Wednesday, July 19, 2017

A Flying Geese Rockpool Quilt

A Finished Quilt.
A Flying Geese Rockpool Quilt ~ Rockpool fabric by Jodie Carleton | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

As promised in my Sunday Stash blog post from earlier this month featuring the Rockpool fabric collection, today I am pleased to show you what I turned the FQ bundle that Jodie sent me. Jodie Carleton (from Vintage RicRac) commissioned me to make a quilt with her brand new fabric line ~ Rockpool for Ella Blue Fabrics ~ for her booth at Spring Quilt Market in May this year.

A Flying Geese Rockpool Quilt ~ Rockpool fabric by Jodie Carleton | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
A Flying Geese Rockpool Quilt ~ Rockpool fabric by Jodie Carleton | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

The Rockpool collection features five unique designs each in five different color ways. The colors are pastel soft, the fabrics with a white background are a sparkling white, and the prints feature coastal life elements including seagulls, whales, starfish and even a few not-so-scary sharks. To highlight the prints I have added several solid fabrics (Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton) and decided that the Flying Geese block was the perfect unit to celebrate the fabric designs.

A Flying Geese Rockpool Quilt ~ Rockpool fabric by Jodie Carleton | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

In addition, I have added numerous spiky triangle blocks to add another element of interest. These blocks were foundation paper pieced (using EQ7 - quilt design software - to draft up the block). These blocks kind of remind me of stringy plant life or seaweed found floating in the ocean and indeed rockpools.

A Flying Geese Rockpool Quilt ~ Rockpool fabric by Jodie Carleton | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

QUILT STATS
Rockpool Quilt
The finished quilt measures 50 inches x 50 inches.
191 Flying Geese units measuring 2.5" x 5" (finished).
9 Spiky Triangle Blocks measuring 5" x 5" (finished).
Fabric:
Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton
Quilting:
Ditch stitching all vertical and horizonal block seam lines
then adding additional vertical lines spaced 1 inch apart
Batting:
Low Loft Cotton Batting:
a low loft batting perfect for use with low volume and bright white fabrics.

A Flying Geese Rockpool Quilt ~ Rockpool fabric by Jodie Carleton | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
A Flying Geese Rockpool Quilt ~ Rockpool fabric by Jodie Carleton | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

For the back of the quilt I have used a single dot print on a white background from one of Jodie's previous collections - Backyard Circus. And for the binding I have used my signature black/white stripe fabric, this time from the the basics range by Ella Blue Fabrics.

A Flying Geese Rockpool Quilt ~ Rockpool fabric by Jodie Carleton | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
A Flying Geese Rockpool Quilt ~ Rockpool fabric by Jodie Carleton | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

ROCKPOOL BY JODIE CARLETON is arriving in stores now and is available from:
GJ's Discount Fabrics (Melbourne)

A Flying Geese Rockpool Quilt ~ Rockpool fabric by Jodie Carleton | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

With thanks to Jodie and Ella Blue Fabrics for the opportunity to work with them. I look forward to seeing what Jodie is up to next!

Thank you for stopping by,
Rita

A Flying Geese Rockpool Quilt ~ Rockpool fabric by Jodie Carleton | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

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Sunday Stash - Rockpool by Jodie Carleton

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11 comments:

  1. I am constantly amazed a show quickly you work, and how amazing you are a putting just the right colours together. x

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  2. Hands down Rita on the pattern. The fabric looks too cool. I really wanna to make one for my niece with this same fabric. The spiky triangle blocks is stealing the show. Just too beautiful. Thanks for sharing this, i would like to subscribe to your blog for more posts like this, can you please tell me how should i do it.

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  3. Great looking quilt with fabulous fabrics.

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  4. What a beauty! Your addition of solids is perfect.

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  5. Lovely fabrics and colours, great design and beautifully excecuted.

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  6. Wow this is stunning, really love this quilt 😊😊

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  7. Your quilts always catch my eye. Your colors and unique way of showcasing simple blocks have such impact. I am a faithful fan and totally inspired by your work. Planning a 1/2 square stash buster hoping to bring the colors together in as pleasing a manner as you.

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  8. THANKS FOR SHARING ANOTHER NEAT PROJECT!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  9. It's so bright and cheerful. Just gorgeous

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