Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Pinwheels and Daisies Quilt Top

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Just in case you were wondering what I have been up to ....


I have been working on this quilt top since arriving home. As my first project back behind the sewing machine my intention was to make a small quilt - a baby quilt - just to ease back into things.  But as progress was made I decided that this design would make a greater visual impact in numbers.  And so more blocks were made.  


80 blocks
320 half square triangles
1360 pieces (the smallest squares measure 1" x 1")


It is still not a large quilt but I am happy with the design and the colors. All of the solids fabrics used are Robert Kaufman Kona cottons including several from the new 2013 Kona color range (the white background fabric is Robert Kaufman Pure Organic and the black background fabric is Kona Pepper). Working with solid fabrics is such a pleasure; I am like a child in a candy store when choosing colors. This one, this one and that one too ...


Ready for basting, quilting and binding.

Thank you for stopping by!

52 comments:

  1. You do such amazing work! I've never seen this block before, and your quilt of them is stunning! So beautiful!

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  2. Wow! There is so much going on depending on what you focus on, and yet, it is very simple. I am always amazed at your precise piecing. Very interesting work, looking forward to seeing the whole quilt!

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  3. What great eye candy. It's delicious, looking forward to the finish

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  4. This is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!!

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  5. I absolutely love this! Is this from a pattern or your own creation?

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  6. Rita, the way you can take a simple pattern with solid fabrics and turn it into a work of art is inspiring. Thank you.

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  7. a terrific example of color placement. remarkable!

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  8. This is so striking! Love it,

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  9. Very striking indeed Rita. Looking forward to seeing this one finished!

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  10. This is a new block to me, too! Love the way that you have used it... Am very curious to see what you will use for the binding...:-)

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  11. Gorgeous. Absolutely gorgeous.

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  12. What a stunning design! Soooo effective! Dee

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  13. Isn't the half square triangle block like a rabbit in a hat? It works its magic by adding direction and movement. Love the pinwheels!!

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  14. Wow, that has a lot of impact. The colors work really well together. I love how it turned out.

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  15. This is so beautiful - can't wait to see it finished!

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  16. WOW - that is a great looking quilt top Rita. Agree - working with solids is wonderful. Love the design :)!

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  17. This is really pretty cool - such an effect using just solids.

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  18. Love this quilt! I have never used solid black in my quilts but now it's on my list :) Thank you for inspiration

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  19. Gorgeous! You have such a talent for putting colours and patterns together. This is another stunning quilt in progress!

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  20. Striking! I hope this is a pattern you will release as well -- love it!

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  21. thisisi so fresh looking, wonderful

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  22. Madness! Lovely, gorgeous madness!

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  23. You are always an inspiration, Rita! Gorgeous quilt!

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  24. Absolutely amazing quilt!! Stunning!

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  25. Beautiful ..... absolutely STUNNING ! ! ! ! ! I love it!! Wonderful job Rita!

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  26. Can't wait to see your finishing touches on this beauty!

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  27. Very eye catching!!! Love the colors you chose!! Love it!!

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  28. Fantastic! Love the contrast and color.

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  29. Another fantastic quilt. Lots of visual impact.

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  30. That is beautiful! I love the contrast! I don't think I'd have the patience for the tiny squares and all the HSTs, but I'm glad you do as I get to look at the finished product :)

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  31. Just woke up, made coffee and opened my eye to this quilt! Well, it is an eye opener for sure!.....and yes, I have been wondering what you have been up to......this is very striking and easy to make too. Works on all levels for me. I can see it in my minds eye in light or dark colorways- even some patterns. I think it is one of those quilt designs, that could take one a long way in experinmentation. Thumbs Up!

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  32. Another terrific bold quilt from you Rita. I'm curious to know if you prewash and if not how your quilt will wash up after finishing. I do not like to prewash but have been concerned with how such bold colors including the high contrast of black and white will fair in the wash afterwards if I don't prewash.

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  33. Amazingly beautiful. What an interesting block, always a new pattern wherever I look. Wow.

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  34. How amazingly talented you are! Always something new and exciting to be inspired by ;-)

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  35. Wow, what an amazing design, fantastic use of those Kona solids! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  36. A truly stunning quilt (again)

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  37. OMG- this is beautiful, Rita!! Absolutely love it!!

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