Friday, September 21, 2012

Low Volume Scrap Quilt ~ A Finished Quilt

I don't easily get attached to my quilts, but this one is a little different.  The eclectic mix of fabrics used for this quilt, both fabric type and style, make my heart sing.  These subtle colors and delicate designs are a combination of my special stashed fabrics; the zealously hoarded kind.  I am however not afraid to use them.


The patchwork squares (all 374 of them) are small - just 3 inches finished - and make for an overall scrappy look.  I estimate that I have used at least 150 different fabrics to make this quilt, turning my fabric stash upside down in search of the right patch of fabric.  I have also mixed up fabric types, and have included designer quilting cottons, linens (and cotton/linen blends), feedsack, recycled vintage bed linens, and hand screen printed fabrics.  


This quilt is all about the fabrics and I have kept the quilting simple by only outlining all of the seam lines, no cross-hatching required.  Still, it was a lengthy process, with over (a quick calculation here for my numbers obsession) 90 yards of quilting, one stitch at a time, and plenty of quilt wrangling.


For quilt backing I have used a red polka dot on a white background (from the Delilah Collection by Tanya Whelan) which I have had in my stash for quite some time, and now feel the need to immediately re-stock!  


I auditioned numerous fabrics for the quilt binding however found myself again drawn to the grey/white Lecien (Color Basics) fabric which I have used for several quilts in the last few months.  All other - more saturated - fabrics framed the quilt too heavily and with too much contrast.  


As usual, I have listed this quilt in my Etsy Store.  
You can find the listing here :  Modern Patchwork Quilt. SOLD

And as always, thank you for stopping by,
Rita

42 comments:

  1. oh, it's such a gorgeous quilt! Everything about it is simply perfect!!!!

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  2. It turned out really wonderful. Such a fantastic way to use your stash.

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  3. I can not even imagine pulling out over 150 different fabrics to cut squares for this beauty - but that is what makes it so!!

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  4. This is a gorgeous quilt. Simple in design, but stunning in appearance.

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  5. It's gorgeous. I'm not one for pale colors, but this quilt is really, really appealing!

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  6. Very fun - always anxious to see what you are doing next!

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  7. It's is gorgeous, you have such an artistic eye for mixing fabrics and colours.


    Penny

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  8. I can see why you got attached! It is gorgeous!
    Karen x

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  9. Love the quilt. The grey stripe binding looks fabulous! Your quilts are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing.

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  10. I love this! It is so pleasing to look at.

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  11. It's lovely, I'd have such a hard time giving it up!

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  12. A really lovely quilt. Simple fresh and pretty. Great stuff as always

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  13. Oh I just love it. It's my most-est favorit-ist ever!!

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  14. Such a stunning finish! So great to use up random scraps of all types of fabric to make it too! =D

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  15. I really love this quilt!! So beautiful

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  16. Your're right, there really is something about a scrappy quilt. I do love the quilts with lovely patterns, but my favourites are always ones that are made from a bit of this and that. This one is just beautiful

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  17. You always have such an eye for colour. I would not neccessarily have thought to put these all together but they just work perfectly. Something I might have to have a go at.

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  18. Your quilt is gorgeous! I love all the different pieces of fabric that you have used. I just want to curl up with it and study every little square. It seems very busy but yet calming at the same time. Great job!

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  19. Delicious! This one is already a favourite.

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  20. This is my favorite of the year!

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  21. It's perfect! I would love nothing better than just sitting there looking at each and every piece of fabric.

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  22. I can understand why you like this quilt so much. I love the way you always seem to find the propr binding for each quilt.

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  23. I love this quilt! Absolutely crazy gorgeous. Scrappy-style is my very very favorite and this does not disappoint my scrap-happy heart. ;)

    I do have one other question, would you mind sharing where you purchased your tags? I have been looking for something incredibly simple and when I just saw your tag, I knew "that's the one!" Thanks so much for sharing!

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  24. No one's noticed that one non-low volume square. I love the single red square you put in this quilt. I cannot believe no one has noticed it.

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  25. That quilt is stunning! I love it-- way to go!!!

    Um.... I'm embarrassed to admit this, but..... I can't make a pillow to save my life. I sewed garments for many years, have been quilting for almost 30, and all attempts at "homey" things like curtains and pillows are nearly hopeless. I love the clean, quilted look of your pillows.... how do you do that? How do you get them just right AND incorporate quilting AND make them perfectly poofy? I'm at a loss.... any advice? welchrobin@hotmail.com

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  26. Such a cheery quilt! Love the colorful fabrics!

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  27. What an absolutely wonderful finish! I LOVE this quilt and all of your great fabric choices front to back to binding. Great job!

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  28. It's gorgeous. I love scrappy quilts, they show all the beauty of fabrics...

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  29. Perfection every time. I cant wait for each new RPQ quilt, just to drool!

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  30. This is so soft and pretty! I am looking forward to making one ; )

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  31. Everything you put your hands to is pure magic :)

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  32. It's so cute!:) I'm really curious about the little cups print though.... What collection is it from?:)

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  33. I hesitated just too long to have this coming my way
    I adore it
    X

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  34. Love the quilt!~!! I wish you had a kit for it, you could sell a ton!

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  35. Simply adorable. Love all your work Rita.

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  36. bellissimo tutto!!!! congratulations, beutiful

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  37. absolutely gorgeous! i didn't think i could love pale colors so much! what fabric is the honeycomb? i just love it, and it would make a great addition to my stash.

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  38. J'adore!!!! Les tissus sont superbes!! Dommage qu'ils soient tellement chers en France...

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