Friday, January 11, 2013

A Custom Quilt - More stripes!


I have spent this week working on a custom quilt order.  You will be forgiven for thinking that I am re-posting a quilt made late last year, but I promise the pictures here are all of this week's creation.  Please bare with me.

Again, I have used both standard quilting cottons and reclaimed vintage bed linens - in a wide variety of stripes - to make a simple squares quilt top. This quilt is for my customer's young son and as such I have avoided over using pink and purple stripe fabrics, although I did not think it necessary to omit these colors entirely.
The back of the quilt features a patchwork panel of matching stripe fabric on a background of Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton in Ash.   The solid backing fabric makes a feature of the grid lines created by the quilting (love!).  When quilting I match the color of the bobbin thread closely to the main color of the backing fabric (in this case I used a light grey thread) and as such the quilting lines are obvious but not obtrusive.
A standard RPQ binding : :  black/white stripe fabric by Lecien 
100% cotton thread
100% cotton batting
 The finished squares measure 4.5 inches x 4.5 inches 
and the finished quilt measures 50 inches x 59 inches.

Ready for shipping.
 
A second finished quilt for 2013.  

Rita  

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20 comments:

  1. I love it. Stripes are so fun and especially cool for boys and men.

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  2. I LOVE it and have put it on my "to copy" list. I have always loved stripes and try to put them in every single quilt I make as it gives movement. I used to work in a quilt store and people were terrified of stripes. I always had to talk them into it. Wish people weren't so "scared" of stripes. They really do make a quilt, IMO. :) Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Beautiful Rita! Such a simple but fabulous design! I must get some stripes :)

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  4. Love this quilt, it is so perfect for a little boy. Simple and stunning!

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  5. Another beautiful, cheerful quilt. He is one lucky little boy. I am sure he will love it for many years to come.

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  6. It`s spectacular.He is a lucky boy and sure he will be delighted.

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  7. Beautiful. I can't get enough of these striped creations. I love the backing too, it's just perfect!

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  8. It is just so striking Rita! Beautiful.

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  9. und like a flag wonderfull colous for the summer and water
    excuse my english Frauke of Northgermany
    we have a boat too
    i make a quilt with signal flags for my hasband
    Frauke

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  10. Rita, I love your use of color -- so cheery. Love love love the striped quilts!!

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  11. Fantastic! Lovely fresh look with those stripes!

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  12. I love it. You can make it 5 more times and I will still love it just as much. The extra blues did not go unnoticed -- I am digging that.

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  13. oh lovely!! love the colors here so much!and the back is stunning!

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  14. and ... I am new to quilting and to your blog (although I have followed for a while!) : could you please tell me what kind of sewing machine is good for quilting?? I own a very simple basic Singer but would love an electronic Brother. Any advice? thank you !
    Sophie (from France)

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  15. This quilt is beautiful and wonderful for anyone of any age. How cool it will still be appropriate as the boy grows. Love it!

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  16. the quilt has a lovely fresh look to it; I love stripes! Two finished quilts already this year- good sewing!

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  17. Wonderful quilt.....such smart combinations of fabrics. You are always an inspiration!

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  18. I love it! And am very tempted to make something similar using old mens shirts - I have thrifted plenty over the years and think this would be the perfect way to use them to make a truly masculine quilt!

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