Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Flea Market Fancy Progress III

My current quilt project has taken some time to complete, but the Flea Market Fancy Quilt top is now finished (and will remain without borders).


The quilt top measures 60.5 inches x 60.5 inches
With 100 paper pieced blocks each measuring 6.5 inches x 6.5 inches.


200 paper pieced units,
800 pieces of fabric,
and many happy hours of stitching.


Once all the blocks were complete the quilt top came together without too much difficulty.   Although all of the corners of each block (the edges of the printed fabrics) were off-grain, I had taken steps to ensure that all of the edges of the white fabric were perfectly on-grain.  Most seams aligned without too much fudging ...


Fabrics used:  Flea Market Fancy  ~  original collection as well as 2012 Legacy Reprint.
Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton in White


I am now wondering if my quilting style suits this quilt (I am concerned that I might ruin it!) and therefore contemplating sending the quilt top to my long arm quilter.

As always, thank you for stopping by,
Rita

Pattern referenceQuilt Revival by Nancy Mahoney.

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66 comments:

  1. It is an absolute visual delight. Spectacular!!

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  2. just absolutely love this!! Love paper piecing and love this fabric range!

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  3. Wow, Rita! It's fantastic! You must have the patience of a saint!

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  4. Wow Rita, it's gorgeous!! Even reading the stats made me tired!! Looks beautiful without borders :)

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  5. Absolutely beautiful! There is no way I could make something like that with only "a little bit of fudging" your points are sharp and perfect!

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  6. You chose a glorious design for that scrumptious fabric Rita! I am not surprised....again! You just keep making amazing quilts.

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  7. Stunning!! Wow!!! I am in awe. This is so amazing Rita!!

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  8. oh my goodness i love this quilt.

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  9. PLEASE tell me that I can Pin this!!????

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  10. WOW, it looks STUNNING! Can't wait to see the finished quilt! I might just be in loooove :):)

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  11. This quilt is fabulous! I love it! And it looks perfectly pieced! Don't you just love paper piecing!?! Everything comes out just right!

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  12. Your quilts take my breath away! Really.

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  13. Beautiful! 200 paper pieced units! I'm impressed!

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  14. I love it. It is beautiful.

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  15. This is beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! I LOVE all of those fabrics together! I am so sad that I missed out on them....I did score about 14 DS prints today at a JOanns an hour away. Of course none are Flea Market-but I do love them!

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  16. ho.ly.cow. it's gorgeous, and HUGE!!!

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  17. This is really stunning, Rita. FMF has some of my favorite colors ever.

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  18. It is stunning. Long arm would be my choice.

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  19. This is fantastic! Your blog and your pinterest pins make me very happy!

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  20. Estou encantada,essa peça é sem dúvida uma obra de arte.PARABÉNs

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  21. Your quilt is amazing! And that Flea Market Fancy fabric just never gets old. Love it!

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  22. Curious how you'll bind and back it? It's a delight for the senses! Thanks!

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  23. Wow is that ever pretty! You have a lot of patience to do that many paper pieced blocks. Great job! K-

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  24. This quilt is gorgeous! I love it so much. This is the quilt that convinced me that I NEED FMF when it comes out later this spring. I even blogged about it!

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  25. Your quilt is just so beautiful...love it!!!
    ~Terry~

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  26. What a fantastic fresh looking quilt. Well done you.

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  27. 200 paper pieced units!!!!!! fantastic! :) I can't imagine....
    perfect work!
    Masha

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  28. That is just awesome - love it! Great job!

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  29. Wow! It's beautiful! Great work!

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  30. Love the quilt, will be interesting to see what how it will be top stitched by your Long arm Quilter.

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  31. Wow. Your quilt is really stunning. Congratulations!

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  32. Does "wonderful" says everything that I want to say ? :D...I looove stars, and these are happy, and slim and so attractive that I might give another chance to paper piecing ;). The top is awesome!
    I have the same problem with the quilting when I like so much a top...afraid that I might ruin it....so , I understand you so well .
    Congratulations for this awesome piece !
    Teodora.

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  33. I love it! I'm enjoying learning how to paper piece and would have to say I'm actually starting to like it more than the traditional way. I usually don't comment but this really is stunning.

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  34. Wow! Abolutely beautiful! What a great quilt!

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  35. You would never ruin anything, but would love to see a duet by Rita and Karen!!!

    Just gorgeous (again!!)

    Christine xo

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  36. That is the finest quilt I have seen in a very long time, absolutely awesome. Wonderful inspiration for paper piecing.

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  37. Well done Rita
    What a great combination of colour and clean, crisp lines. Love the fact that only a short few days ago you thought you only had half the blocks.

    As a fellow Melbournian only just starting to make quilts - I'm cutting my second one - your work is a real inspiration. Thank you
    Fiona

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  38. This really inspires me. Sew beautiful and sew beautifully sewn.

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  39. This turned out so beautiful! Can't wait to see how you will quilt it or get it quilted - I agree - something like this I'd be tempted to send off to the long-armer too!

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  40. Love this block and how it turned out! And those colors are beautiful! Love Love Love.

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  41. This is gorgeous! Great use of the fabric. I can see a lot of different quilting options...

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  42. Beautiful quilt. I love the sharp points of the stars. Are you going to write pattern for this quilt.

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  43. Beautiful quilt. I love the sharp points of the stars. Are you going to write pattern for this quilt.

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  44. I Love it! So perfectly gorgeous xxx

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  45. A real labour of love! I'm curious to see how you will quilt it or have it quilting.

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  46. Good Lord woman!! Spectacular! You have the patience of a saint! Lol

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  47. It is absolutely beautiful Rita. A keeper I hope! Quilting will be interesting. Your eyes change with all the patterns and sided shapes it makes. Depends on where you focus. Divine Rita!

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  48. Another absolutely wonderful quilt Rita. I would be thrilled to quilt it for you!

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  49. To the eyes, every piece is worth it...it is gorgeous...

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  50. This is beautiful - I would love to learn how to make this one!

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  51. This is a beautiful quilt. I would love to learn how to make this!

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  52. That is the prettiest thing I ever did see. I just bought the book on Amazon because I have to make this!

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  53. My mind is seriously blown! This is stunning!!

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  54. Wow, that's amazing!! Beautiful job!

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  55. Gorgeous quilt! Wish I understood the references to grain . . . oh so many things to learn!

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