Friday, August 22, 2014

Liberty Tana Lawn and Collage Checkerboard Quilt

A Finished Quilt.
Liberty Tana Lawn and Collage Checkerboard Quilt by Red Pepper Quilts

Straight back behind the sewing machine. I've had a wonderful two week holiday. Away from home and away from my sewing machine. I was very ready for a break from sewing and blogging and now feel refreshed and rearing to go!

Liberty Tana Lawn and Collage Checkerboard Quilt by Red Pepper Quilts

I have started where I left off - with my Liberty Tana Lawn Checkerboard Quilt. I knew I'd be coming home to baste this quilt (not one of my favorite tasks) but I don't like to leave projects unfinished. The longer it sits around as a quilt top the less likely I am to finish it.

Liberty Tana Lawn and Collage Checkerboard Quilt by Red Pepper Quilts

This quilt is one of my bigger quilts; certainly one of the bigger quilts made this year. The quilt measures 64 inches x 80 inches. It seemed a good idea at the time of piecing but less so whilst basting, quilting and taking photos. It was especially hard to get a good photo of the whole quilt.

Liberty Tana Lawn and Collage Checkerboard Quilt by Red Pepper Quilts
Liberty Tana Lawn and Collage Checkerboard Quilt by Red Pepper Quilts

The backing fabric is a Liberty Tana Lawn fabric and I purchased it especially for this quilt. I love these cheerful sunflowers! It is rather luxurious to have a quilt with an all Liberty backing fabric but I do think this quilt called for this special touch. And it is so soft!

Liberty Tana Lawn and Collage Checkerboard Quilt by Red Pepper Quilts
Liberty Tana Lawn and Collage Checkerboard Quilt by Red Pepper Quilts

My choices for binding fabric were somewhat limited as I don't have many pieces of Liberty fabric that are the full width of the fabric (I usually buy fat quarters or smaller pieces). It was therefore a choice between a very scrappy binding or using the trimmed pieces from my backing fabric. I went with the latter as these pieces were long and just wide enough, and therefore perfect for this task.

Liberty Tana Lawn and Collage Checkerboard Quilt by Red Pepper Quilts

This quilt is for sale and the price is available upon request.
Paypal only.
 (email: redpepperquilts at gmail dot com).
SOLD

Liberty Tana Lawn and Collage Checkerboard Quilt by Red Pepper Quilts

QUILT DETAILS:
 The finished quilt measures 64 inches x 80 inches or 162cm x 203cm.
 A total of 1440 patches of fabric,
 More than 100 different Liberty Tana Lawn fabrics.
Liberty Tana Lawn Quilt backing fabric and binding fabric.
Quilted: All seam lines have been ditch stitch which creates an all over 2 inch grid of intersecting lines.
100% cotton batting (this is a low loft batting) and 100% cotton thread.
Machine stitched binding.

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask!

Liberty Tana Lawn and Collage Checkerboard Quilt by Red Pepper Quilts

26 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous result Rita! I have been looking forward to the big reveal. It is another stunner!

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  2. This is very inspiring for me as I have a growing stash of Liberty fabrics which I have been a little unsure of what to do with them. Problem solved now! What size are the squares?

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    1. Hi Debra - thank you for stopping by! The squares are 2" finished. I strip pieced this quilt using strips measuring 11" x 2.5" - see the Checkerboard Strip Piecing Tutorial here:

      http://www.redpepperquilts.com/2014/06/checkerboard-quilt-and-strip-piecing-tutorial.html

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  3. This is such a gorgeous quilt.

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  4. Wow! This quilt is gorgeous.

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  5. love me some liberty! gorgeous, as always, rita!

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  6. Another great quilt! Love your floral backing and binding. It suits this quilt. Although I expected to see your signature narrow striped binding.

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  7. Mmmmmmm!! :) Well done Rita!

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  8. So pretty!! You've inspired me to get on board with a Liberty of the Month club....I loved your Liberty and Grey one from a few weeks back. I'd decided to go twin-ish size too and am wondering how much yardage you needed for the backing?

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  9. Gorgeous! I love the binding.

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  10. Beautiful quilt. Glad you had a great time away!

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  11. Aren't text prints just the best? This is awesome and I'm sure wont hang around long : )

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  12. I love this quilt. The top is nice but when you put it together with that back it made for a really stunning quilt.

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  13. Oh, wow! this is definitely one of my favorites....and I have lots where you are concerned, actually!

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  14. LOVE the backing Rita. I think the backing is so important..like the foundation on which to build...or the ground floor of a yummy department store.

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  15. Another fabulous quilt, Rita. And I love the backing and binding fabric.

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  16. I love your homage to Liberty----thank you for persevering with the photos so we could all see it.

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  17. This quilt is so divine - I love every detail Rita! The mix of Liberty and newsprint fabrics is fabulous!

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  18. Glad you had a relaxing vacation. It is kinda liberating to stay away from the computer for awhile. I was in the UK last month with no internet and I have to say...I read a whole book and lost a couple pounds from all the walking AND ate a lot of good food!:)

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  19. Very beautiful quilt, I am itching to sew today but I must attend family birthday which will be fun too! Maybe I will bring my machine on the pretext I am teaching them to sew! Bad grandma ok I am going. The binding process for me is my favorite as I get to let my mind drift to my next sewing project. My hardest task is a label . I always need several bandages later, I don't know why I stick myself so many times.

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  20. It is a total stunner - I love it!!!

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