Friday, September 25, 2015

Worn and Washed Strip Quilt - A Finished Quilt

And a picture post.
Worn and Washed Strip Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2015

QUILT STATS
Finished quilt measures 41 inches x 53 inches
Fabrics used include reclaimed garments fabrics, Liberty Tana Lawn, 
gingham and linen look yarn dyed cotton fabric.
100% cotton batting (Matilda's Own).

Worn and Washed Strip Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2015
Worn and Washed Strip Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2015

I am rather pleased to say that my Worn and Washed Quilt is finished (see work in progress and fabric details here), not only because I learned so much from the process and from stepping outside of my comfort zone, but also because with each step I came to love this quilt a little more ...

Worn and Washed Strip Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2015
Worn and Washed Strip Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2015

... especially once it was quilted. I did worry about how all of the different fabric types would wash together, so rather than ponder that thought for too long I immediately washed the quilt (in the washing machine - front loader, short wash, gentle cycle), and dried it in the tumble dryer. All this after midnight of course, for I could not wait till the morning to see the crinkle and the texture. It was worth the wait, and any concerns that I may have had regarding the use of different fabric types were allayed. 

Worn and Washed Strip Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2015

For the back of the quilt I have used a single fabric from the latest Cotton + Steel release (Coffee Shop in Orchid - Lucky Strikes collection by Kim Kight) which works perfectly with the colors and tone of this quilt. It also is one of my favorite prints from this range and I had stashed yardage just for this purpose.

Worn and Washed Strip Quilt - backing fabric | Red Pepper Quilts 2015
Worn and Washed Strip Quilt - backing fabric | Red Pepper Quilts 2015

Left over pieces of fabric have been pieced together to make the binding for the quilt. I do love a good scrappy binding, especially when it includes pieces of dainty floral Liberty Tana Lawn. 

Worn and Washed Strip Quilt - binding | Red Pepper Quilts 2015
Worn and Washed Strip Quilt - binding | Red Pepper Quilts 2015

This quilt sold prior to listing in my store
and is already on the way to the new owner.
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.

Worn and Washed Strip Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2015

As always, thank you for stopping by,
Rita

Worn and Washed Strip Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2015

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23 comments:

  1. It must have been a relief to find it washed and dried just fine -I had been wondering about that myself too. Beautiful quilt Rita!

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  2. I really like this one. It might be my new fovourite Red Pepper Quilt!

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  3. It is fabulous! If I were you I would have had great difficulty sending this quilt off to its new owner....

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  4. This quilt is a winner. The new owner has a beautiful piece of handcrafted work.

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  5. Lovely quilt! It is so inviting - a need to cuddle under! Happy there was no bleed. What a relief!

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  6. Love all your quilts, but this one is definitely one of my all-time favorites!

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  7. It's beautiful! Making improv strip quilts like this is among my favorite kind of piecing. Your version is making me want to make one with Liberty!

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  8. I'm with another reader: I think this is my favorite quilt of yours to date. It's so gorgeous!

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  9. The blue and grey is so lovely.

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  10. Rita, i love your scrappy quilts and this one give's me an idea to do with my novelty prints and a solid for my grandkids!!
    Love the simplicity of your quilts.....:)

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  11. Great job! It's very pretty. I have to say, I'm a big fan of the linen look with the other patterns/colors. It's quite lovely!

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  12. Hi Rita,
    What is the solid color you pieced between the prints? Love it!
    Thank you,
    Rochelle

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  13. I have some vintage sheets and old mens shirts. I think this is what I am going to do with them.

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  14. I like this one because it's different from your usual colors. I think it's the grey that gives the look. It's a beautiful quilt Rita. Congrats to you on another Grand quilt!

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  15. Absolutely beautiful! I love the colour scheme of this. Well done.

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  16. I like the beige mixed in. Good to know the different fabrics washed and dried okay. Very nice!

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  17. I love that you stepped out of the box, the quilt is beautiful.... Also love the uniqueness that up-cycling clothes adds to a quilt....

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  18. I've been reading your blog for a couple years, but I don't think I've ever posted a comment. I really love your quilts. I think you have such an interesting blend of colors and prints, and I enjoy the variety of patterns you choose. This quilt really speaks to me. It's fairly simple in design and only one color, but it has so much texture with such an interesting mix of fabrics. I'm not sure if I'm describing it well, but I wanted to let you know. :)

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  19. Rita is there a pattern for this quilt or did you improvise?

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  20. Beautiful quilt! I am impressed with how lovely the quilt looks after the wash!

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