Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Spools and Nine Patch Quilt

A Finished Quilt.
Spools and Nine Patch Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts

As promised a picture post of my finished Spools and Nine Patch Quilt. I do love how it has turned out; I love the bright colors, that the fabrics were pulled entirely from stash, and whilst in progress unplanned changes were made - adding the alternating nine-patch block -  that affected the final quilt layout and added so much interest to the design.

Spools and Nine Patch Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts

As usual the quilting has added minimal visual detail but that is not to say that this quilt is lightly quilted. I have ditch stitched all vertical and horizontal seam lines, effectively creating an overall 2 inch grid of intersecting straight lines, and thereby adding a hint of texture. I generally use a low loft cotton batting (Matilda's Own brand) which leaves the quilt with a lovely soft drape and a supple finish.

Spools and Nine Patch Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts

For the back of the quilt I have used a single red polka dot fabric on a white background from the Delilah collection by Tanya Whelan. This classic fabric has been in my stash for a while and I must have purchased close to a bolt of it as I have used it as a backing fabric a number of times.

Spools and Nine Patch Quilt - binding | Red Pepper Quilts
Spools and Nine Patch Quilt - binding | Red Pepper Quilts

And I have finished the quilt with a black/white stripe fabric and machine stitched binding. I am consistent and predictable.

Spools and Nine Patch Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts

This quilt was listed for sale in my Etsy Store. It has already sold. 

Spools and Nine Patch Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts

RELEVANT LINKS:
Spool and Nine Patch Quilt TUTORIAL
Spool and Nine Patch Quilt - Work in Progress
More scrap and stash busting projects
Spools and Nine Patch Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts
Thank you for stopping by,
Rita

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23 comments:

  1. Lovely! Must be hard to send it on its way.

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  2. I love this quilt, happy, happy colors! Those 2 blocks together really work, also on point.

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  3. this seriously is one of my most favorite quits i have ever seen! it's just fantastic!

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  4. its a great celebration of colour, love it

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  5. Nice colours ! the choice of blocs is very "judicieux"

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  6. It turned out beautifully. Which is so unusual for you Rita! Ha ha. Love the combination of the nine patch and spool block. And how great to quilt entirely from your stash. What was the overall dimensions of the quilt? Thank you for sharing x

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  7. A really great quilt you must have an amazing stash

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  8. How lovely..another perfect quilt and straight on to the next I'll bet. In the flow.

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  9. Lovely quilt and photos - and thanks for the tutorial :)

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  10. This quilt is a real beauty. I just love everything about it. Just love looking at it - it keeps the eyes moving and exploring the fabrics. Great job Rita!

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  11. oh, to have your stash! the place where they rest must be a magical place, rita! the quilt is vibrant and beautiful. thank you for sharing and inspiring.

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  12. Again, another masterpeice - this is one of your best! SooooOOOoooo happy! How do you put the binding on using the machine as opposed to hand stitching? I think that would be really hard.
    Ellie

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  13. AHA!! Just saw the tutorial!
    Ellie

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  14. What a bright and happy quilt! Love your signature striped binding.

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  15. This is such a happy quilt! I love your choice of colors and fabrics.

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  16. Consistent and predictable? I don't think so! Signature binding aside, these colors are much bolder than so many of your other quilts. (I consider you a low-volume kind of gal.) It's lovely, and I'm sure it will be well loved.

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  17. Such a wonderful quilt - love all the color. I love any Tanya Whelan fabric so I love the backing as well. Your quilts make me smile! Congrats on another fantastic finish.

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