Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Brrr! A Polar Bear Quilt

In January Laurie Wisbrun sent me a fine selection of her yet to be released fabric collection Brrr! which I have previously posted about in Sunday Stash #126.


I have had some time to think about how best to work these adorable prints and decided to keep it simple and make a feature of the polar bears by careful fabric placement.  The polar bears are so delightful ~ I love them!

Rather than using the standard RPQ white background fabric this time I have chosen a solid grey fabric for contrast.  The grey background fabric is Freespirit Designer Solids in Nugray.


I have used up some of the leftover fabric scraps to piece a patchwork panel and add some interest to the back of the quilt.  Fussy cutting fabric can otherwise be very wasteful of fabric and what better way to use these scraps than for piecing a quilt back?


A solid red binding seemed like a great way to frame this quilt and matches perfectly with the splashes of red in the quilt.  I have used Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton in Rich Red for binding fabric.

I have listed this quilt in my Etsy Store.  For all the details and more pictures check out the Etsy Listing here:  Red Pepper Quilts - Etsy.  SOLD

 

More stitching ahead!
Rita


Brrr!  by Laurie Wisbrun for Robert Kaufman will be available for purchase in June 2012.

18 comments:

  1. I'm thinking I need to adjust my RK order and get some more. This is a nice quilt to show off the prints.

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  2. Fabulous - print AND quilt!

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  3. You have presented it beautifully, and I LOVE the red binding.

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  4. Gorgeous! And I absolutely love the quilting.

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  5. Those bears are so cute, I think this is my fave Brrr quilt I've seen - setting them against the grey breaks up the Christmas-sy-ness of them. I really like it :)

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  6. Your way with color and pattern are simply amazing!

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  7. I have got to have some of that red with the white doily circles. Love how you used the bears.

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  8. I love this line I'll definitely be getting some for the holiday's.

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  9. Love it! The grey and the fussy polars really make it sing!

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  10. absolutely adorable! well done!

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  11. The grey is stunning - really sets off the prints. Love the binding as well.

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  12. This is really beautiful. The grey makes the other colours pop!

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  13. Love those fabrics!! Love the quilt. Great work!!!=D

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  14. Your quilt is fabulous. Love the fussy cut bears. The grey was such a refreshing addition. LOVE IT!!! I feel the same about all your quilts. You have a way of making the most of the fabric to really make them amazing.

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  15. Love this Rita!! As always, your quilts are outstanding. The fussy cutting is perfect to show case the prints and I heart the coordinates you selected!!

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  16. Love it! That fabric is awful cute! And I like the plain red binding - very sharp!

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  17. Love the quilt and your quilting with the 3 lines! Very very nice.

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