Showing posts with label Amy Bulter. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Amy Bulter. Show all posts

Friday, September 14, 2012

Sweet Daisy Quilt II - A Custom Quilt

 A Custom Order Quilt using
The Sweet Daisy Quilt Pattern - an RPQ Pattern

Finished Quilt size:  52.5 inches x 65.5 inches

I have been burning the midnight oil this week to get this quilt finished.  I imagine it's not terribly exciting to see me reproduce this quilt, however it has been interesting to make a quilt from a pattern; and even more interesting to read and follow my own instructions!  


Fabrics Used:
  • Amy Butler - a selection of prints from the Lark and Soul Blossoms collection.
  • SOLIDS: Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton in White, Ash, Aqua, Banana, Cactus, Medium Pink and Putty
  • Kei Honeycomb in Blue for binding

The Sweet Daisy Quilt Pattern is an ideal beginner pattern; it requires experience in rotary cutting and basic straight line sewing.  The finished size of the quilt can easily be modified by adding/omitting rows/columns to suit your needs.  This quilt was made according to the exact pattern instructions, and a more comprehensive list of fabric requirements forms part of the pattern instructions.


And so whilst this quilt is ready for shipping, I think it is time to the tidy the trail of destruction that I have left behind in this whirlwind of sewing, preferably prior to starting the next project. 
Thank you for stopping by,
Rita

Relevant Links:
Sweet Daisy Quilt Pattern (Etsy Store)
Sweet Daisy Custom Quilt - in Progress
Sweet Daisy Quilt and Quilt Pattern - blog post
Sunday Stash #81 - Soul Blossoms  

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Sunday Stash #81

Now if I were to tell you that I didn't bring back any fabric from my trip to The United States you  would know, without a shadow of a doubt, that I was lying.  America is quilter's heaven ~ with fabric at less than half the price than we can source  locally and an abundance of online stores that will ship reliably within days of ordering! 


This bundle is Amy Butler's new fabric collection, Soul Blossoms.  It was purchased online from Hawthorne Threads and delivered by the USPS to our accommodation in NYC ~ from there it traveled in style in my hand luggage.


I am loving these color matched threads which are making my mind tick over with ideas! Cutting into this bundle of fabric may just have to be next on my list of things to do.  

Of course, my PurlSoho purchases may require a blog post all on their own!

Enjoy Sunday,
Rita

Monday, November 2, 2009

Amy Butler - Love

Finished!  And I have had the opportunity to take some decent photos, so here follows a rather picture heavy post.


There are 26 different fabrics in the Amy Butler "Love" range and I used approximately 6 to 7 squares from each of the fabrics.  The squares measured 4 inches at the cutting stage.  A total of 169 squares were cut to form 13 rows by 13 columns.  The finished quilt measures 46 inches x 46 inches.


The back of the quilt is also pieced.  Although I really wanted to make the back of the quilt from more of the AB fabrics, I ran out of fat quarters with sufficiently wide enough pieces of fabric (due to inadequate planning on my behalf!)  for each of the 11 inch squares.  As a result I have added an alternating Kona Cotton Solid in Ash around the outside.  I think it works well.  I am also pleased with how well centered the backing is this time!  A tricky task, but works much better when you also mark the center lines of the backing onto the batting.


The quilting is again very simple, just a matter of outlining the seam lines, (approximately 1/4 inch on either side of the seams), using the inner edge of my walking foot as a guide.  I also adjust the needle  position on my sewing machine to give a fairly generous 1/4 inch.


The binding was added without much hesitation this time.  I think this quilt really need a quiet print as binding, one without too much color and pattern variation.  .


I have chosen Bali Gate in Periwinkle from the Love range for the binding.


As all of the printed fabrics in this quilt are from the one fabric range, I have made a label from the selvage.  It reads "Love - Amy Butler")  It is doubled over and tucked into the binding in the diagonally opposite corner to my own label.  An understated tribute to Amy Butler's retro but very modern fabric range. 

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

New to Blogging!

I have been contemplating starting a blog for some time now, and have finally taken the plunge.

Here is my first post on my first ever blog!

What I would like to start with is to show you some of my favorite quilts that I have made since I began quilting back in 2001.


This quilt is called Emma's Quilt and I made this quilt in 2008 for a niece. It is my own design and layout, however it features some very traditional quilting blocks. It is a log cabin quilt made with some of my favorite fabrics. The feature fabric is fussy-cut from Amy Butler's Lotus range called Wallflower in Cherry. (Is it true that the Amy Butler Lotus and Belle range has just been discontinued by the manufacturer? Oh no!! Must update my stash!)


This quilt is definitely one of my favorite quilts, with white fabric being one of my trademarks. I love white fabric in quilts, I think it gives them a fresh, modern look. This quilt was one of the first quilts that I have quilted myself on my domestic sewing machine.


Over the coming weeks I hope to post some more pictures of my quilts as well as pictures of my stash and works in progress!