Thursday, July 14, 2016

A Color Splash Quilt - Work in Progress

Color Splash Quilt | Work in Progress | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

It is Winter down under and it has been cold in Melbourne for the last few weeks! We even had a small chance of light snow earlier this week (which is most unusual), but I am thankful that snow did not eventuate. Dark and gloomy days however do call for an injection of color, and that is what this week's project has been all about. Color. Color. Color. And of course simple patchwork.

Color Splash Quilt | Work in Progress | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Color Splash Quilt | Work in Progress | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Color Splash Quilt | Work in Progress | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

It is no secret that I have a decent size fabric stash - although I suspect I am not alone in this - and a significant part of that stash is a variety of Japanese fabrics that I have collected over a period of time. My collection of Japanese fabrics includes those by popular Japanese designers like Suzuko Koseki and Atsuko Matsuyama, and from Japanese fabric houses including Yuwa Fabrics and Lecien Fabrics.

Color Splash Quilt | Work in Progress | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Color Splash Quilt | Work in Progress | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
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For this quilt I have pulled out my favorite Japanese prints and combined them with fabric stash basics (dots, checks, stripes, gingham) and designer quilting cottons.The quilt design is simple: patchwork squares and quarter Log Cabin blocks (quarter Log Cabin Blocks have either one or two "rounds" of logs). The layout of the different units is random.

Color Splash Quilt | Work in Progress | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

QUILT STATS
Color Splash Quilt
Quilt top measures 48 inches x 60 inches.
15 rows of 12 units ~  a total of 180 units.
Each finished unit measures 4" x 4".
All fabrics are quilting cottons and includes many Japanese prints
that have been fussy cut to feature a novelty item.

Color Splash Quilt | Work in Progress | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Color Splash Quilt | Work in Progress | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Color Splash Quilt | Work in Progress | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

I love how the quilt turned out! It is exactly how I imagined it when I set out to create a quilt with a splash of color. What's more this week the photos seemed to roll of the camera effortlessly, hence the many photos ... and there is a lot to see. Enjoy!

Thank you for stopping by,
Rita

Color Splash Quilt | Work in Progress | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Color Splash Quilt | Work in Progress | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

RELEVANT LINKS:
A Color Splash Quilt - The Finished Quilt 2016

Japanese fabrics are available from:
Miss Matatabi
Pink Castle Fabrics
Little Crafty Shop (AU)
Westwood Acres

Color Splash Quilt - Work in Progress | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

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11 comments:

  1. Love the quilt and envy you your Japanese fabrics. What a great idea for an I Spy quilt too. Simple, yet not so simple. Fantastic job. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. I can imagine how much fun you had doing this one.

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  3. Love all the color. Pure happiness :)

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  4. This turned out wonderfully - a beautiful splash of color to push away the winter dreariness.

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  5. Wow! I love the color and fabric selection, but what I keep going back and studying is how you played with the blocks. Beautiful and inspirational -- thank you!

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  6. Beautiful quilt, and what a great idea for an I Spy quilt.

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  7. Another beautiful quilt! You are my inspiration!

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  8. Your quilt and fabric is so inspiring!! I hope it's okay that I pinned on my Pinterest wall.

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  9. Really nice Rita! I do love how you arranged them so random and that is so interesting, very fun.
    It is roasting hot and humid here in Northern Virginia 35 miles west of the Cesspool.
    I would love some cold cold cold weather right now.
    Have a fun week-end

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  10. Cheerful!!! Perfect for a winter quilt to brighten a gloomy gray day... I agree with Rosemary... Here in Baltimore we could use a bit of a cool breeze... But it reminds me of a glorious vintage summer picnic!! Love it for either season...

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  11. So cute, and I love the easy, 3 piece block.

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