Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Rectangle Checkerboard Quilt - A Finished Quilt

Rectangle Checkerboard Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

The Rectangle Checkerboard Quilt is finished! I love starting the week with a finished quilt for it means that I have spent the last few days basting, quilting, binding, and taking photos. A ritual of tasks that I am familiar and comfortable with. It also means that I am ready to say goodbye to this quilt and start on my next project. I do have a bucket list of quilts that I would like to make but the order of the quilts on the list is subject to change. I do also have a penchant for re-visiting quilt designs/patterns that I have previously enjoyed.

Rectangle Checkerboard Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Rectangle Checkerboard Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Rectangle Checkerboard Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

And so today another Checkerboard Quilt is finished. This one a slight variation on my usual Checkerboard Quilts. Rectangles instead of squares. I have quilted this quilt by ditch stitching all seam lines, both vertical and horizontal, creating a grid of lines that are fairly closely spaced to give the quilt a lovely all over texture.

Rectangle Checkerboard Quilt - backing and binding | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Rectangle Checkerboard Quilt - backing and binding | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Rectangle Checkerboard Quilt - backing and binding | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

For the back of the quilt I have used a single fabric featuring strawberries and flowers on a soft lime green background from the Strawberry Bisuit collection by Elea Lutz. And I couldn't resist matching it with my signature binding - a black/white stripe fabric.

Rectangle Checkerboard Quilt - binding | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Rectangle Checkerboard Quilt - binding | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

QUILT STATS
A selection of 180+ different quilting cottons make up this quilt.
This quilt was strip pieced - see Checkerboard Strip Piecing Tutorial.
Background pin fabric from the Sew Stitchy collection
Finished quilt measures 54 inches x 68 inches.
a low loft cotton batting perfect for use with low volume and bright white fabrics.

Rectangle Checkerboard Quilt - a Postage Stamp Variation Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

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

Rectangle Checkerboard Quilt - a Postage Stamp Variation Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

I have loved working on this quilt! It is so satisfying to work from stash and even more so when I can use a fabric - the pin fabric from the Sew Stitchy collection by Aneela Hoey - that I have been saving for just the right project. 

Rectangle Checkerboard Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
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13 comments:

  1. Another beauty, Rita! I love the constant pin fabric, it makes it so cheerful. Thank you for sharing!

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  2. This is a happy quilt. Makes me smile just looking at it. Congrats on the finish and I'm looking forward to seeing your next one!

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  3. This is a great quilt! I'm curious, since this quilt finished at 54 inches x 68 inches and you used one fabric for the backing, what is your preferred method of splicing the backing fabric to make it look like one big piece?

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  4. I just adore this quilt. I think it's the pins.

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  5. Really really pretty quilt. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. It's lovely; such a simple design, it looks fabulous in those fabrics

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  7. Love the backing and binding!!

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  8. The pin fabric was such a sweet choice. The quilting looks really nice on the back. Those jars on the yellow background are most interesting. Congratulations on a beautiful finish!

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  9. Well done, Rita! Another gorgeous quilt!

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  10. Another beautiful Rita Quilt. It is adorable and so happy, just the way I like it. So inspiring as always, Rita

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  11. Thank you for sharing, Rita! I'm not a frequent commenter, but I have been inspired by your work for years. Currently, I am making slow-but-steady progress on your Color Wheel Block pattern and looking forward to seeing your next project!

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  12. The pins.... Ahhhh!!!!❤️💚💙💜

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