Tuesday, June 26, 2012

[workinprogress]


Three weeks of school holidays have started at RPQ House, it couldn't have come soon enough.  The lack of scheduled activities is a blessing, and the teens take to it like ducks to water.  In keeping with the relaxed atmosphere I've uncluttered my mind by keeping my next quilt project uber simple.  


Just squares.  I still love creating simple patchwork quilts with a focus on the fabric.  Choosing the right fabrics was rather time consuming, but I absolutely LOVE this part.  My fabric stash was turned upside down and inside out in search of the right fabrics.  A giant fabric mountain .....


A catalog of some of my favorite fabrics - including cotton, cotton/linen blends, hand screen printed, many Japanese imports, text fabrics, dots (lots of dots), Orla Kiely reclaimed fabric, as well as many standard quilting cottons  that are no longer available.

Rita

21 comments:

  1. it is beautiful in it's scrappy simplicity.

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  2. i love it. and just one time, rita, you should photograph your mess. i almost don't believe you made one!

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  3. I love the scrappy look!! Hey, Rita, are you going to be sad when you use that last piece of Katie Jump Rope? I think I would be!

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  4. I am in love with this and I just love your idea! I have been saving my Katie Jump Rope and Kerchief Girls for something special. I love the idea of using my favorites for a wonderful quilt like yours. I also love the touches of white. Makes it all pop. May I ask you what size you cut your blocks? I am going to make a king size! I thought maybe 5 inches for a King but would love to know what you think as I love all you do! I loved making your Quilters Palette Quilt, such a great pattern and it is now hanging in my sewing room. Thanks!

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  5. I love how all the fabrics work together. I can't wait to see this finished.

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  6. How do you do that?! You included turquoise, red, apple green, yellow and orange, but it still comes out reading as "light"! Simply gorgeous.

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  7. Lovely! And I would like to see a pic of your mess too! Your piecing is so neat, it's difficult to believe you have a mess!!

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  8. This is beautiful and I really like quilts that show off the fabric like this. Choosing the fabric is my favourite part of the whole quilt process. Lovely :)

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  9. Oh, doesn't this look LUSH!! I love it that it has a white base. Very fresh and summery!
    Esther.

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  10. Perfect in all ways!!!! And yes, a MESS photo would be relished here as well!!!!

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  11. The scrappy look is awesome! Thanks for posting and reminding us that simple projects every once and a while are a good brain refresher!

    - Katie Fleming
    Kate Michelle Designs

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  12. As always your fabric choices are beautiful. I love the squares too as the pattern choice.

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  13. I just love your quilts Rita. This one looks simple for the newbies to do. Your influence on me is more than you realize. I've been uninterested in sewing for a month now, since we moved. But you cheer me up and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Now I want to quilt again. Thank You.

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  14. I just love your scrappy quilts! Even though you use so many different fabrics it still looks like it all belongs together! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Sounds like a very interesting mix of fabrics and prints! Love the quilt so far! So bright and colourful =D

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  16. That fabric mountain was worth it, lovely!

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  17. Always inspiring! Love the quilt and how you put it together.

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  18. What an enchanting choice of fabrics! I can't wait to see it quilted!

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  19. It is so pretty and fresh! I love the choice of color and print.

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