Friday, August 19, 2016

For the Love of Patchwork II - A Finished Quilt

For the Love of Patchwork II - A Finished Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

 QUILT STATS
A selection of more than 180 different quilting cottons
were used to make this quilt.
Quilt top pieced from individually cut squares.
357 patchwork squares - 21 rows of 17 squares.
Finished quilt measures 43 inches x 53 inches.
Each finished square measures 2.5" x 2.5".
Low loft cotton batting ~ 
a low loft cotton batting perfect for use with low volume and bright white fabrics.

For the Love of Patchwork II - A Finished Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
For the Love of Patchwork II - A Finished Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
For the Love of Patchwork II - A Finished Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

A picture post of the finished For the Love of Patchwork II quilt today and it is a very happy finish indeed. I love simple patchwork; exploring color palettes and working from stash, mixing stash basics, low volume fabrics, beautiful Liberty of London Tana Lawn, and novelty fabrics featuring flowers, fruits, cats, birds, mermaids and more. Some of these fabrics have been part of my fabric stash for some time and others are very recent additions (still sitting in pretty little piles dotted around my sewing area, not ready to be slotted in with "general stash").

For the Love of Patchwork II - A Finished Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
For the Love of Patchwork II - A Finished Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

The finished quilt measures 43 inches x 53 inches and I have ditch stitched all seam lines thereby creating an all over 2.5 inch grid of intersecting lines and giving the quilt a lovely soft hand without adding or taking anything away from the fabrics that are the feature of this quilt. 

For the Love of Patchwork II - A Finished Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
For the Love of Patchwork II - backing and binding fabric | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
For the Love of Patchwork II - backing and binding fabric | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

For the back of the quilt I have used a single floral print from the popular Katie Jump Rope Collection by Denyse Schmidt. I love this fabric collection and I am so glad it was reprinted (originally released in 2010). I am trying not to hoard the yardage that I have purchased especially for backing fabric. So far so good - two quilts in a row with KJR backing fabric!

For the Love of Patchwork II Quilt - binding | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
For the Love of Patchwork II Quilt - binding | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

For the binding I have used a narrow orange/white stripe binding from stash. Unfortunately there were no details on the selvage and I don't recall when/where it was purchased, but it does complement the tone of the quilt perfectly. 

For the Love of Patchwork II - A Finished Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

This quilt was sold prior to listing in my Etsy Store
and prior to publishing this blog post. 

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.

For the Love of Patchwork II - A Finished Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
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Thank you for stopping by and for scrolling through the many photos!

Have a great day,
Rita

For the Love of Patchwork II - A Finished Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
For the Love of Patchwork II - A Finished Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

RELEVANT LINKS:
For the Love of Patchwork Quilt II - Work in Progress
For the Love of Patchwork Quilt I (April 2016) - the Finished Quilt

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11 comments:

  1. Another beautiful patchwork quilt with your wonderful, carefully selected fabric choices!

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  2. Just beautiful! How can you part with your work?

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  3. This latest quilt of yours simply inspires me to go upstairs, grab my cutting tool, some fabric and get started.

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  4. As usual, this is lovely, and distinctively your work! Since you pieced individual squares, in order to get a balanced, yet random look, did you lay them all out beforehand?

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  5. Hi Rita. this is a wonderful lovely creation.
    So much to look at, and really sweet colors.
    You are a busy bee. I love that. Being busy keeps you out of mischief.... or so I have heard.
    Happy Friday

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  6. Simple squares patchwork - you do it to perfection!

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  7. I love all the dots and the diamonds and Xs. This is a RITA quilt.

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  8. I wish I had access to your fabric stash. I also wish I knew how to mix fabric colours and patterns like you do. Your quilts are always lovely.

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  9. I like simple patchwork too. This quilt is just beautiful!

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  10. This quilt is lovely. Thanks for inspiring me ;)

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