Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Strawberry Nine Patch Quilt

A Finished Quilt and a Picture Post
Strawberry Nine Patch Quilt - Red Pepper Quilts
Well, I am really happy to scratch another quilt from my quilt "to do" list, although in the meantime several others have been added.  That's the way it goes; it is never ending in a good way.

Strawberry Nine Patch Quilt - Red Pepper Quilts

Strawberry Nine Patch Quilt - Red Pepper Quilts

I have again kept the quilting really simple with a combination of ditch stitching the seam lines around all of the white sashing, and straight line quilting a set of double lines on both sides of the center square of the nine patch blocks. 

Strawberry Nine Patch Quilt - Red Pepper Quilts
  
For the back of the quilt I have used a favorite print from the Posy Collection by Aneela Hoey (Bouquet in Daisy - my last yardage of this print).  For binding I have used a red/white stripe fabric from the Color Basics range by Lecien.  
Strawberry Nine Patch Quilt - Red Pepper Quilts
As you can see in the above picture I like to crank up the stitch length when quilting.  It is a personal preference to see more of the quilting stitch.  The longer stitch is more visible and looks more like a top stitch as opposed to a really short stitch which can tend to bury itself and hide in the layers of fabric and batting. Having said that, I do try and blend both the top and bobbin thread with the quilt top and quilt back.  I do want the stitches to compliment the fabrics.
Strawberry Nine Patch Quilt - Red Pepper Quilts

This quilt is for sale and I have updated my Etsy Store.
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Strawberry Nine Patch Quilt - Red Pepper Quilts
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Rita

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23 comments:

  1. Lovely! Simple and yet, just gorgeous! Another awesome piece of work.

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  2. Rita, love this...how do you get such good pictures? :)

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  3. I loved the way this looked in your progress photos, but I think the binding makes it even better. What a wonderful choice!

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  4. Tuesday???August 6???? It is only Monday August 5 here---hahahahahaha- after I looked at your info, I see you are in Autralia and AHEAD of me here in Wisconsin USA- too funny! I admire your work immensely!

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  5. Tuesday???August 6???? It is only Monday August 5 here---hahahahahaha- after I looked at your info, I see you are in Autralia and AHEAD of me here in Wisconsin USA- too funny! I admire your work immensely!

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  6. I love your work! So beautiful! You inspired me to do my first postage stamp quilt and I am officially addicted! I love the colors of this quilt so much!

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  7. Stunning! And I just love the striped binding :)

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  8. Your quilt is stunning! Well done!

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  9. Does the stitch length make a difference when quilting? Your quilts always look perfectly flat and the stitching lies beautifully. When I try to grid quilt, the stitches stutter and the fabric drags to the perpendicular seam, causing a tiny pucker. Can you suggest anything to overcome this? Anyone? :) x

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  10. I am so in awe of all the work you get done. It took me almost as long to make a mug-rug as you completed the whole strawberry quilt!!

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  11. Love it love it love it ......you are the Master of simplicity Rita and a wonderful ability to make the WOW factor a reality! Can you please let me know what stitch length and thread/wt did you use for this quilt? Thanks for the inspiration! Marie (mlismore@optusnet.com.au)

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  12. I really love the two-tone nature of this quilt. Limiting the color palate allows you to see the pattern in a way that a more varied color palate wouldn't. Very pretty quilt.

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  13. It is those cute little corner stone flowers that do it for me! Let's face it.....they are adorable and the cherry on top!

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  14. I absolutely love your quilt! I saw the post where you initially created this quilt and this one is just as beautiful. This has definitely gone on my To Do List.

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  15. How could anyone not love it, simply gorgeous and the backing is one of my favourite designs sets it off beautifully. Well done, its always a pleasure to visit you.

    I've just been brave enough to quilt one I've just finished, mostly stitching in the ditch, playing it safe lol. I'm looking forward to getting brave enough to make more adventurous quilting.
    Peg xx

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  16. Love this color pallet Rita, beautiful work as always. I've been so in love with that backing fabric. It's so sweet and soft looking. I, like a few others, am also interested in your stitch length. I have mine set at a 3 but often wonder if I wouldn't like it longer. Still getting my feet wet with quilting. You are an inspiration for sure.

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  17. oh I love this so much !! the little "corner" pieces are so fab!

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