Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The Finished Scrapbuster Quilt

A Scrapbuster Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016

I am a creature of habit and if you were to pop by my home you are likely to find me at my sewing machine making a quilt, however when the going gets tough and I unexpectedly lose a few days because life happens you are then likely to find me making a simple patchwork quilt preferably from fabric pulled from my scrap bin. The ritual and routine of patchwork piecing brings so much joy!

A Scrapbuster Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016
A Scrapbuster Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016
A Scrapbuster Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016

And so this quilt is all about the fabrics, the prints, and the abundance of color. No specific color palette for this quilt, instead I have embraced the all over scrappy (and colorful) look. I have included many of may favorite prints as well as fussy cut numerous fun novelty prints to feature animals, birds, faces, fruits, accessories etc. 

A Scrapbuster Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016

The finished quilt measures 60 inches x 75 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.

A Scrapbuster Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016
A Scrapbuster Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016

The back of the quilt features a single text fabric ~ Newsprint from the Story collection by Carrie Bloomston ~ an old favorite. And I have matched it with my signature black and white stripe fabric (by Timeless Treasures) for the binding.

A Scrapbuster Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016
A Scrapbuster Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016
A Scrapbuster Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016

QUILT STATS
Scrapbuster Quilt
A selection of more than 200 different quilting cottons
 have been used to make this quilt..
I made 42 16-patch blocks and 6 8-patch blocks:  a total of 720 patches of fabric.
(Refer to the Checkerboard Strip Piecing Tutorial for detailed piecing details).
Each finished square measures 2.5" x 2.5".
The finished quilt measures 60 inches x 75 inches.
Low loft cotton batting ~
Warm & White batting from The Warm Company;
a low loft cotton batting perfect for use with low volume and bright white fabrics

A Scrapbuster 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.

A Scrapbuster Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016

Next up: a quilt from my bucket list! I am excited and nervous at the same time about making this quilt.

Thank you for stopping by,
Rita
A Scrapbuster Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016

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10 comments:

  1. Lovely as always. Love the fussy cut squares.

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  2. A lovely piece of work. How do you manage to get so many fabrics with the same white? They just work perfectly together. The white backgrounds to my fabric stash seem to be lots of different shades.

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  3. Such a delightful bright and cheery cuddly quilt! Thank you for sharing your quilt and all of the details and links. I would love to make one. Have a fantastic creative day!

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  4. pure happiness. I love that the kercheif girl is still showing up in your quilts :)

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  5. Gorgeous as always. Your bucket list quilt wouldnt be paper pieced would it?

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  6. Beautiful quilt, so fresh, I must make one. For me the ritual and routine of patchwork piecing often seems like (good) mental health, it's my happy place.

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  7. This quilt is so beautiful! I absolutely love the blend of colours and fabrics you have used :-) Megan

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  8. I love this. I have so many sizable scraps
    Yours of course looks happy and joyful
    I hope you have calm sewing days ahead.

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