Used:
  • Loulouthi by Anna Maria Horner ~ selection of Fat Quarters
  • White Polka Dot on Red background TA DOT by Michael Miller
  • Black Polka Dot on White background ~ Japanese import
  • Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton (Ash) for backing fabric
  • Black and White Pin Stripe for binding - Color Basics by Lecien

 Quilt Design:
I have listed this quilt in my Etsy Store:

    You can find the Etsy Listing here.   SOLD

    Thank you for stopping by,
    Rita

    20 comments:

    1. It's gorgeous...as all your quilts are. I am in awe everytime I look at and admire your precise quilting.

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    2. Oh yum! Love the fabrics and colours in this one!

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    3. My goodness, what a way to start off the week!

      The quilt looks great and I will totally agree with the black/white polka dot fabric really grounding the quilt, it was a perfect choice.

      Love your quilts as usual, your use of color is always inspiring!

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    4. I can see why it was difficult to arrange this with no solids but it is totally my kind if quilt. Love it. What a great way to start off the week.

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    5. you are so prolific with your quilt making! I'm amazed at how many you've made since I started following your blog!
      Love this quilt and see that it already is sold.
      YAY!

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    6. wow - it is really beautiful. I'm not surprised it already sold...

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    7. Great results! The larger prints certainly make this quilt a stunner! I do love the binding - find that I almost cannot make a quilt without the presence of one or two black and white prints!

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    8. Very pretty and the binding is perfect!

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    9. Beautiful Rita! It reminds me a lot of a Red Letter Day quilt I made a while back: http://maryonlakepulaski.blogspot.com/2009/07/old-red-barn-sew-along-quilt-is_03.html

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    10. Lovely. B&W striped binding is perfect for a mix of bright colors. I always use it on quilts like this. I just finished a baby quilt that I quilted like this, with my walking foot guide. It's so effective. Nice job on this one Rita, as usual.

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    11. Perfect quilt, everything went together perfectly. Really bright and cheery and so much fun. Well done!

      Have a super great sewing and stitching day.

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    12. How fun! Love the layout:)

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    13. Stunning! Love how the polka dots pop. I especially like the binding.

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    14. I just had to say that this quilt is way too cute! I love it. And, it's no wonder why it sold so quickly. :-)

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    15. Self deprecation. Seriously?? Fabulous!

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    16. Someone clearly loved it, snapped up so quickly! Great quilt, and I'm still in awe of how quickly you make these up.

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    17. this is one of my favorites! Love the fabric assortment.

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    18. Wait--did I read that right? Did you really finish this quilt (as in, cut the fabric all the way to bind the quilt) in just a few days? WOW.

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