Tuesday, May 12, 2015

For the Love of Patchwork | A Finished Quilt

A new week, a finished quilt, and a picture post.
For the Love of Patchwork - A Finished Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts

Well, from start to finish, that was a fun quilt to make. I love classic patchwork, and when you combine that with my love for color and fabric, you know that I have spent the week in my quilting paradise.

For the Love of Patchwork - A Finished Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts
For the Love of Patchwork - A Finished Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts

Quick Quilt Stats:
2.5 inch finished squares.
540 patchwork squares.
Cotton fabric, thread, and batting.
Quilt measures 50 inches x 67 inches.
120+ different fabrics from stash including fabrics
that are now hard to find, but also many current designer fabrics
that I think you will recognize.

For the Love of Patchwork - A Finished Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts
For the Love of Patchwork - A Finished Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts

Quilted with intersecting horizontal and vertical lines (ditch stitching all seam lines) creating a 2.5 inch grid of lines as well as a set of diagonal lines that cross through every second patchwork square, thereby adding texture without affecting the quilt design, nor the use of fabrics. 

For the Love of Patchwork - A Finished Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts
For the Love of Patchwork - A Finished Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts

For the back of the quilt I have used my current favorite backing fabric ~ Newsprint from the Paint Collection by Carrie Bloomston matched with my favorite binding fabric ~ black and white stripe by Timeless Treasures. A winning combination.

For the Love of Patchwork - A Finished Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts
For the Love of Patchwork - A Finished Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts

This quilt was listed in my Etsy Store, and was sold prior to publishing this blog post. It is now making the long journey to it's new owner.

For the Love of Patchwork - A Finished Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts

I have made a start on my next quilt project - a custom order - and have photos to show you soon.

As always, thank you for stopping by,
Rita
For the Love of Patchwork - A Finished Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts
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21 comments:

  1. Very pretty and I like the backing.

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  2. Reminds me of the quilts my mother and grandmother made. Beautiful!

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  3. I would love to know how you keep your stash organized. I'm fairly new to quilting and seem to be constantly going thru my stash.

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  4. That is beautiful! I love how you use color and make the combinations.

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  5. love it love it love it!!! As usual!

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  6. For the love of Fabric! For the love of Colour! Another happy, delightful quilt, Rita!

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  7. Beautiful fun quilt, as usual, Rita. I have got to find that newsprint fabric! So perfect for lots of projects. FUN!

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  8. Can't wait to see what's next.

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  9. I don't know how, but it feels like I could pick your classic patchwork quilts out of a lineup; they somehow have something that distinguishes them from all the others as a Red Pepper Quilt. Another lovely finish, I love that backing fabric!

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  10. Wow, another stunning and springy quilt.Great job!

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  11. I love this quilt. It's an "I spy" for fabric lovers!

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  12. Another beautiful finish.

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  13. The striped binding is so perfect! I'm sure the new owner will love this!

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  14. I have a question - how did you piece this one together? I don't see fabric repeats which makes me think you didn't use the strip piecing then cut down to size method in your tutorials....?

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    1. Hi Anne - thank you for stopping by :-) I did strip piece this quilt using strips measuring 3" wide x 10". Sew four strips together and cross cut at 3" intervals (the process is the same as per my tutorial Checkerboard and Strip Piecing Tutorial)

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  15. Rita - Did you sneak in a square from Heather Ross' new line? I think I see a little green patch with a yarn ball. :-) I can't wait to see that new line. Your work is beautiful. Nice fresh quilt to treasure for years to come.

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  16. Rita, these are my favorites, just patches all working happily together.
    I really like simple quilting too.
    Another inspirational creation!

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  17. Thanks Rita for your response!

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  18. This is so beautiful! I really love its simplicity and the color scheme you chose. Great work!

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