Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Rectangle Checkerboard Quilt 2

The finished quilt and a gallery of photos ~
Rectangle Checkerboard Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016

QUILT STATS
A selection of almost 180+ different quilting cottons make up this quilt.
Each finished rectangle measures 2.25 inches x 3 inches.
a low loft batting perfect for use with low volume and bright white fabrics.
The finished quilt  measures 54 inches x 72 inches.

Rectangle Checkerboard Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Rectangle Checkerboard Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Rectangle Checkerboard Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016

This patchwork quilt is all about the fabrics and at the same time it is an excellent scrap and stash buster project. Working from stash is very satisfying and I love pulling out the many fabric "favorites"; working out what does and what doesn't go together, although generally I find that most of my stash plays nicely together. And of course sometimes the fabrics that clash the most make the greatest impact.

Rectangle Checkerboard Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Rectangle Checkerboard Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016

Whilst this quilt was strip pieced I did spend a lot of time and effort into randomizing the patchwork strips so that the eye isn't immediately drawn to the same fabrics that sit alongside one another. All of the fabrics that are fussy cut - the fabrics that feature an animal, bird, chicken, glasses - rather than randomly cut into, have been individually cut and pieced into a strip set. Some strip sets were taken apart and sewn together with pieces of other strip sets. Choosing and cutting fabric, and then piecing the quilt top is my favorite part of the process!

Rectangle Checkerboard Quilt - backing fabric | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Rectangle Checkerboard Quilt - backing fabric | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016

The quilt is quilted by ditch stitching all seam lines. Simple and functional rather than decorative quilting, and at the same time giving the quilt a lovely texture and a very nice drape. For the back of the quilt I have used a single fabric from the Strawberry Biscuit collection by Elea Lutz which is a nice variation to my usual quilt back fabric!

Rectangle Checkerboard Quilt - binding | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016

But I could not go past using my signature black/white stripe fabric for quilt binding (by Timeless Treasures).

Rectangle Checkerboard Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016

This quilt is available for purchase from my Etsy Store.


The quilt is available for immediate shipping and will be sent by 
Express Post (for both domestic and international shipping). 

Rectangle Checkerboard Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016

Thank you for stopping by!
Rita

Rectangle Checkerboard Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Rectangle Checkerboard Quilt - binding | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016

RELEVANT LINKS:
Red Pepper Quilts Etsy Store
Rectangle Checkerboard Quilt 2 - Work in Progess
Rectangle Checkerboard Quilts #1 - May 2016

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8 comments:

  1. Another gorgeous Red Pepper quilt. Choosing the fabrics and piecing are my favourite aspects of quilting too.

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  2. makes me happy looking at all the different fabrics, love those chickens!

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  3. I love your signature black and white striped binding. I recently bound a quilt in black and white spots (your influence - I didn't have any stripes!) and love it!

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  4. Beautiful quilt and finish - love the backing and binding you used for this quilt!!

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  5. Your quilts are happy quilts. Timeless Treasures should name their black/white stripe "Rita's Binding." I see more and more people using it for their binding. Merry Christmas, Rita.

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  6. Another happy eye candy quilt. Love the backing! Thanks Rita.

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  7. I love the mix. This is a sweet quilt. A little happy in every square :-)

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