Monday, September 17, 2012

[workinprogress]

Saturday, Sunday and Monday in pictures ...


I have had a wonderful time on the weekend digging through both my stash and scrap bin, creating huge piles of messed up fabric.  My search was for just the right prints to create the vision of a quilt that has been whizzing around in my head.  Something "low volume" but with a hint of color and definitely scrappy, very scrappy.


It feels like I am on the right path.  It's definitely scrappy, and I have included a wide variety of fabric designs, styles and fabric types, including hand screen printed, vintage (reclaimed bed linens), Japanese imports,  feedsack fabric, as well linen, and modern quilting cottons.


I finished sewing the quilt top on Sunday evening, but promptly decided that bigger would indeed be better.  So, today was spent going through my fabric stash once again, cutting more squares and re-jigging the layout.  


An usually productive weekend!

For now ... it's back to my design floor.
Rita

23 comments:

  1. Pretty pretty! Can't wait to see it completed.

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  2. Oh my gosh I had the same vision in my head but haven't started it yet. Can't wait to see you finished quilt. Love it so far.

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  3. I love this scrappy look. You're som clever.

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  4. Looking forward to seeing what you've done as I am involved in a low volume swap right now.
    Happy stitching ; )

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  5. Can't wait to see this one quilted. it looks so cuddly already!

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  6. So fresh and airy! This is going to be wonderful!!

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  7. Digging into your scrap pile must be inspiring. I am interested to see how well text, Japanese Kawaii and vintage sheets sit alongside each other.

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  8. your stash/scrap pile is mindboggling. i want to BE you. haha!

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  9. Red Pepper your blog brightens our day with all that lovely color.

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  10. Wow you sure know how to make fabric look good =D

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  11. So pretty. Love all the fabrics.

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  12. Oooh, I love it!
    You've nailed the low volume look I think!

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  13. You do have a wonderful eye for fabrics and value. How beautiful! I love the quirky assortment and the overall feel.

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  14. i am really into low volume right now as well. i just love it. beautiful quilt rita..but all of yours are. i have no idea how you turn these out so quickly. i need you to come to my house and straighten me out!

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  15. This is amazing! I can't wait to see it when it's done!

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  16. What a fabulous quilt. Love the gentle colours and all the different fabrics. It's low volume but so much prettier than others I have seen as there are more interesting colours and designs in the fabrics. Your scrap bins must be a sight to behold. Any change of seeing photos of them one of these days?

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  17. Gentle is the word that comes to mind...and there it is in the post above from Linda. Good old collective consciousness.

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  18. Fun, fun - my idea of low volume exactly!
    Hugs - Lurline!

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  19. You prolly won't see this as you are doing a giveaway and lots of comments to read but I gotta tell ya anyways LOL Clicked on a pinterest link to quilts (haven't really paid any attention to pinterest before) and several pictures were there. One just popped off the page and I thought "oh, that is Red Pepper Quilts" Sure enuf, it was. You have such a 'signature' way with your pictures. And they always bring me pleasure. So--THANKS!

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  20. It's SOO pretty! What size are the squares?

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  21. This quilt top is lovely! It has finally sold me on the idea of low volume quilts. Your "hint of color" makes it so bright and cheerful!

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