Friday, April 20, 2012

Lifesavers Quilt - A Picture Post

It's been go go go this week.  No stopping that sewing machine until it's all done.
Lifesavers Quilt ~ measures 46 inches x 46 inches.
Mind you, I don't consider playing around with fabric and sitting behind the sewing machine hard work.  It's a pleasure really and consider myself lucky with my lot.


As I sew I am usually accompanied by either music or TV/DVD.  This week saw a re-play of the UK TV series Downton Abbey.  Definitely no hardship.


For the back of the quilt (as pictured above) I have used a single Michael Miller print which nicely complements the colors and tones of the quilt top.  The quilt is quilted with a grid of straight lines:  vertical, horizontal as well as diagonal lines to intersect in the middle of each block.  Lots of quilting.
I was tempted to use my go-to black/white stripe binding fabric for this quilt, however I don't like being too predictable and so chose a red/white stripe fabric instead.  It's not too far outside of my comfort zone.  The red/white stripe fabric is from Simply Sweet by Barbara Jones of QuiltSoup for Henry Glass.

I have updated my Etsy Store.  You can check out the listing here:  Lifesavers Quilt  SOLD

Thank you for stopping by,

22 comments:

  1. gorgeous, I already saw it on etsy. I just love the bright colors!!

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  2. Another beautiful quilt - well done!

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  3. Wow, that was some eye candy that I needed.

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  4. Oh Rita its GORGEOUS! I love how the blocks look set on point!

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  5. Its beautiful Rita. Love the binding.

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  6. Its beautiful Rita. Love the binding.

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  7. Simply lovely as usual!! Thanks for sharing the quilt with us.

    Cheers!
    Rachel
    Scrapendipity Designs

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  8. Simple blocks, but so beautifully done! Especially those fussy cut chevron ones!

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  9. Quilting an Downton Abbey at the same time...lovely!

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  10. I love your choice of fabrics -- I always do!! I think the red stripe binding was a great choice. Quilting and watching Downton at the same time sounds like heaven to me.

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  11. I really love this quilt, especially the blocks made with the RB Chevron fabric--brilliant!

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  12. Looks great! Love the finish! =D

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  13. Awesome and the binding is just beautiful.Great job!!

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  14. WOW!!! Looks fabulous!!! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  15. I love the squares with the red/white chevrons! Makes me want to go buy some fabric like that and play with designs!

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  16. One of my favourite blocks - yours is fantastic!

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  17. Gorgeous quilt Rita. Love the colours.

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  18. Love your quilt and love Downton Abby.

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  19. Great colours and wonderful quilt. I'm Downton Abbey fan, too :D

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  20. Rita, hope you don't mind but you were great inspiration for a quilt I recently made.

    http://www.jonbarclay.com/2012/07/chevron-quilt.html

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