Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Tickled Pink - A Finished Quilt

Tickled Pink
Finished Quilt Size:  44 inches x 56 inches

I have finished my hourglass quilt and I love it!   I so enjoy working with simple traditional quilt designs, and randomly collating modern fabrics (from my fabric stash) to make a quilt. 


I have combined a wide range of fabrics in every shade and saturation of pink, as well as a mix of fabrics with a predominantly white or off-white background to make a scrappy quilt with an overall cohesive look.  I think you'll recognize many of these fabrics used from previous projects.


As this quilt is all about fabrics I have limited the quilting detail by ditch stitching all of the seam lines  (horizontal, vertical and diagonal).  It was a lot of slow and careful stitching, but I think the result is well worth the effort. The quilt still has the lovely texture created by the quilting but there are no visible lines of stitching across any of the fabrics.


For the back of the quilt I have used a fabric that I have been saving for just the right project - Sherbet Pips by Aneela Hoey (Scooters in Vanilla Ice).  And although I auditioned many different fabrics for the binding there was no other fabric that made quite the same statement as a black/white striped fabric.  

It is going to make a lucky girl very happy.

Here are some of the work in progress pictures
 of this quilt posted on Instagram.
My Instagram profile:  redpepperquilts

Thank you for stopping by, I appreciate it.
Rita

RELEVANT LINKS:
Tickled Pink [workinprogress]
Hourglass Block Tutorial

43 comments:

  1. I absolutely love this--working with pinks is my favorite. The back and binding is completely perfect, I'm not at all surprised that it already sold!

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  2. Ah, she is a veritable beauty (the more so for that black striped binding)...

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  3. Love it! And I am not a pink person.

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  4. AHA! We finally get to see a picture of some of your stash! Excellent! I am assuming that picture is just the tip of the iceberg? :D

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  5. Love this!! I follow you on Instagram and it is always fun seeing your quilt progress along the way!

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  6. I too love this and aspire to make my own version...a simple design and it turned out so cute! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  7. Ohhh! I love it. Now I really want to start stashing pink! You are such an inspiration for me. Look forward to each new post - although I do not piece and quilt as fast as you - and can't keep up with new projects you inspire me to start:)

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  8. You did a great job, I love it and the black/white binding did set it off.

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  9. Every single thing is perfect about this quilt!

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  10. You have done a wonderful job of combining warm and cold colors and dark, medium and light values. And those triangles seem like arrows pointing north, south, east and west all at once. Which way to look...it is the very best sort of sensory overload. The backing fabric is GREAT. I feel giddy and light headed and completely taken in by PINK. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. I know you probably have answered this a million times, what is that black and white stripe print? I love it and see you use it alot, it's just a perfect binding.

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  12. So fun and not too girly! I always love the black and white stripes.

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  13. I don't usually comment, but your excellent choice of fabrics has inspired me.
    I love it.

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  14. Love the quilt design and colours! Love ditch stitching as well, its not used enough.

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  15. It is such a pretty fabric combination!

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  16. This quilt is darling! You're right; the black and white striped binding was the perfect choice. Love it!

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  17. Perfect in Pink! Love how your fabrics come together..bits of red and black too. As for the back...gorgeous. No wonder it didn't last long.:) Thanks for sharing and inspiring Rita.

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  18. I'd love for you to come collate some of my fabrics. This is just stunning.

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  19. I wish I could keep up with you :). LOVE IT!

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  20. This is great. I've been checking your blog everyday for a few months now and all your work is amazing. Have you ever thought about doing a post about how you take such great photos of your finished quilts? You capture the colors so nicely and without any distracting background, I'd be curious as to how you achieve this. Thanks.

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  21. Wonderful work !!!!!!!!
    Congratulacions!!!

    hugs Maria Filomena.
    to Portugal

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  22. It's so pretty and it sold really fast ~ love pink!

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  23. Beautiful as always...I am jealous how quickly you can make these and how wonderful they look when they are done.

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  24. That is such a great quilt. Love the striped border!

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  25. I LOVE it! It's totally Pinkalicious!

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  26. Your Pink Hourglass quilt turned out GORGEOUS!
    I love your binding choice for it too!

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  27. once again, you knock it out of the park! LOVE =)

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  28. It turned out beautifully Rita. I was wondering how you pressed the seems - open or closed - to facilitate in the ditch quilting?

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  29. Beautiful quilt ! You make them very quick.

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  30. this has worked excellently, I am sure a pink lover will get great joy form it.

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  31. The quilt looks just beautiful, not surprised it did not last long in your shop! Very impressed with the picture with the STASH in the background.

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  32. Thank you for allowing me to see your inspirational quilts. I just wish there was an eighth day to the week set aside for creating quilts like yours!

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  33. How could you bear to part with it??!! :)

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  34. Very pretty and I like the binding.

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  35. That really turned out fabulous!

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