Thursday, April 6, 2017

Outback Wife Quilt - A Finished Quilt

Outback Wife Quilt | A Finished Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

I am so pleased with how my Outback Wife Quilt turned out! This bark cloth fabric collection - Outback Wife Collection by Cathi Bessell-Brown - is far from the style of fabrics that I usually work with however I was so drawn to the vintage style floral fabrics that I had to have them and I ordered these sight unseen. Once they were in the house I also knew that the challenge was on to make something with them! And truth be told, I couldn't wait to get started.

Outback Wife Quilt | A Finished Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Outback Wife Quilt | A Finished Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Outback Wife Quilt | A Finished Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

While the large scale prints were out of my comfort zone I had the most wonderful time finding fabrics from stash that would work with these prints. Many were auditioned and only a few additional fabrics made it into the quilt. The bark cloth was much easier to work with than I had imagined and the quilt has a lovely drape and soft hand.

Outback Wife Quilt | A Finished Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

The quilt is quilted with closely spaced (1/2" apart) edge to edge, vertical lines and I have again used Aurifil 28wt thread (the gray spool) for quilting (28wt top thread - 40wt thread in the bobbin).The heavier weight top thread gives the stitches extra definition which this quilt with the heavier weight fabric can certainly take.

Outback Wife Quilt | A Finished Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

For the back of the quilt I have used my go-to backing fabric: Newsprint in White from the Story Collection by Carrie Bloomston. The binding fabric is a medium Gingham print by Riley Blake Fabrics which complements the quilt top perfectly.

Outback Wife Quilt - with gingham binding | A Finished Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Outback Wife Quilt - with gingham binding | A Finished Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Outback Wife Quilt - with gingham binding | A Finished Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

QUILT STATS
Outback Wife Quilt 
The finished quilt measures 50 inches x 65 inches.
Fabrics Added:
Large Scale Black Dot on Cotton/Linen blend base.
Japanese Chambray in Blue.
Pink stripe - from stash, no details on selvage.
Thread:
Aurifil 50wt  (orange spool) for piecing.
Aurifil 28wt (grey spool) for quilting.
Batting:
Low Loft Cotton Batting:

Outback Wife Quilt | A Finished Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

This quilt is available for purchase from my Etsy Store.

See all the listing details here:

Outback Wife Quilt | A Finished Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Outback Wife Quilt | A Finished Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

I have started cutting fabric for my next project which I look forward to sharing with you soon.

As always, thank you for stopping by!
Rita

Outback Wife Quilt | A Finished Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

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14 comments:

  1. I love all your quilts, but especially the ones which are a little bit different...this one has an heirloom quality to it that I love!

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  2. That came out real nice! The gingham works very well with these prints.

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  3. Looks wonderful! These wouldn't normally be fabrics I'd choose, but you've changed my mind.

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  4. Just love that gingham binding!

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  5. Love the Outback Wife fabric. I just got a couple of the florals-even better in person

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  6. I really like that quilt. It feels vintage and modern at once. I think you really made those big florals work =)

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  7. It's so cute and colorful, and I love that gingham binding. Very fun.

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  8. This quilt is really pretty. I would even say romantical, bc it is
    Well done Rita. Keep going!

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  9. This is beautiful! I love the way the gingham binding almost looks like a blanket stitch from a distance, especially on the newsprint backing.

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  10. I agree, romantical and botanical.
    Lovely finish.

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  11. Hello Rit,

    I saw this quilt on Insta and just wanted to pop over and let you know how beautiful it is. Sorry to hear about your pooch. Hope you and the family are well xx

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  12. These are outside my usual prints too but they remind me of the curtains we had at home and a dress my mother wore when I was very young... nostalgia is a hard thing to beat down! They all play surprisingly well together.

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