Thursday, November 22, 2012

Liberty Lifestyle - Stile Collection

A Finished Quilt
Quilt making is a little like riding a bike, you don't forget.  Getting back behind the sewing machine this week has been without hiccup and it felt a little like I was never away.  I am a little shocked that it is almost December. 

I have enjoyed working with the Liberty Lifestyle - Stile Collection, and although the sewing was straightforward this traditional quilt has a classic and elegant look about it. 


I spent a little extra time on the quilting detail by stitching diagonal - edge to edge - quilting lines through the center of all white squares (cross-hatching), creating an on-point grid and an interesting quilt back:


I also pieced a scrappy binding with the leftover pieces of fabric, which I think it another highlight of this quilt:
And the finished binding - there's something about the edges of a quilt that I can't get enough of ... I have many more images just like this:


Just in time for Christmas ....
the finished quilt has been listed in my Etsy Store.  
The listing details can be seen here:  Modern Patchwork Quilt


With thanks to Liberty Lifestyle for giving me the opportunity to preview and sample the Stile collection.

Thank you for stopping by,
Rita

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15 comments:

  1. Beautiful! And you're so clever to quilt your diagonals to the to-be-finished edge of the quilt. I always go to the corner of the unfinished block, only to have my quilting lines cut off by my binding, and then I always swear I'll do it better next time. But I never do. :-)

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  2. very PRETTY !!! LOVE it !!! and all your quilts :D

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  3. You always remind me that sometimes simple is the best. When Bloomsbury Gardens came out I basically thought I could die a happy fabric-loving death because it was the best there ever could be. And now! I love Stile even more, the Art Nouveau prints are just right for me. Thank you for these posts, now just to wait until I can get my hands on some too!

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  4. Your pieced binding is wonderful, it is just the perfect finish for this. A truly lovely quilt!

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  5. Argh, now I have Liberty lust. I've never had it before...

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  7. It's so beautiful. Great idea for using personal stash!

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  8. Simple but fabulous! Love the pieced binding.

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  9. This is a great quilt. Any reason why the bottom right hand block is the only block that has a different coloured square - or is this my imagination. Love all of your work. Thank you for letting all of us share your visions.

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  10. What a darling little quilt, Rita. I love a pieced binding. I've seen many of your quilts on Pinterest lately. They are all beautiful!

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  11. This is just gorgeous. You really let the fabrics speak with your wonderful simplicity and elegance of style. How small are the individual blocks, I wonder?

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  12. Gorgeous as always. Looks like a perfect summer quilt with those colours. I too love binding and have to take pictures everytime I make it. Jacinta

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  13. Gorgeous, gorgeous. See it's sold already.....

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