Friday, January 27, 2012

The Labyrinth Quilt and Quilt Pattern!

They say to strike while the iron is hot, and so I did.  Just like that a new quilt and quilt pattern has emerged from this week's creative burst!  I think it may be something to do with the relaxed holiday mood, but rest assured that is soon to come to an end.


The new quilt and pattern has been called the Labyrinth Quilt Pattern,
a name which requires no further explanation.


I have really enjoyed working with these boldly graphic and colorful prints (especially the larger scale dots and circles) and have been pleasantly surprised by the overall balance of the colors.


Whilst piecing blocks I was itching to introduce several more colors (particularly green!) but showed restrained and kept myself to the bundle of fabrics as gifted.



I have quilted the Labyrinth Quilt with minimal straight lines, although this doesn't represent minimum time and effort.   With 48 stitching lines each 65 inches long that would amount to 3120 inches or almost 80 meters of slow stitching and quilt wrangling.  I like the numbers thing!


And more stripey binding.  This time a grey stripe from Sarah Fielke's fabric collection "From Little Things."

To create your own Labyrinth Quilt you can find the quilt pattern in my Etsy Store.  The pattern is comprehensive and includes step by step tutorials, including photographic images for piecing and pressing seam allowances for all of the patchwork units and sashings that make up this quilt.

The listing for the Labyrinth Quilt Pattern (pdf file) can be found in my Etsy Store:  HERE.   All Red Pepper Quilts Patterns purchased through Etsy are available for immediate download from your Etsy Account.

All Red Pepper Quilts Patterns (pdf files) are now also available here:

Thank you for stopping by!  I am stepping away from the sewing machine this weekend; the knitting needles are calling!

Rita

35 comments:

  1. Lovely pattern - really does have a labyrinthe feel to it! Does one achieve a sense of tranquility while piecing the pattern - like walking a labyrinthe? Thanks for sharing!

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  2. It's a striking pattern and I love the colors. I'm glad you showed "restraint" and stuck with those colors, very pretty.

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  3. Rita - I didn't think I liked that block until you put them together! It's beautiful!!!

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  4. Nice quilt. It reminds me of the Japanese X and + pattern.

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  5. I like very much this quilt and the binding is...perfect!!

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  6. Great quilt. I wasn't sure about that block at first. I like it now that I see it all put together. Do you use a walking foot for your straight line quilting?

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  7. Wow, beautiful! I pinned this to my sewing board, I want to try this one eventually, someday. I seriously don't know how you find the time to create so many beautiful quilts!

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  8. Oh I love the way it turned out! I've been staring at my pile of the new Amy Butler Lark fabrics and wondering what to do with all those massive and crazy florals, and I think something like this is just the ticket!

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  9. Oh my goodness, this quilt is adorable! The colors and fabrics are perfect!

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  10. Again, your eye for color and arrangements is amazing. How many of the fat quarters did you use to make this? I have those colors in my stash but i don't think I have that many of each. (I know the pattern probably says, but I need to wait to buy the pattern if I don't already have the fabric.)

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  11. OH WOW! I woke up to seeing this in my google reader, first thoughts "Damn, I said I wouldn't start any new projects yet." I'm not going to be able to resist making this one.....thank you for such inspiration! Always love to read your blog.

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  12. Such a stunner. Love it.

    Practicalquilts.blogspot.com

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  13. Beautifully done, as always. This is particularly striking!

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  14. Fantastic Rita! Love the bold fabrics and the pattern you chose. They are a match made in heaven.

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  15. The Bold... and The Beautiful, Rita.

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  16. The Bold... and The Beautiful, Rita.

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  17. Love it - wonderful fabrics. Wierdly I have just finished a quilt based on the same block, but completely different to yours!

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  18. That is absolutely beautiful...and great call on the quilting, a perfect compliment to the block pattern and the geometric prints. Brava!

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  19. Great pattern...love the fabrics.

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  20. Lovely, reminds me a bit of the cogs and wheel pattern by Denyse Schmidt. Love your color choices.

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  21. Wow - what a knock out! ; ) looks like giant flowers. I love the blue in there...

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  22. Purchased pattern. Love it! Next challenge.

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  23. It's amazing how different a quilt block can look using different colours and placing the white squares in a different way. I have just made the same quilt. Love the block.

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