Monday, April 7, 2014

Kansas Dugout Quilt - A Finished Quilt

Kansas Dugout Quilt - tutorial available
Kansas Dugout Quilt
First I would like to say thank you to everyone who stopped by to read over and try out the Kansas Dugout Quilt Block Tutorial. Be sure to let me know if you have any questions and I will endeavor to answer them as they pop up in the comments section. 

The Kansas Dugout Quilt is finished and today was all about taking photos and editing. Be prepared, I've got lots of photos with all of the details.

Kansas Dugout Quilt

I thoroughly enjoyed piecing this quilt from the fabric play and fussy cutting center squares, to finally the quilting and binding. The inset seams made this quilt a labor intensive project but I found that once I established a sewing rhythm (by batch cutting, sewing and pressing) it became a step by step process that I enjoyed.

Kansas Dugout Quilt

As usual the quilting is simple and functional rather than decorative, although that is not to say that it is sparsely quilted. I have outlined the seam lines that run diagonally across the quilt, stitching from edge to edge along both sides of  the seam lines; quite a lot of lines in fact.

Kansas Dugout Quilt ~ quilting detail
Kansas Dugout Quilt ~ quilting detail
Kansas Dugout Quilt ~ binding detail

And a signature black/white stripe binding for this quilt. I couldn't find a fabric in my stash that had the same clean/sharp effect. Predictable, but also a reliable result. Do you like how my treatment of the corners? I think it adds point of interest for only a little binding distress.

Kansas Dugout Quilt ~ binding detail

For the back of the quilt I have used two different fabrics ~ primarily a green floral print called Tiny Toile in Lime from the Pam Kitty Picnic collection, and a strip of fabric along one edge of the quilt which is a cute daisy print from the 30's Collection by Atsuko Matsuyama.

Kansas Dugout Quilt - black white stripe binding
Kansas Dugout Quilt
Kansas Dugout Quilt

This quilt was listed for sale in my Etsy Store during the preparation of this blog post and has already SOLD. It is now packaged ready for shipping. I don't think I have ever been more grateful to be doing something I love so much and be so supported by such wonderfully kind readers and customers. Please know that your visits here and your support are never taken for granted. 

Kansas Dugout Quilt

I am ready for a new project!

THANK YOU for stopping by,
Rita

Kansas Dugout Quilt - a traditional quilt block

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42 comments:

  1. What a beautiful quilt! I love all the fussy cut details! Not surprised at all that it sold so quickly.

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  2. like everything you make, its lovely! the details! perfection!

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  3. beautiful quilt as always Rita

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  4. Beautiful quilt! Love all the lovely colors on white background. I was wondering why you choose this method of construction when compared to the traditional snowblocking. Snow blocking on 2 sides, with 4 blocks would yeild the same X or O blocks. Curious mind wants to know.
    Thanks for sharing and answering my question.

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    1. Hi - thank you so much for stopping by! I've chosen this method of construction because you don't end up with seams that run through the center square - this is probably more relevant if you are using a printed fabric for your squares like I have don't for some of the featured fabrics. It is really only for aesthetic reasons (ie there are no visible seams) and also reduces fabric bulk in the squares. This block isn't as tricky as it looks and a great way to practice practice Y-seams. I hope you'll give it a try :-)

      Rita

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  5. Great way to finish the corners!

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  6. This may be my favorite of all your quilts.

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  7. I LOVE that quilt! I need to make one!!!! You constantly inspire me. I don't comment often but I do look at your blog frequently. ;p

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  8. I really like the angled corners - I haven't seen that done before, it adds a little something extra

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  9. So pretty! Could you do a tutorial on the binding at the corners? I love the added interest!

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  10. Beautiful Quilt, love the corners.

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  11. Well that is one lucky purchaser Rita. Lovely quilt, great corners! I have got as far as cutting out my templates..Thank you so much for your generous tutorial encouragement.

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  12. Those corners are perfect!!

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  13. Another beautiful quilt Rita! I love the fresh colours and fabrics!

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  14. I do enjoy reading what you write about your quilts as you make them. Thank you for taking the time to do so.

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  15. She's a beauty! Love the corners :) looking forward to seeing what's next. Each quilt you make is so refreshing :)

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  16. Gorgeous! As usual. Love this, so crisp, fresh and clean. Thank you for taking the time to write such an extensive blogpost and show so many pictures, it is alway wonderful to see so much of what you do.

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  17. I just love your Kansas Dugout quilt but I don't think I'm ready for Y seams yet. I am going to collect my Hummingbird quilt tomorrow as I had it professionally quilted. So excited and loved the pattern. Thank you!

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    1. I am looking forward to seeing your Hummingbird Quilt - seriously if you can paper piece that hummingbird block you'll manage this block just fine. Thank you for stopping by! Rita

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  18. Hi Rita
    This quilt is sensational. Love the colours and the quilt pattern. Thanks so much for sharing.
    Sarah

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  19. This quilt is beautiful; I love the fun fabric and wonderful detail. Great job!

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  20. We'll I'm not surprised the quilt sold quickly its beautiful and would grace any bed, I love the fabrics you chose.

    Peg x

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  21. Well done Rita. And thank you for thanking your lovely IG pals and other fans. You are surely doing what is RIGHT Livelihood!

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  22. it is a great tutorial, will have a go soon

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  23. Rosemary B here:
    This turned out so pretty!
    I did indeed print out this cool block tutorial. It is superb, Rita!
    You are an inspiration!

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  24. Oh Wow! Those detail pictures are simply mouth-watering! Such sweet combinations of the loveliest fabrics! Well done, Ms Rita!

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  25. Love this quilt and I love even more that you do simple quilting. It's a beauty!

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  26. Oh Rita, I wish I had your talent and speed when it comes to quilting! Your quilts are absolutely beautiful and I am in such awe with your completed projects! I hope you never stop sharing your beautiful quilts- you are such an inspiration!!

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  27. How could I forget to also thank you for the time you put in blogging, taking beautiful pictures and sharing the great tutorials that you do. It is greatly, greatly appreciated!!:)

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  28. Another fun and beautifully done quilt. You have provided me with so much inspiration. Thank you!

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  29. Another beauty! Love the fabrics, design, how you did the corners of the quilt and the backing fabrics. It's a wonderful quilt.

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  30. This is so beautiful Rita. Imagie how it will be treasured!

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  31. Amazing job, the quilt is lovely

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  32. I like to use that corner treatment when making HST quilts. I usually put the HSTs en pointe, and am left with those diagonal corners. I agree, they add interest.

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  33. What a lovely quilt. I keep scrolling through your pictures slowly so I can admire all your fabric. I would love to be able to dip into your stash. :) I enjoy English Paper Piecing and this pattern lends itself well to that technique. I've already found a source for the paper pieces. This may just well be my next scrappy quilt project. I recently discovered your blog and enjoy it so much.

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    1. I agree! The perfect English Paper Piecing foundation pattern also. Thank you so much for stopping by!

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