Monday, February 6, 2012

St Ives ~ A Finished Quilt

I have worked with Lecien fabric collections on numerous occasions and have always found Lecien prints to be a lovely quality fabric with a nice hand; a soft and light touch.  



St Ives by Sarah Fielke is no exception and I have enjoyed working with just the Cherry color palette.  I have showcased Sarah's prints by keeping the design simple.  The alternating solid fabrics used are Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton Solid in White and Ash.


Instead of using cotton batting I have used a product called Quiltlite.  Quiltlite is a 100% cotton woven fabric similar to a loosely woven flannel fabric.  It is used in the same way as normal batting, sandwiched in between the quilt top and back, and offers a presence of batting without the bulk.


Quiltlite reduces the bulk of the quilt considerably (which makes the task of machine quilting so much less onerous) and means that the quilt is like a thin, light weight blanket, easily folded/stored and therefore very portable.  Great also for use in warmer climates!



I have used Aneela Hoey's Puppy Dog Tails in Cherry for the quilt back and a lime green and white stripe (From Little Things) also by Sarah Fielke to bind the quilt.  The lime green stripe fabric perfectly matches and highlights the splashes of green in the St Ives prints.



Congratulations Sarah on yet another fantastic fabric collection.  Thank you for  the opportunity to work with your fabric!


Thank you for stopping by,
Rita

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23 comments:

  1. oh this is gorgeous! love everything about it and the new type of batting. Love the ash too. x

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  2. What a beautiful quilt - I particularly love the subtle touches of lime green!

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  3. Another fabulous quilt. Interested to hear how you found Quiltlite, too. As you say, a great option for a warmer climate quilt.

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  4. Rita, is this QuiltLite product available in the U.S. and online? Thanks.

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    1. Quiltlite seems to be readily available from several of my local fabric stores, and online also from Australian stores. I tried to find out more details, like manufacturer, without much success, but will be asking the questions when I next go my local store (GJ Discount Fabrics).

      If anyone knows any more Quiltlite product details please feel free to leave any details right here.

      Rita :)

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  5. A reader has sent me the following product details for Quiltlite:

    Vilene Quiltlite
    150cm wide and made by Birch. Product # 070996

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  6. It doesn't seem to be available in the US or Canada, alas. I would love to be proven wrong on this, though!

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  7. Beautiful! Living in South Florida (hot hot hot) I would love to use that in place of batting!

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  8. Another beautiful quilt! Quiltlite sounds like a great product and perfect for summer quilts.

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  9. Beautiful quilt! I am going to try to use the flannel inner lining for drapery. Jo-Ann's carries the Flannel Inner Lining.

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  10. Nice quilt! I had never heard of Quiltlite. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Interesting. I've never heard of Quiltlite. I'm intrigued and will have to look around her ein the U.S. I wonder what the "crinkle" factor is once washed.

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  12. Like all the commenters so far, would love to know where I could get some of that Quiltlite. Any and all info would be appreciated :)

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  13. I live in Sydney Aus and use Quiltlite too...as Rita says... it is thinnish. It drapes well ...I like it more than Flannel and I love to handquilt with it....so easy. Great for our temperate climate.

    Rita, love what you've done with Sarah's Fabrics.

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  14. Superb fabrics and fantastic quilt. Lovely and bright.

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  15. Rita the quilt looks beautiful. Can you please - or anyone else - tell me where I can get the Quilt Lite on line in Australia? I live in rural Victoria and find online shopping very convenient. Thanks.

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  16. Where would I find quiltlite batting??

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    1. I have yet to find an online store outside of Australia that sells Quiltlite.

      Locally there are several stores that sell and currently have Quiltlite in stock including GJ's Discount Fabrics: (http://www.gjsdiscountfabrics.com.au/)

      GJ's happily take phone orders or by email: info@gjsdiscountfabrics.com.au

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  17. love it maybe i could do one of those

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  18. I am hoping to do one of these using similar fabric color combinations as you. I somehow never get the colors quite so right. This is so pretty and it looks simple for an amateur quilter like me.

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  19. Such a bright and happy quilt. Love it!

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  20. I've never heard of the St Ives by Sarah Fielke, I'm so intrigued as I live very near to the - seaside town of St Ives in Cornwall, England :) I wonder if she named it after that :)

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