Tuesday, October 9, 2012

A Modern I Spy ~ Low Volume ~ Quilt

A Quilt in Pictures.


A custom order for a little girl who I undoubtedly will enjoy this story quilt (a smaller version repeat of this low volume quilt).


So many of my favorite fabrics have been used to make this quilt; some old and now hard to find, some older still - vintage upcycled floral bed linens - and many more recently released fabrics.  Included also are various types of fabrics including slightly heavier weight linens and linen blends. 


Quilted with simple straight lines, only outlining seam lines.  I say "only" but don't be fooled into thinking that this is ever a quick process.   It is however an understated look for a quilt that doesn't require any more detail, and serves it purpose well. 


The back of the quilt features a red polka dot on a white background:  (from the Delilah Collection by Tanya Whelan).  For personalized label information see here:  Labels


A standard and non-intrusive grey and white striped binding fabric by Lecien. Not an adventurous choice for binding fabric, but I don't think this quilt called for anything other than the expected. 


I have thoroughly enjoyed making this quilt - an opportunity for fabric play is always welcome! 

Ready for shipping.

Thank you for stopping by,
Rita

35 comments:

  1. Gorgeous quilt once again Rita! I have a question... Do you not have problem at the seams when you use different textures (linen and cotton) together? I am scared even to try... Would appreciate your experience...

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  2. This is beautiful, of course.

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  3. Lovely quilt! I have just spent ages looking at all those fabrics! I am sure the little girl will too!

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  4. Beautiful, as always! The sweetest I-spy I have ever seen. Your quilts impresses me so, and the speed at which they appear!

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  5. Oooh so pretty. Lovely for a sweet girl, and sophisticated enough for it to grow up with her. Beautiful!

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  6. This is absolutely stunning. I'm so inspired by this, Rita!

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  7. I am sooo in love with this quilt. Since I cut lots of white squares with pictures already, I see a similar quilt rolling from my machine. Promise to mention your name on the label, would that be OK?

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  8. Again, another beautiful quilt. These ones are my faves. Just lovely

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  9. Lovely and interesting quilt, as always! Love your blog!

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  10. Gorgeous quilt! The combination of fabric is incredibly elegant!

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  11. Another beauty! I just love looking at each picture and seeing the fabrics that you used. What a lucky little girl the recipient is!

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  12. How do you manage to keep everything so flat? I've just finished my first quilt and despite basting it a number of times and lots of unpicking, I couldn't get everything to lie flat. Any suggestions would be gratefully received as I'd like the next one to look a bit better!

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  13. Love this! I agree with the binding choice. I'm slowly collecting I Spy scraps for my son. I can't wait to make one for him someday.

    And I agree with SE20. Even after taping and lots of pinning with safety pins, I still get a ripple or two, especially in the back. I use a walking foot (Bernina) too.

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  14. i love this quilt. all fabrics has sweet harmony. perfect.

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  15. Just so lovely!! It is sweet and sophisticated at the same time and I love the low volume aesthetic!! You continue to amaze and inspire me Rita!!

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  16. Beautiful quilt. I love to play with colors. It's amazing the results you can get just in fabric selection. The quilting, backing and binding just add to the fun.

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  17. You just make such beautiful stuff!

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  18. Gorgeous quilt. I love the quilting on it, perfect for this low volume quilt.

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  19. Super great, super fun, gorgeous and lovely quilt. Thank you for sharing. Love the simplicity of the quilt.

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day.

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  20. Your binding is such a wonderful addition to your quilts and I like the idea of a I Spy quilt for kids. My grandchildren love that game. It is a pretty quilt for sure.

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  21. I really love everything about this quilt. I am also asking how you get it to lay so flat? Mine never look like that :(

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  22. I agree with everyone who wrote in before me - that really is a very sweet quilt and I want to make one, too!

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  23. That's such a cute quilt! I'm still waiting for my I-spy fabrics to arrive =D

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  24. If I wasn't trying to make my own quilts I would be buying yours. You do beautiful work. I never see a quilt I don't like that you make.

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  25. I love this Rita ... I find it so hard to go low volume (in all aspects of my life!) x

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  26. Hi,
    Will you please post a link to your Blog at The Quilting Community? Our members will love it!
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    It's easy to do, just cut and paste the link and it automatically links back to your website. You can also share Photos, Videos and Articles if you like.
    Email me if you need any help or would like me to do it for you.
    Please feel free to share as often and as much as you like.
    The Quilting Community: http://www.vorts.com/quilting/
    I hope you consider sharing with us.
    Thank you,
    James Kaufman, Editor

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  27. I've made several i-spy quilts, and while kids love them, I think they're rather obnoxious--so messy looking and all that wild color. I LOVE this low-volume version. So pleasant and lovely. I'll be collecting low-volume snippets to make my own version soon. Thank you for such beautiful inspiration.

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  28. Rita how big is this quilt? and what size are the blocks?

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