Friday, September 4, 2015

Pink Lemonade - A Finished Quilt

Pink Lemonade ~ A Finished Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2015
QUILT STATS
The finished quilt measures 48 inches x 60 inches.
80 patchwork blocks measuring 6.5 inches x 6.5 inches,
each block is made from four strips of fabric ~ 2" x 6.5" incl. seam allowances.
(for piecing instructions please see this blog post)
Approximately 100 different quilting cottons.

Pink Lemonade ~ A Finished Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2015
Pink Lemonade ~ A Finished Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2015

The "green" quilt challenge that I set myself has been accomplished. I was surprised by just how many pretty green fabrics that I able to pull from stash. Sometimes it isn't until you start looking, cutting, and actually piecing that you discover just how many designs (and colors) can and will play nice alongside one another. And of course, you cannot go wrong with this classic color palette.

Pink Lemonade ~ A Finished Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2015

This quilt has been quilted with an all over 1 1/2" grid of intersecting lines; first by ditch stitching the seam lines that join the 6" blocks then by quilting in between those lines. One stitch at a time, one line at a time. The low loft cotton batting - my preferred batting - gives the quilt a lovely soft drape, and the quilting adds just the right amount of texture.

Pink Lemonade - backing fabric | A Finished Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2015
Pink Lemonade - backing fabric | A Finished Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2015

For the back of the quilt I have used my favorite backing fabric ~ Newsprint from the Paint Collection by Carrie Bloomston ~ and I have mixed up my usual binding routine by using Squared Elements in Rosewater by Art Gallery Fabrics for binding fabric. The soft pink binding fabric balances the colors of the quilt and finishes the quilt with a subtle frame.

Pink Lemonade - binding | A Finished Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2015
Pink Lemonade - binding | A Finished Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2015

This quilt was sold prior to listing in my store.
If you're interested in purchasing one of my quilts - even one that I am still
working on - please don't hesitate to contact me by email.

Pink Lemonade ~ A Finished Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2015

Thank you for stopping by,
Rita

Pink Lemonade ~ A Finished Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2015

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21 comments:

  1. I absolutely loved this quilt the first time I saw it. I love your color sense, and envy your ability for that! Just beautiful. Lucky person who ended up with that one!

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  2. That looks awesome! I love the colors!

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  3. I love the pink and green together! Looks fabulous as always.

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  4. I can see why it sold even prior to listing!!

    Love the little bits of red.

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  5. Just love this quilt! And I really like those little extra 'pops' of yellow & red.

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  6. Gorgeous quilt! Rita, would you mind posting which batting you use? Thanks so much!

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  7. Love your colour selections. Rita. You have a knack for making them beautiful and scrappy. I am thankful for the inspiration that you share.

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  8. This is gorgeous. It is my favorite. Even though I quilt, I would consider buying this one. The colors are what make it special. Well done!

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  9. I love this. It is perfect.
    You have a gift of making these work together magically.
    I should at some point (yeah right haha) go upstairs to the spare room, where inside resides Mount Fabric Bits, and attack it with scissors and my trusty iron. get down to business.
    Your creations are always inspiring.

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  10. The colors are so happy and fresh. Very inspiring

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  11. Can;t believe how even you got the pattern in binding. You must have cut that specially -
    Ellie
    elliefpw@sbcglobal.net

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  12. Una combinaciĆ³n de telas muy alegres y divertidas un gran acierto
    Besos

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  13. Great combination of pink and green. I would have called it Pink Limeade!

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  14. so soft and pretty.....well done...........

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  15. What a "Perfect" name for your quilt........ What a great quilt to finish with Summer ending.....

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  16. What a precious quilt! I'm going to have to get some Squared Elements- and some stripes-I love your bindings!

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  17. This is so gorgeous and sings of spring!!

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