Saturday, March 23, 2013

A Custom Quilt - Not Quite Low Volume

The Week in Stitches and Pictures
And it has been a good week, a much more sewing/quilting friendly week in terms of weather.  There is the occasional hint of Autumn in the air, although rather fleetingly.
On the agenda this week was a custom order quilt with a "not quite" low volume feel; using a selection of low volume fabrics interspersed also with splashes of random color.  


A simple squares patchwork design featuring the fabrics and the colors.  I love working with these varying shades of pale (and I imagine though that reads as "pale" or "low volume" to me may not necessarily translate to be "pale" to anyone else) and have been pleasantly surprised to find so many suitable fabrics in my stash that are perfect for this palette.   


For the back of the quilt I have used a black polka dot fabric with a white background: Pinhead in Ebony by Michael Miller, and the binding fabric is a narrow blue/white stripe by A Day in the Country.

The finished quilt measures 52 inches x 68 inches.

Ready for shipping.
Thank you for stopping by!
Rita

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19 comments:

  1. That is just so pretty Rita! Perfect fabric combinations by you of course.

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  2. Love it! Your low volume quilts are by far my favourite :)

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  3. It is adorable. You are so good.

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  4. I agree with Jenny. Your work is sew easy to admire! Thanks for always providing such inspiration.

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  5. Such a lovely set of fabrics. I would LOVE to rummage through your stash!

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  6. This quilt is so pretty! I love the term "not quite" low volume quilt. My studio is being re-done right now (oh darn, I know) and I will have to pull something like this together when I get put back to order.

    Thanks so much for sharing!

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  7. It's a very pretty quilt! I've been thinking of starting to collect some fabrics for a low volume quilt. I like the little splashes of color!

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  8. everything you make, just beautiful!

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  9. Rita, this is one of your prettiest patchwork quilts yet. Your work is always inspiring, and thank you again for sharing it with us! I always appreciate it when you give us the specifics, too, such as the names of fabrics. Have a great weekend.

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  10. I love it! The color and fabric selection is just inspired!

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  11. You know, in someone else's hands, a low contrast one patch quilt like this could be boring. But each of your little fabric squares is an exquisite little treasure, and this quilt showcases them beautifully. You must have the BEST stash!

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  12. My favourite kind of quilt. I love when you feature these!

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  13. Gorgeous quilt. What size squares do you use?

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  14. Just beautiful Rita - another fabulous quilt.

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  15. You've inspired me to start building a serious stash so that one day I, too, can make something like this -- LOVE IT!

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  16. You always have the perfect combination of scrappy fabrics, backing and binding. Beautiful.

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