Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Bloomsbury Gardens ~ A Finished Quilt

Happy Tuesday!
And a finished quilt.  I have loved working with the Bloomsbury fabric collection and I think this traditional patchwork design ~ alternating a snowball block with a plain block ~ is perfect for showing off the rather pretty paisley and floral prints. 

Bloomsbury Gardens Quilt ~ Finished Size 52 inches x 60 inches
I admit I am not usually taken by dainty floral prints but this collection might see a change in my fabric stashing habits.  I think I need to keep my eye out for small scale prints, in particular eclectic floral prints in a range of modern colors/designs.

For the back of the quilt I have used a solid off-white fabric as well as a panel of patchwork using some of my leftover Bloomsbury squares.   The back of the quilt also clearly details the quilting grid.  The quilting lines echo the seam lines of the patchwork "stars" that can been seen in the quilt top.


For a change, and because I didn't have sufficient yardage of any of these prints, I have pieced a scrappy quilt binding.  This, much to my surprise,  I do like!  And although I'd rather not jinx it by telling you, I usually have much luck with the more bulky binding seams rarely falling at the corner of the quilt, even for this quilt with more than 9 joins.

I have updated my Etsy Store.  You'll find the listing for this quilt here:  Modern Patchwork Quilt ~ Bloomsbury Gardens   SOLD


Thank you for stopping by,
Rita

Relevant Links:
Bloomsbury Gardens ~ A Quilt in Progress
Bloomsbury Gardens ~ A Liberty Lifestyle Collection

40 comments:

  1. It`s just beautiful!!
    I like joint print fabrics with solids.

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  2. Your straight line quilting is always so gorgeous! Have you ever done a quilting tutorial on straight line quilting? Beautiful quilt! I love the pieced part on the back.

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  3. You are so talented, the quilt is gorgeous! I LOVE following you on instagram too, I'm clkh55 :)

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  4. I love your quilts, but you work too fast for me. I don't manage to sew as fast as you do. I'd like to do this quilt, but I first have to go on with my butterfly quilt.

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  5. This is another beautiful quilt. The binding is perfect. I often get a join at a corner so I either have to start planning where to start better or I need to continue to struggle with the corner thing. I ususally have success by removing the batting in the corner.

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  6. This may be my favorite quilt that you've made so far. Absolutely gorgeous. How did you decide which of the prints to use? sdorsey@psln.com

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  7. Another gorgeous creation! Pinned it.

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  8. Rita, it's awesome! Definitely my favorite of yours so far.

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  9. A gorgeous finish! The binding is very effective =D

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  10. So Lovely! This one won't last long. So inspiring. Made my first butterfly yesterday, :)

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  11. Great design for the fabrics. A very lovely quilt.

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  12. This.is.gorgeous. No wonder it sold so quickly. You are truly a fabric artist!

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  13. This is so pretty. I love your work. Have you ever thought about a book?

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  14. I absolutely love this Rita! Officially on my *must do* list now.

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  15. Very pretty! I have a whole stash of little florals ; )

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  16. I love the quilt. Very pretty.

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  17. Never been a fan of this fabric till now. Beautiful!

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  18. That is stunning! I am really excited for the Liberty Lifestyle fabric! I love what you did with it! I know you are swamped with comments and questions, but is the Liberty available for purchase in Oz?

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  19. Lovely quilt...can't wait for this range to be available :)

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  20. This has to be one of my favourites of your creations. Just beautiful and I especially love the scrappy binding, the perfect finishing touch!

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  21. Completely gorgeous Rita!! Love it all - the amazing front, I love the plain blocks on the back, and I looooove the scrappy binding. Gorgeous. It's no surprise it was snapped up so quickly!! Cat.

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  22. Your quilts are wonderful Rita. This one is especially nice. I love the snowballs. A beauty for sure.

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  23. What a beautiful quilt - wonderful job! I love scrappy bindings. :)

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  24. My favorite quilt....ever.....beautiful!

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  25. This is beautiful Rita, fresh and lovely.

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  26. Delightful quilt! Will you have a pattern available with yardages?

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  27. What a lucky person that managed to purchase this beautiful quilt.

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