Thursday, September 22, 2011

Stripes

I've made good progress with my Peacock Lane quilt.  I pieced the quilt backing last night and then pushed on to also baste the quilt sandwich and have it ready for quilting for today:  bobbins wound,  new needle inserted, and machine oiled. 


With an early start today my mission was accomplished!   The quilting is finished and I was even able to decide upon a binding fabric after quite some auditioning.   Now, I have on hand quite a collection of striped fabric, and after searching through my stash for just the right fabric I came to the realization that I do really love those stripes in all manner of styles and colors:


Is there such a thing as too many stripes?  No, I think not. 


I also have a fine selection of black and white stripes varying in width of stripe so that each design creates a very different visual effect.

Back to binding my quilt ...
Rita

32 comments:

  1. Love those stripes - especially the Black and White (must be my Collingwood "blood"!!)

    Do you zigzag your quilt top before binding - is that what I can see in your photo? Am about to bind my first quilt top, using your tutorial too!!

    bye for now
    Christine xo

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  2. There's no such thing as too many stripes! =)
    Love your striped stash, I'm drooling all over my keyboard over here. ^^

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  3. I love your stripes they really do finish your quilts off to a T!

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  4. Thank you!

    Christine: I do zig zag around the edge of the quilt after it has been trimmed back (after quilting). It helps stabilize the edge and also helps to ensure that the quilting lines stay securely in place. When quilting I do stitch back and forth at the quilt edge, but I do like to stitch over them once again after I have trimmed the quilt back.

    Rita

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  5. Christine asked the same queation I had...Thanks for all your online advice. Love your work, and check your blog daily. Have a great day.

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  6. You always have the prettiest quilts!! The colors just pop!

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  7. Get out of here :))))))
    No, there's no such thing as too many strips when you own them. But it surely seems somebody else has too much stripes, you might use some too :)))))

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  8. I think you really like stripes! LOL

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  9. Love that binding and oh, your stripes are dreamy!! xo

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  10. If I wasn't jealous before I definitely am now after seeing all those wonderful striped fabrics.

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  11. I love the stripes and I love polka dots but have been unable to buy any locally. When you make such a purchase, how much of such material do you buy? Thank you.

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  12. Hi Phyllis ~ I purchase stripes and polka dots online but also locally. My local store has a really good range of polka dots. Numerous stripes pictured above are from my local store and are by "A Day in the Country".

    The amount I purchase varies although I almost always have several yards (up to 3) of black/white stripe and white polka dot on a black background on hand as I use these quite frequently. When I find a stripe/dot that I really like I purchase up to a yard.

    Rita

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  13. Oh beautiful borders and bindings to be had!! Somehow in bindings stripes are my favorite.

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  14. I love stripes; but, I'm afraid of them (along with plaids) due to the directional nature of the fabrics. However, I do love me some dots!

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  15. There are never too many stripes! Your stripe quilt that you did (in your banner) is my favourite one of yours ever.

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  16. lovely lovely lovely stripes! can't wait to see your quilt all finished!

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  17. loving the stripe inspiration! they are amazing but they are daunting re quilting, as they are not forgiving. love your stripes, love your style. :)

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  18. Rita,
    Where do you get your quilt labels made? I've been trying to find a place that will make them long and thin like that.

    Thanks!

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  19. You do heve the stripes and they are wonderful! I was very interested to hear the things you do that help you be so productive. Please include more of thes in future posts.

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  20. I adore all those stripes! There is no such thing as too many stripes.

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  21. Love all those stripes. Have you thought of cutting on the bias to angle the stripes?

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  22. Quilted in a day??? Wow, I'm impressed. I love stripes of all varieties, but am partial to the colorful ones.

    Heather

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  23. Stripes really don't get as much love as dots, but they're really super fabulous heros, in my book. Plus, they don't have that "girly" connotation, which some certain males prefer.

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  24. No, there's no such thing as too many stripes - looking forward to seeing the 'reveal' post!

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  25. Yeah for stripes! I love what you do with stripes.

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  26. Is your closet full of stripes? Mine is. I like color and I like a mix of colors, but I'm not a floral person so many of my color mixes are stripes. My poor baby lives in stripes too because that's what I like better than most baby clothes. They look pretty good in quilts too!

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  27. I am so jealous...love ALL your stripes!
    Smiles~Beth

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  28. I'm a polka dot girl myself. But seeing your stripes all out on display like that....showing off their fancy widths and boasting about their binding ability. It made even this die hard dot fan think twice about strips of stripes. I may need to flirt more with stripes. :-)

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  29. I'm loving all those stripes! Jacinta

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  30. Not having p aid much attention to striped fabric prior to this post, You have a ton of stylish stripey fun going on there, Rita. The black and white too are really neat. I m ay have to take a closer look at this stripe situation.

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  31. Stripes are like handbags or shoes, you can NEVER have too many!

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  32. Dots and stripes. I can never get too much of either!

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