Friday, May 11, 2012

An Indian Summer Quilt

It's that time again!
A finished quilt and a reflection of the gorgeous Autumn weather we've enjoyed this week, although I hear it will be short-lived with much cooler conditions expected to arrive just in time for the weekend.


As you can see I've had a wonderful time not only with the fabric selection process but also with the quilting of this quilt.  I started by stitching the vertical lines just over a 1/2 inch apart and then continued on to also quilt horizontal lines, thereby creating a crisscross of parallel lines.   I wish I could easily convey to you the lovely texture and drape of this quilt created by the dense quilting grid.


For the back of the quilt I have used one of my favorite prints from the Flea Market Fancy Legacy Reprint fabric collection :: Leaf & Dot in Grey :: by Denyse Schmidt.  The grey complements the tone and feel of the quilt and is further completed by the use of grey/white stripe fabric for binding (From Little Things by Sarah Fielke).
This one is all about the fabrics, the colors, and the quilting. I have thoroughly enjoyed working from stash to create this quilt!  As usual, I have updated my Etsy Store.  The listing for this quilt can been can be found here:  Modern and Colorful Patchwork Quilt.  SOLD

Thank you for stopping by!
Rita
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28 comments:

  1. Love it, love all those fabrics together. I'm working on something rectangular at the moment, but very scrappy.

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  2. Another lovely quilt, Rita. I really like that you included some liberty fabrics. What a pleasure this one must have been to piece and quilt!!

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  3. Love the colors and love the quilting!

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  4. I love the colors, I love the grid quilting and I always, always love the striped binding! www.paperstarfish.prettyposies.com

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  5. There is always something so soothing about grid quilting. The quilt from start to finish looks very well made.

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  6. LOOOOVE the gray striped binding!! <3

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  7. LOve it! Fabric and the quilting is fabulous! Amazing!

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  8. Really beautiful. All the grey fabrics in the FMF line are my most favorites!

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  9. That quilt is really beautiful. It's name could also be Finnish summer Forest. Like forests are at this time of the year, so fresh green and a hint of water between the trees

    kind regards From Finland

    Soile

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  10. beautiful fabrics!! real summer!
    hugs from Russia
    Masha

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  11. Beautiful - I think this might be my favourite of all the quilts you share with us. Sorry, 2nd favourite, as I still drool over your Flea Market Fancy Progress III quilt. Have you had that one quilted yet, and if so, are you going to show us how it looks quilted?

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  12. Hello everyone is talking bout their fabric stash, may we see yours ??? I bet it is colorful!IzzyR

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  13. Those fabrics are just so yummy!

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  14. Mean, one has to be quick like a bunny if they want to purchase one of your beauties. Such a beautiful quilt and I love the pattern. Is that pattern you made up on the fly or one that you followed? I love the simplicity of it and would like to replicate it if possible.

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  15. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL, and my favourite colours too!

    Judi

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  16. Love love love this quilt ~ such wonderful colors ~ so soothing. It would be so nice for our weather over here, it being a really cool Spring.

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  17. It seems to me that everything you touch turns golden. Another beautiful one!

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  18. Truly beautiful! Love the crisscross quilting. Do you machine bind all your quilts? I read your tutorial and it looks more than 2.25 also but it is probably just me!
    I'm amazed just how fast you put quilts out too! I'm so slow!

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  19. I really like your color choices here, the quilting is very nice also.

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  20. That is so cute, I love the colors and will have to try quilting like that sometime, probably on something smaller. Very nice!!

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  21. What a gorgeous quilt! I love the colour combination! It's a shame it's sold already *sigh* =D

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  22. I am in love with the backing fabric!!!

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  23. Lovely. It hasn't warmed up here at all. I wish it would seeing it is meant to be our summer time in Ireland!

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  24. Lovely quilt. Since I am in the spring part of the world it looks more "Spring" than "Fall". Looks like a great picnic quilt. And the extra amount of quilting only enhances the effect! Thanks for sharing.

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  25. Hi Rita,
    I love the greens and blues in this quilt, it's gorgeous!
    I appreciate that you're very busy, but I wanted to pick your brains. I was just wondering if you ever have issues with puckering when you sew cross hatch/perpendicular quilting lines like you have with this quilt?
    I'm having big issues with it and I'm not sure why...
    Do you have any suggestions?
    Thanks,
    Abbe

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  26. This quilt just makes me smile -- such HAPPY colors!

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