Friday, September 13, 2013

A Spring Fling Quilt


A finished quilt and a really satisfying week at the sewing machine.  Not only did I get to enjoy the simple pleasures of scrappy patchwork sewing but it also satisfied the need to work with some of my Liberty Tana Lawn stash.  The squares are small with each finished square measuring 2 inches x 2 inches.


Rather than add quilting detail I have instead stitched in/along seam lines (ditch stitched).  It was hard to restrain myself from obsessively adding more quilting detail as the quilt now has a 2 inch grid on it and further quilting was really not required.  Sometime less is more.


For the back of the quilt I have used one of my favorite prints from the Briar Rose collection by Heather Ross (Strawberry in Orange).  It is such a sweet print and I think it adds contrast to an otherwise blue/green color palette without detracting from it.


And for binding I have used my current "go-to" binding fabric - Squared Elements - Art Gallery Fabrics -  in Lemon


I have listed this quilt for sale in my Etsy Store.
All the listing details are here:  Modern Patchwork Quilt
Now ready for shipping!


Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend everyone!
Rita
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24 comments:

  1. Beautiful as always! Your work is so inspiring, love the binding choice as well.

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  2. Wow it was only the other day when you were making this and now it is all finished. you are such a fast worker!!

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  3. So pretty. One of my fav color palettes.

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  4. I love the simplicity of scrappy patchwork and the tana lawn would just add so much to the softness. Do you use a different needle size when sewing tana lawn? As always, the colours and fabric are just beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Marie (mlismore@optusnet.com.au)

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  5. Ahhhhh......cool soothing blues. Beautiful!

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  6. Oh those strawberries, those strawberries!! Looking at your quilts always gives me the same happy, heady feeling that I get when I step inside a quilt shop. The feeling of wanting to look everywhere at once. There is something so delightfully satisfying about the use of many, many prints. I love, love, love the backing fabric.

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  7. What a beautiful Spring Fling quilt!

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  8. lovely quilt so many different fabrics all complimenting each other.

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  9. A truly delicious Rita quilt. Love the backing, and the stitch in the ditch lets the fabrics speak for themselves....I could go on!

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  10. Lovely blend of patterns--I like the less is more quilting, too. It is definitely a Spring-ey look~! Julierose

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  11. Beautiful and bright for spring! Lovely finish, Rita.

    Hope you don't mind if I share this, with a link back, on my facebook page at http://facebook.com/sewfreshquilts

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  12. This is so beautiful, bright and spring like :-). Ahhh oh to one day have a stash to do this with !

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  13. beautiful. I love the soft but still bright colors.

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  14. I love this! These colors are fantastic!

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  15. Do you have any tips for doing in-the-ditch quilting? I've tried a foot made for that, but it works less well then eyeing it, but I still get the more-than-occasional divergence.

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  16. I love this quilt -- the colors are cool and soothing and fresh. Beautiful work! :)

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  17. What a happy quilt. I could look at it for hours.

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  18. What a happy quilt. I could look at it for hours.

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  19. Definitely Spring colours! Just perfect. Do you interface the back of the lawn to make it more like a quilting weight cotton, or do you just mix the fabrics regardless?

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  20. A beautiful quilt. I love the colours

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  21. Hi Rita, I've been reading your blog for quite some time and this is my favourite quilt you've ever done! I keep coming back to marvel at it, so I thought I should at least leave you a comment! It's wonderful.

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