Wednesday, July 3, 2013

A Finished Quilt and Picture Post

Sew Simple.
A traditional patchwork quilt made from stash fabric including many small and medium scale floral prints as well as stash basics such as ginghams and dots.

Sew Simple was my sewing motto this last week or so; a week of school holidays, frosty cold - and late start - mornings and long lazy days.  Collating fabric continues to bring me much joy and I am grateful that it comes naturally.  I am often asked about my process for choosing fabrics and must admit that I don't spend much time thinking about the process, but rather just do and trust my eyes and instincts.

Whilst the sewing was simple I did spend extra time on the quilting.  I have quilted a 1 inch grid of intersecting lines - all quilting lines run from edge to edge - using a quilting guide attached to my walking foot to space the lines at regular intervals.  Stitch, stitch, stitch ... it is time consuming but well worth the effort.  I love this texture! 

Of course, ahem, it needed a black/white stripe binding ...

I have updated my Etsy Store.  

You can see the listing details for this quilt here:  Classic Patchwork Quilt.

As always, thank you for stopping by!


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  1. Beautiful, as always! (Curious about the stitching guide for your walking foot. I can't get mine to fit on the walking foot on the 820. Are you using a different walking foot or a different guide? I'd love to know. Thanks.)

  2. Beautiful. I love patchwork.

  3. Beautiful as usual,love all the bight colours.

  4. Another beautiful quilt. May I ask what stitch length you use for your quilting. Your quilting always looks so beautiful.

  5. You have such a good eye for putting fabrics together.

  6. Beautiful, I was wondering how you took such wonderful pictures of your quilts. Do you take them inside or outside and what program do you use to remove the background. Thank you so much!!

  7. What a lovely quilt, really lovely colours

  8. I think it would be a good idea to dive into your scrap basket... as in physically dive!!
    The binding id fab!

  9. Rita your work is an inspiration beautiful, bright and happy! Love the quilting! Thank for brightening my day

  10. Cute! I love the texture of close quilting, though my ~1/4 inch spacing was a little too close, took me forever.

  11. BEAUTIFUL! Rita what sewing machine do you use? Not to do a commercial for the brand but that stitch length is so unusual. Can,t wait for your next work of art. AHW

  12. Love your grid quilting -- and your signature black and white striped binding.

  13. Simple, but very very nice! J.

  14. I love this and just have to ask what is that black and white stripe fabric?!?! I love it on your quilts and can't find it anywhere! You really are so talented! Thanks for sharing.


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