Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Liberty Tana Lawn and Chambray Checkerboard Quilt

A Finished Quilt.
Liberty Tana Lawn and Chambray Checkerboard Quilt - Red Pepper Quilts
Liberty Tana Lawn and Chambray Checkerboard Quilt
60 inches x 60 inches
Liberty Tana Lawn and Chambray Checkerboard Quilt - Red Pepper Quilts

I spent quite some time on the weekend finishing my Liberty Checkerboard Quilt ... piecing the quilt backing, basting, quilting, binding, taking photos ...

Liberty Tana Lawn and Chambray Checkerboard Quilt - Red Pepper Quilts
Liberty Tana Lawn and Chambray Checkerboard Quilt - Red Pepper Quilts

For the back of the quilt I have used a Liberty Tana Lawn print ~ Kinnear in Red. This is one of my favorite Liberty prints and one that I believe has been discontinued. It is certainly difficult to find. The only reason I had yardage on hand was that I searched for it some time ago for my Stawberry Nine Patch Quilt and at that time I was only able to find it listed as a 5 meter bundle. It has been well used for the back of this quilt, and I still have some pieces on hand.

Liberty Tana Lawn and Chambray Checkerboard Quilt - Red Pepper Quilts
Liberty Tana Lawn and Chambray Checkerboard Quilt - Red Pepper Quilts

Quilted with edge to edge straight lines, ditch stitching all seam lines as well as a diagonal grid (cross hatching) through all of the background chambray fabric. I chose to use a dark thread (for quilting) that would blend with the dark chambray fabric; the quilting adds texture without adding further detail to the already interesting chambray and Liberty fabrics.

Liberty Tana Lawn and Chambray Checkerboard Quilt - Red Pepper Quilts
Liberty Tana Lawn and Chambray Checkerboard Quilt - Red Pepper Quilts
Liberty Tana Lawn and Chambray Checkerboard Quilt - Red Pepper Quilts

And for binding ~ again a Liberty Tana Lawn fabric: June's Meadow in Red.

Liberty Tana Lawn and Chambray Checkerboard Quilt - Red Pepper Quilts

Considering the size of this quilt the use of Liberty Tana Lawn has made this quilt surprising light weight. I love the subtle quilted texture, the airy drape and soft hand. 

Liberty Tana Lawn and Chambray Checkerboard Quilt - Red Pepper Quilts

This quilt was for sale ~ and has already sold. It is now on the way to a happy new home. This one was not so easy to part with but I have stocked up on more Chambray fabric. Just in case I feel the need to make another ... to keep. 

Liberty Tana Lawn and Chambray Checkerboard Quilt - Red Pepper Quilts

RELEVANT LINKS:
Liberty Tana Lawn and Chambray Checkerboard Quilt - in progress
Checkerboard Quilt and Strip Piecing Tutorial
Melange/Chambray Yarn Dyed Fabric by Lecien
Melange Yarn Dyed Fabrics available from Polka Dot Tea Fabrics (available in natural, black, taupe and red).
More RPQ projects using Melange Yarn Dyed by Lecien
More RPQ Liberty Tana Lawn Projects
Liberty Tana Lawn and Chambray Checkerboard Quilt - Red Pepper Quilts
Thank you for stopping by,
Rita

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24 comments:

  1. Rita! This is so beautiful, and makes me want to drop everything to make a similar one! What a great way to use your liberty stash!

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  2. What a gorgeous color combination.

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  3. I won a small bundle of liberty in an auction. Now I need chambray

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  4. This came out really, really well. Love the co-ordinating binding and backing. The chambray and the florals show each other off so well.

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  5. Beautiful :) I have been saving liberty to make a quilt for myself so love seeing yours because I can't decide how to use it. I do think Liberty suits simple square patchwork. I also love your other Liberty quilts you have made. One day I will get the urge to chop it up :) Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Every quilt you make is my favorite.....until I see the next one.

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  7. Inspiring!!! What a wonderful way to display a Liberty collection - think it may be my next project!!
    Thanks for sharing Rita,
    C x

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  8. beautiful and all the seams perfect too maybe one day I will be able to do that!

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  9. OH my gosh I love this--I just bought 3 yards of chambray and never even thought about quilting with it! You have inspired me. Just lovely and lush. Pinning now. Also don't feel "stalked" but I just followed you on FB, Google circle, and blog reader LOLOL...... ;) Have a loverly day.

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  10. Beautiful, simply beautiful.......!

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  11. Rosemary B here:
    Rita this is beautiful
    Your creativity is always inspiring :-)

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  12. I really love this. Your quilts are so beautiful with simple calming lines. You must really agonize on color and pulling them together.

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  13. this is so lovely! I'm not surprised it was snapped up :)

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  14. So much lovely Liberty. It must have cost a fortune to make. Would you mind telling us how much you sold it for. I am interested because I might make one for sale but I don't have a blog so not many people view my Etsy account

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  15. Simply beautiful. Perfect for Liberty.

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  16. Gorgeous quilt. I will have to start buying some of that Liberty fabric.

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  17. Just lovely! Hope I can quilt like this one day.

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  18. Wow, so beautiful!
    I love this combination with grey.
    Hugs Olga from Germany

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  19. Pretty, pretty, pretty! Well done!

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  20. That is inspiring! I have a stash of sample liberty cuts that I got for Christmas with not much of an idea of what to do with them, but this is brilliant.

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  21. A real beauty, Rita. You are making me want to start a Liberty stash to make myself one like yours. Love it!

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  22. Fabulous with the grey! The red binding and backing show off the front so wonderfully.

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