Friday, August 3, 2012

Bloomsbury Gardens in Progress

I was a little undecided on what to do with my bundle of Bloomsbury Gardens fabric but eventually decided to go with a traditional design to highlight the beautiful colors and in particular the gorgeous floral prints.


I have alternated a printed fabric square with a Snow Ball Block.   It was really easy and relaxing sewing although I had some issues pressing the little triangles.  It took a little more than usual effort to persuade the seams to be pressed into a crisp clean lines.  More steam!  


However, the quilt top came together really beautifully and any doubts that I'd had about the layout and the effect soon disappeared.  I have used Robert Kaufman Kona WHITE as a background fabric.


Next up:  backing, basting, quilting, binding!  It's going to be another busy weekend.

Thank you for stopping by,
Rita

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25 comments:

  1. Really beautiful. I love the scrappy snowball blocks!

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  2. So beautiful Rita, can't wait to get some of this fabric too!

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  3. Fresh and Gorgeous as usual Rita. It's tiring just watching it all appear on my computer screen.

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  4. Really really beautiful! As you said a great simple pattern has highlighted those beautiful fabrics.

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  5. Wow Rita - you are a true genius and such an inspiration!

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  6. Stuning! I love Liberty and can't wait to try out the new fabrcs.

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  7. Now this is a collection I can't wait to get my hands on!

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  8. I'm not a fan of floral prints but I truly like your quilt. Great result and pics.

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  9. Lovely as usual Rita. All your quilts are so fresh and crisp looking. What kind of set up do you have for photography? How do you light etc?

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  10. What a gorgeous collection AND a gorgeous quilt! Thank you for sharing!!!

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  11. The pattern and the fabrics together look gorgeous! It's very eye catching =D

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  12. rita, to get the triangles flat, use a tailor clapper. it is a piece of heavy wood, usually oak. you put heat and steam on the seam, and then "clap" the tailor clapper on it, and press hard. it forces all the heat and steam into the seam, and makes is extra flat. that is what tailors used on the lapels of men's suits, to make them crisp and professional looking. i have used mine about 20 years and really like it. i liked the contrast of the bright white fabric with the colorful fabrics. great choice! - mary :)

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  13. Beautiful use of the florals! It reminded of a lattice trellis with flowers growing all over it! I was wondering what size the squares are, for a sense of scale?

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  14. I'm not sure if I would have been excited about this fabric - but - Wow! Look what you did with it! I love it.

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  15. I'm not sure if I would have been excited about this fabric - but - Wow! Look what you did with it! I love it.

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  16. Oh my goodness, it's magnificent.

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  17. Awesome quilt! Did you have a particular order for the fabrics in the snowball blocks or did you just go for it? I always get hung up on the color arrangement, even when I promise myself not to!

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  18. Thank you for all the inspiration you give me. I love the colours you use, and I love your different projects. I have to try more of it, if, eh...when I have time.

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  19. i'm a big fan of liberty fabrics - i've been hoarding them like a mad woman for a while now - think i might have to get them out and make them shine is as simple way as you have - too gorgeous!

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  20. They really look like a pile of snowballs in that crumpled up picture.

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