Tuesday, June 5, 2012

A Picture Post: The Slice and Dice Quilt

Today a more detailed post of my Add it Up Variation Quilt using a liberated Slice and Dice technique as inspired by Jacquie and Katie's Quilting Modern book.

As you can see I really had a good time using this improvisation technique, piecing and patching at random.  Once I got the hang of the general technique there was no stopping me! 

All solid fabrics used are Robert Kaufman Kona Cottons ~ 
Red (Organic), Orange (Organic), Marigold (Organic), 
Chartreuse, and White.  
For the back of the quilt I have used a leftover piece of - brand new - Orla Kiely Duvet Cover (previously used for the back of the Echo quilt as well as the Flock of Flying Geese Quilt). This is such an amazing design and I have loved incorporating it into my quilts. 


No problems were encountered in quilting the bed sheet or any other part of the rather closely spaced grid.  These closely spaced quilting lines are a lot more forgiving in regard to tucks and puckers than you would think.  Once you've quilted all the lines in one direction (I tend to stitch the vertical - longer - lines first), the second set of stitching lines are done at speed!


Once again I have used a black/white stripe fabric for binding;  this a Japanese import fabric - without selvage description - and a variation in stripe width, more white than black, a perfect balance for this quilt.
Although at first glance this quilt is unlike most of my other quilt projects, I think there is still quite a bit of my usual orderly style represented here including the regular block size, the use of fabric and color, and quilting style.  It's hard to step completely outside of my square and I think I only just crossed the line of improvisation.

My Etsy Store has been updated! 

You can view the listing here:  Slice and Dice Quilt

Thank you for stopping by!
Rita

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20 comments:

  1. Rita - This is a little different for you, but your unique and happy style still shines through. The Slice and Dice Quilt is a thing of beauty. Have a super day!

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  2. Rita, it is really beautiful! I just got the book and can hardly wait to get started on ALL the amazing projects.

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  3. this is just stunning, Rita, I absolutely love it!

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  4. Love your quilts--very inspiring to me. This one is STUNNING. I'm curious about your quilting stitching. Looks like you use a fairly long stitch. I'd love to know your thoughts on the actual quilting.

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  5. Love your quilt! I have a couple of modern quilts to do on my project list. I just need to be brave! LOL

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  6. Love it! Having another quilt from that fab duvet is lots of fun, too! I love your crafty ways :-D

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  7. Gorgeous quilt. I just stumbled on your site looking for more improvised quilt inspiration. It's my favorite way to quilt. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Hi Rita, do you use a long arm for quilting or your sewing machine? I love your work, very inspiring!

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  9. I am NOT a quilt person (I'm a knitter, truth be told) but I think this might be the most amazing, wonderful, fabulous quilt I've ever seen. Contemplating buying it on Etsy... it's tremendously beautiful and SO modern, SO clean, SO asymmetrical. Really, it's just fantastic. Thanks for sharing your art!

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  10. I love your style - many of us are still striving to find ours - and I think it's always wonderful to see how you interpret traditional and contemporary designs in your own special way.

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  11. Liberating Rita. Love the back. Very mod!

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  12. Rita, I love your quilts. I started following you a few months ago when I stumbled upon your Echo quilt. What threads & needle to you use when you quilting with sheet backings anything different? I'm just learning and your blog has been an inspiration. Thank you!

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  13. Your quilt is fabulous! Wow!

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  14. this is spectacular! and now i REALLY want that book!

    (and the backing is great! i use vintage sheets all the time and i very very rarely come across one with a super tight weave like people warn about, and really, it's just like sewing with batiks, that's all!)

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  15. I love everything about this quilt. Just finished one simiular in black and white with a little red thrown in for good measure. Thanks to your quilt, I now know how I'm going to quilt it. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  16. I especially like the way one green strip becomes part of the border, and the wide black and white stripe which adds a focal point.

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  17. I LOVE the quilting on this...once again you have produced a beautiful product!

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