Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Red White and Blue Postage Stamp Quilt - A Finished Quilt

Red White Blue Postage Stamp Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

QUILT STATS
Red + White + Blue Postage Stamp Quilt 
The finished quilt measures 54 inches x 54 inches.
A selection of almost 180+ different quilting cottons make up this quilt.
This quilt was strip pieced - see Postage Stamp Quilt Tutorial
I made 81 16-patch blocks ~ a total of 1296 patches of fabric.
Each finished square measures 1.5" x 1.5".

Red White Blue Postage Stamp Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Red White Blue Postage Stamp Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Red White Blue Postage Stamp Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

Red, white, and blue! You cannot go wrong with such a classic color palette, especially when you combine that color palette with traditional patchwork design. I love everything about this quilt and as always have loved the process of choosing fabrics, simple piecing, and then quilting and binding. 

Red White Blue Postage Stamp Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Red White Blue Postage Stamp Quilt - Binding | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

To keep things simple and allow the fabrics to shine I have quilted this quilt by ditch-stitching all seam lines, creating an all over 1.5" grid of intersecting lines. This gives the quilt a subtle texture and a lovely soft hand. For the back of the quilt I have used a single floral fabric in a soft grey: Daisy Vine in Pewter by Pam Kitty Morning from the Fog City Kitty Collection.

Red White Blue Postage Stamp Quilt - Backing and binding | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

For the binding I have once again used a black/white stripe fabric by Timeless Treasures. I auditioned several other stripe fabrics for binding - including a blue/white and red/white stripe fabric - but came back to my trusty black/white stripe fabric. Whilst I am calling this my red, white, and blue quilt there are also quite a few black fabric accents in the quilt and as such the black/white stripe fabric for binding was the natural choice and the perfect fit. (AND because I am often asked ~ Timeless Treasures black/white stripe fabric is currently available from Fabric Bubb).

Red White Blue Postage Stamp Quilt - Binding | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Red White Blue Postage Stamp Quilt - Binding | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

This quilt was sold prior to listing in my Etsy Store and prior to publishing this blog post. The quilt is currently making it's way across the Pacific Ocean to it's new home.

If you are interested in purchasing one of my quilts
 - even one that I am stillworking on - 
please don't hesitate to contact me by email.


Thank you for stopping by,
Rita


RELEVANT LINKS:
Postage Stamp Quilt Tutorial
Timeless Treasures - black/white stripe fabric.

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13 comments:

  1. I'm certain the new owners will be in awe when they receive this beauty!!

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  2. Just beautiful~looks like a vintage quilt from a granny's attic:-)

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  3. 1.5 x 1.5 - that's some work! Lovely fabric choices.

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  4. Now that is a gorgeous Rita wilt. Love the backing!! Lucky purchaser!

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  5. Well then! The perfect quilt already flying to it's new forever home. I really like this quilt. I love patches too, and of course love ditch stitching.

    Happy Wednesday Rita

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  6. It's so sweet - love the color choice and black & white stripe binding ALWAYS works!

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  7. I just love your work ! I can't get enough of your quilts.

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  8. I always see familiar fabrics but there's always some beauties that I don't recognize... Your stash is just incredible!! Love it!!!

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  9. I just love this! Red, white, & blue plus a black & white striped binding? Heaven! :)

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  10. Do you know the history of the postage stamp quilt? It is fascinating! I made a king size postage stamp quilt and then hand quilted the finished quilt. A long winter's project. :)

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  11. It's a beauty! It's making its way across the Pacific to its new home, I hope it's coming to the U.S.! Thank you for the lovely quilt show and tutorial.

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