Tuesday, May 29, 2012

A Neutral Study ~ A Finished Quilt

And a Picture Post.
I have absolutely loved working with (what is for me) a limited color palette and I am quietly pleased with how it has turned out.  This quilt has a classy feel about it but also a little rustic in a homely kind of way.  


The "neutrals" in this instance include many shades of white, cream, beige and grey fabrics; all quality Robert Kaufman Kona Cottons as well as gorgeous Oakshott Cottons for texture and further variation in hue.    The layout is a basic log cabin design - alternating light and dark fabric placement.


The quilting design is simple; straight lines - vertical, horizontal as well as diagonal - creating an intersecting grid of lines which doesn't overwhelm the quilt but still adds interest.


For binding I have used a black and white stripe fabric, although it is not my standard "go to" binding fabric.  This stripe fabric is Lines White from the Word Play collection by Michele D'Amore (Benartex), a narrow and irregular black stripe on a white background that complements the hushed tone of this quilt.


If I had to choose a favorite part of this quilt it is quite possibly the section of solid red binding in the bottom right hand corner.  And by chance the placement of this section of bright color is perfectly balanced. 

As usual I have updated my Etsy Store.  You can find the listing here:  Modern yet Colorful Patchwork Quilt.  

Thank you for stopping by,
Rita
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29 comments:

  1. This is probably my favourite of all your gorgeous quilts. The muted palette, the understated striped binding with its splash of red, and enough quilting to add 'quiet' texture, all adds up to perfection in my opinion.

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  2. I absolutely love it Rita. it has worked out just perfectly and as you say that splash of red on the binding is just genius!

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  3. Loving how you quilted this, Rita. You so often come up with subtle, yet beautiful quilting patterns. So inspiring!

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  4. Just perfect Rita - love that red binding too. What backing fabric did you use this time?

    thanks for sharing as always,

    Christine x

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  5. Fantastic! I do love that bit of red binding too.

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  6. I love how this turned out! What is the finished size on this quilt? -- I'm trying to figure out how you got it done so fast.

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  7. Loved seeing this on Instagram and now here too! What a beautiful quilt! :)

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  8. That is one gorgeous quilt! Lovely design, and really wonderful fabric placement. Kudos!

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  9. I love it! We have had some "low volume" quilts in guild lately and I love the subtlety so much I've been making a runner. My low volume or neutral runner is a little more like your quilt though it has some big pops of color which makes the design so bold.

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  10. You always give us something pretty to look at!
    Smiles~Beth

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  11. Lovely! Now to figure out a way to do the same red binding trick on a quilt or too!

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  12. Super beautiful neutral quilt! I love the striped binding, too!

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  13. Amazing quilt! Love the neutral tones and little splashes of colour =D

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  14. I love it! Less is more (sometimes)...

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  15. Awesome.Quilt,designs and fabrics choice.perfect!

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  16. i love the straight line quilting you do! doesn't distract from the bright colors and pattern.

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  17. Rita I think that quilt is one of your best!

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  18. Wow, that is such a lovely soothing looking quilt with just the right amount of colour. I really love your straight line quilting, always looks perfect!

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  19. Love the quilt, and the binding is perfect.

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  21. Hey Rita, I've been following along via Instagram and I just loooove this quilt. So gorgeous and fresh, would be perfect as a gift to new parents with modern tastes! Thanks for sharing!

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  22. I know this is a late comment, but this is one of my new favorites of your recent quilts. Quietly stunning!

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  23. So beautiful! I'd love to know the names of the cream honeycomb fabric, and the fabric with what seems to be red lotus roots stamped on it, if you know them! So inspiring, thank you!

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  24. So beautiful! I'd love to know the names of the plae honeycomb fabric, and the fabric with what seems to be red lotus roots stamped on it, if you know them. So inspiring, thank you!

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  25. Just beautiful!!! sylvia

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  26. WOW!!!!!! I have been so attracted to solids & have wanted to make a quilt w/solids but haven't yet... This is captivating, thanks for sharing!

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