Monday, December 5, 2011

Summer Rain ~ A Finished Quilt

A second finished custom quilt!


This is Part 2 of a custom order (see all of the details of Part 1 here).  My customer's brief was simple enough; two quilts for teenage girls ~ sisters, happy and colorful, but not the same. Other than that I was given full creative license, which truly is the most wonderful and uninhibited way to work for a customer.


I love that these quilts are so obviously a set and have a certain RPQ look about them, and yet they are so different, readily distinguishable by their color palettes.


Working on these quilts has served as a reminder that fabric and color play are my true love and that I should perhaps more often work with my awesome fabric stash.


Instead of outlining the seam lines I have quilted this second quilt with a cross-hatch; stitching diagonal lines from edge to edge through each of the squares in both directions. 


I could not resist a black and white stripe binding for this second quilt!  This striped fabric never fails to please the eye.  I am not sure if there is another fabric that works wonders for almost any quilt edge quite like this one.


Ready for shipping!

I am already pondering my next project ...

Rita

30 comments:

  1. They both look amazing, Rita, although I love the cool coloured one just a little bit more!!! You must have the most fabulous stash!!

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  2. Fantastic quilts, love the stripes.

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  3. I love the colours of this quilt; blue and green always a favorite of mine. I've just counted all the projects you have finished this year (sorry I'm an accountant, can't help it) and you are well over 50. How do you do it? Do you ever sleep :).

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  4. These are beautiful. I'd like to be one of the lucky recipients!!!

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  5. I love these 2 quilts - but maybe I favour the reds and yellows. And yes, the striped binding really sets them off. thanks for the great tip from someone who is just learning !!

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  6. I love these and the stripey bindings. Your customer will be thrilled!

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  7. What a gorgeous stack of finished quilt deliciousness!

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  8. I love the colors on the two quilts. And I'm betting the sisters will love the subtle similarities between the two.

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  9. Such beauties! Pure RPQ!!!! :)

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  10. great job!! these quilts are wonderful!!!

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  11. Both lovely. Your trademark fresh and clean look to the colours and the superb quilting. Your customer will be thrilled.

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  12. "RPQ look about them" indeed. I love them both.

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  13. So beautiful and a perfect RPQ set!

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  14. Lovely Rita - there are certainly 2 lucky girls awaiting Christmas!

    Christine xo

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  15. Gorgeous as usual! I love your color combos.

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  16. Gorgeous! You are always an inspiration!

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  17. Oh, that last shot is just perfect! These are going to be some seriously loved quilts!!

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  18. What beautiful quilts! Two lucky sisters. The quilts are sisters as well. Alike, but different. You could not have done better!

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  19. I agree the quilts are sisters and SEW beautiful in color, as well. The bindings bring the quilt together with the design and color pattern. Great job on these two quilts.

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  20. where do you get your stripey binding?? love it!

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  21. Your quilts are so nice! Love this pattern and the colors you have chosen.

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  22. These quilts are both so gorgeous Rita! I simply cannot choose which one I prefer. Merry Christmas!! xx

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