Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Into the Woods - Arcadia Quilt in Progress

[work in progress]
Into the Woods - Arcadia Quilt Top - Red Pepper Quilts

Our weekend was a long weekend - courtesy of the Queen's Birthday - and it was a relaxing one with family, friends as well as some time for fabric play and stitching. 

Into the Woods - Arcadia Quilt Top - Red Pepper Quilts

Several weeks ago I received a fat quarter bundle of Arcadia by Sarah Watson for Cloud9 Fabrics (for more details and photos see Sunday Stash #231), and it has been calling my name ever since. Although not normally my color palette the stormy blues have me completely drawn in. Especially those sunflowers! And the cute toadstools ...

Arcadia by Sarah Watson for Cloud9 Fabrics
Arcadia by Sarah Watson for Cloud9 Fabrics
Into the Woods - Arcadia Quilt Top - Red Pepper Quilts

Of course it was an opportunity for fabric play and I have added some fun extras just to make it my own ...

Into the Woods - Arcadia Quilt Top - Red Pepper Quilts

Deer ~ Elk Family by Jay Cyn for Birch Fabrics
Hand drawn black/white prints ~ Summersville by Lu Summers 

Into the Woods - Arcadia Quilt Top - Red Pepper Quilts

This is my idea of relaxing, easy sewing ~ allowing the fabrics to shine, the colors to play together, and the prints to tell a story. It isn't necessarily a quick process as I have to walk away from my design floor often, edit my fabric choices, and revisit the stash. The deer fabric (grey background) were my last addition which finally pulled the story and the colors together. 

Into the Woods - work in progress - Arcadia Quilt Top
Into the Woods - work in progress - Arcadia Quilt Top

This quilt top is ready for basting. That's my task for today.

Disclosure: Fat Quarter bundle of Arcadia fabric was sent to me courtesy of Cloud9 without obligation - the work, words, photos and opinions are all mine. No persuasion needed.

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17 comments:

  1. The new quilt is lovely. I'm hoping to start something like this soon. Just need to come up with the right fabrics. My choice usually runs to Civil War prints, so will have to find a bundle or two of modern prints. Step outside my comfort zone.

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  2. You sure have a way with colour Rita! It's lovely...

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  3. another lovely range of fabrics, especially liked the toadstools on both colours. Was it our Queen you had a holiday for? we do not get a holiday here in the UK for her birthday

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  4. I love the way the simple squares really let the fabrics shine, such lovely designs, so sweet!

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  5. This is so fun. You do more with simple design than most do with a complicated design. I love your sense of color and style. Perfection!

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  6. As always, a happy and interesting quilt! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Yes, I can see that the deer made a real difference. A lovely quilt.

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  8. Rosemary B here:
    RITA!! This turned out cute and wonderful
    I love your style.

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  9. Look at your quilt always make me HAPPY .... :)) thank you for sharing the happiness...

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  10. I have been drawn to fabrics with darker backgrounds lately too.... No idea why. Isn't it funny .

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  11. So cute! Soft and quiet with pops of the darker blue which is awesome. What size squares did you use and did you piece separately or say sewing four strips together and then cutting to make it go faster. I need to do a quilt like this to bust some scraps! Thanks!

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  12. another beautiful quilt! very springy/summery. ;p

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  13. Nice! How large is the quilt top? What size did you cut the squares?

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  14. This is a darling quilt. You have such an eye for colour placement. Really lovely

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  15. I like this quilt but is it my imagination or this this one a little outside of your norm? I can't put my finger on it exactly. I am not sure I've ever used Cloud 9 Fabrics. Great job!

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