Wednesday, April 23, 2014

A Minty Green Patchwork Quilt [work in progress]

Minty Green Patchwork Quilt Top - Red Pepper Quilts

A new week and a new quilt but with a color palette carried forward from my last quilt. Whilst working on my Rainbow Half Square Triangle Quilt last week I was really taken with a small section of that quilt which featured minty green colors ~ softly blending with yellows and blues. So, rather than return fabrics to stash I have continued on ...

Minty Green Patchwork Quilt Top - Red Pepper Quilts
Minty Green Patchwork Quilt Top - Red Pepper Quilts

Do you get a sense that I love the fabric of patchwork? A finished quilt top makes me super happy, even if it is just simple patchwork. Especially simple patchwork! I love how all the colors and designs magically play together despite the random fabric placement, and I enjoy "browsing" through sections of the quilt top as if it were a picture book (although sometimes it isn't until I have taken photos and start editing that I see the fabric magic).

Minty Green Patchwork Quilt Top - Red Pepper Quilts
Minty Green Patchwork Quilt Top - Red Pepper Quilts

My Easter break was productive - perhaps fuelled by chocolate and hot cross buns - and I have already basted this quilt. There is however an ever growing pile of fabric that still needs to be returned to stash. Admittedly, returning fabric to stash is not one of my strong points.

Minty Green Patchwork - Elk Family by Birch Fabrics (Red Pepper Quilts)
Minty Green Patchwork Quilt Top - Red Pepper Quilts

More soon,

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29 comments:

  1. HI!!!! Very pretty!!!! I love the fabrics you have used!!!!

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  2. I want to thank you for inspiration.

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  3. Love it! Very pretty indeed. Thanks for sharing and I look forward to seeing it bound and quilted.....

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  4. Love these soothing, low volume fabrics. This looks like the perfect quilt to curl up under on a spring day!

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  5. Lovely colors... so fresh!

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  6. Soothing....perfect way to describe your latest. Any idea of how many prints you used?....I too am grateful for the inspiration!

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  7. Soothing....perfect way to describe your latest. Any idea of how many prints you used?....I too am grateful for the inspiration!

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    1. Hi Susan - I am guessing that I used 50 - 60 different fabrics (25 light/white background fabrics and 25 colored fabrics). I don't usually keep track of how many fabrics I have used, but I did strip piece this quilt so I know that each print is used 3 to 4 times. Rita

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  8. The colours of this quilt give a sense of tranquility.

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  9. I love your quilts. They are so very pleasing to the eye. I am going to have to make a patchwork quilt sometime this year. Beautiful!!!!

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  10. Super pretty - I'm loving low volume quilts at the moment. My next quilt is going to be a low volume one for sure!

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  11. Ha ha ha---- why can't we train ourselves to file those fabrics before we start the next project? It is too hard to part with them, I guess...

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  12. It is always a treat coming here and seeing all the patchwork quilts you make.. :) Have a wonderful day~

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  13. Beautiful quilt every little patch tells a different story. Thank you for sharing :)

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  14. love the colours and fabrics you have used here

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  15. I love the colour pallet. It's really light, springy and happy! Such a cheerful quilt!

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  16. Rosemary B here:
    Yowza, Rita, this one is really pretty. kind of a light happy color scheme
    Have a great week m'dear

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  17. I know what you mean. One of my favorite quilts is one I made from a charm square swap so there are over 225 different squares from all over the world and I see something new on it every day. Makes me so happy!

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  18. very springlike and magical. Love the fabrics and how they work together. candy

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  19. I love your comment that you see the magic of the fabric when editing the photos. So true.

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  20. Lots of great fabrics and love the fresh cool colors. When you buy fabric do you buy fat quarters or half yards?

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    1. Thank you for stopping by! My fabric purchases vary - sometimes fat quarters (usually then the whole collection) and other times half yards (when selecting specific fabrics from a collection). I don't often buy more than a half yard. I purchase 5-6 yards for quilt backs ~ usually during sales. Rita

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  21. What a lovely spring quilt! Living in the desert, I want to drink in all the greens and watery blues you've used here.

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  22. Oh Rita, I just love your fabric and color combos. Always so fresh and clean looking. I would love to see a picture of your stash.

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