Monday, June 6, 2016

The Finished Story Quilt

A quilt in pictures.
The Finished Story Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
A Story Quilt featuring novelty - I Spy - fabrics and colorful Kona Cottons
Tutorial available here.
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I have had a fun week working on this quilt and I am super pleased with how it turned out. The bright pops of solid fabric really frame the novelty fabrics so well and make this a rather cheerful kids quilt. I don't work with solid fabrics often enough!

The finished Story Quilt - featuring novelty fabrics and Robert Kaufman Kona Cottons
The finished Story Quilt featuring novelty fabrics and Robert Kaufman Kona Cottons
The finished Story Quilt ~ A colorful I-Spy quilt for kids.

I have finished the quilt by ditch stitching the edge to edge vertical and horizontal seam lines that surround each Story block. To add further interest - and quilting texture! - I have added additional vertical lines of stitching spaced just 1 inch apart; a modern and minimal look although requiring more than minimal effort and input of time. But well worth the effort.

A Story Quilt | Tutorial available | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
A Story Quilt | Tutorial available | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
A Story Quilt | Tutorial available | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

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 ~  a classic "can't go wrong with a polka dot" fabric, and the last of some yardage that I had on hand.

The Story Quilt - backing fabric | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
The finished Story Quilt - backing fabric and label | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

And of course for the binding I have used my signature black/white stripe fabric by Timeless Treasures. I did audition (and make!) a red and white stripe fabric for binding but I changed my mind at the last minute. I couldn't do it! Maybe next time. [Custom quilt label by Lillalotta - Etsy]

The finished Story Quilt - backing and binding fabric.
The finished Story Quilt - binding
The finished Story Quilt - black and white stripe binding fabric

QUILT STATS

The finished quilt measures 44 inches x 56 inches (112cm x 142cm).
All solid fabrics are Robert Kaufman Kona Cottons. 
All cotton fabrics - and many fun novelty fabrics.

The finished Story Quilt - a Modern I-Spy Quilt for Kids

This quilt is for sale and is available for purchase from my Etsy Store.

All the listing details are here:

As always, if you have any questions please don't hesitate to email me:
redpepperquilts (at) gmail (dot) com

The finished Story Quilt - A Modern and Colorful Story Quilt for Kids

Lots of photos today. Thank you for stopping by and scrolling through!

Rita

A Modern I-Spy Children's Quilt

RELEVANT LINKS:
Red Pepper Quilts Etsy Store
A Story Quilt Tutorial and Work in Progress
More Red Pepper Quilts Tutorials

The finished Story Quilt ~ a modern I-Spy Quilt for toddlers and children.
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6 comments:

  1. Another awesome Rita quilt. Love it.

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  2. Your quilts are always wonderful, great patterns and fabric choices and the quilting is always perfect. I was wondering if you've done a tutorial on how you machine quilt. There was one tip you wrote about on grid quilting and it worked for me. I would love to learn more from you.

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  3. So darned cute I can hardly stand it! Very good use of those great novelty fabrics we all like to collect, but not sure what to use them for.

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  4. What a cute children's quilt - any child would love all the cute prints and colorful blocks.

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  5. You have such a knack with colour and style. Another beautiful quilt

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  6. So Attractive! Love your Blog! msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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