Friday, October 25, 2013

A Finished Half Rectangle Quilt

A Finished Quilt in Pictures

My Half Rectangle Quilt is finished.  I am so very pleased with this quilt, and it has reaffirmed my love for simple traditional quilt blocks, solid fabrics and grid quilting. I don't work with solid fabrics often enough!

All solid fabrics are Robert Kaufman Kona Cottons
background fabric is Kona Cotton in Ash
The solid fabrics combined with the grid quilting has given this traditional quilt a modern look and a texture you just want to run your hand over. The intersecting quilting lines are spaced one inch apart and rather than mark lines on the quilt I prefer to use a quilting guide attached to the walking foot to trace seam lines and stitching lines. It works a treat.  

For the back of the quilt I have used a large scale print from the Glimma Collection by Lotta Jansdotter which nicely compliments the solid grey background fabric (Kona Cotton in Ash) and also adds a contrast in pattern.  

For binding fabric I have used Sunprint (Text) by Allison Glass, but rather than cut the binding strips from selvage to selvage I have instead cut strips from the length of the fabric thereby changing the direction of the text. 

This quilt is for sale. I have listed 
this Half Rectangle Quilt in my ETSY STORE.
You'll find the listing here:  Modern Patchwork Quilt

Half Rectangles - Work in Progress (includes quilt inspiration, and fabrics/rulers used).

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  1. I love it. I do have to ask, have you ever blogged about how you photograph your quilts. I am always as jelous as the photography as i am the quilt skills!

    1. I would also be curious about that. Please tell us, oh great Rita!

    2. Yepp, am very curious, too!

  2. The colors you have chosen are fabulous, and I love that there are just two text triangles - a bit of the unexpected! Did you quilt this on the Bernina? The stitching is so perfect.

  3. A beautiful combination of solids! Love the binding and grid quilting. Such beautiful work!

  4. Wow just gorgeous!! You must have the most amazing stash!

  5. Beautiful, Rita. The most amazing thing about all your quilts is your signature style.The patterns may vary, the prints too, but the way you combine them makes each your own. I'm sure most of us could see a stack of quilts and be able to pick yours out. I just love that you have the skill and the aesthetic to do that. And, no one else that I know of, can do that. It's genius!

  6. Fantastic finish! Excellent piecing, quilting, and photography!

  7. Rita, when you do your grid quilting do you start in the centre of the quilt, or on one side work your way across then start at the top and work your way down? This quilt looks brilliant - colours quilting everything.

  8. This is stunning! The quilting is so perfect.

  9. the quilting on this is fab! And the colours are beautiful.

  10. wonderful quilt with the straightest lines of quilting, amazing. do you use a long arm quilter or just an ordinary machine? Checked out the bloc loc rulers but not available in the UK yet so will keep looking.

  11. your backing- and binding-fabric-choice ist fabulous! Love it! Great design work!

  12. Like sailing ships on a sea of flowers. Lovely quilt Rita.

  13. Love this graphic quilt, Rita, and really love the texty binding!!

  14. Such a great for the eyes. Love the solids and shapes, hues and binding.


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