Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Bright Hopes Quilt - Color My World

A Finished Quilt
Bright Hopes Quilt - Color My World | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #brighthopesquilt #scrapquilt #patchwork #redpepperquilts

Color, color, everywhere! Fabric is my creative medium of choice and the more colorful my workspace the better. I find it hard to restrain myself and like to put every last fabric scrap to good use. This Bright Hopes quilt was the perfect opportunity to work with both ~ color + fabric scraps.

Bright Hopes Quilt - Color My World | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #brighthopesquilt #scrapquilt #patchwork #redpepperquilts
Bright Hopes Quilt - Color My World | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #brighthopesquilt #scrapquilt #patchwork #redpepperquilts
Bright Hopes Quilt - Color My World | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #brighthopesquilt #scrapquilt #patchwork #redpepperquilts

The fabrics used are many and varied and range from stash basics (dots, gingham, stripes, checks) to novelty fabrics that have been fussy cut to feature a print/design. If you stop by here regularly you may have seen some of these fabrics before, or better still, you might spot fabrics that you too have in your stash. Some are older prints, some have only very recently arrived. All are much loved!

Bright Hopes Quilt - Color My World | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #brighthopesquilt #scrapquilt #patchwork #redpepperquilts
Bright Hopes Quilt - Color My World | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #brighthopesquilt #scrapquilt #patchwork #redpepperquilts
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The quilt has been quilted with a combination of straight vertical, horizontal, and diagonal lines. I use a quilting guide attached to the walking foot to assist with keeping the quilting lines nice and straight (by running the guide along the seam lines and previous quilting lines). No lines were marked!

Bright Hopes Quilt - Color My World | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #brighthopesquilt #scrapquilt #patchwork #redpepperquilts

For the back of the quilt I have used my go-to backing fabric: Newsprint from the Story collection by Carrie Bloomston ....

Bright Hopes Quilt - Color My World | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #brighthopesquilt #scrapquilt #patchwork #redpepperquilts
Bright Hopes Quilt - Color My World | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #brighthopesquilt #scrapquilt #patchwork #redpepperquilts

.... and I have matched it with my signature black/white stripe fabric for the quilt binding.

Bright Hopes Quilt - Color My World | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #brighthopesquilt #scrapquilt #patchwork #redpepperquilts

QUILT DETAILS
Bright Hopes Quilt - Color My World
Finished quilt measures 60 inches x 72 inches.
270 Bright Hopes Blocks.
18 horizontal rows of 15 Bright Hopes blocks.
1350 patchwork pieces.
Each FINISHED block measures 4 inches x 4 inches.
200+ different fabrics were used to make this quilt top.
Fabrics Include:
Standard quilting cotton and
Tutorial available here:
For this quilt I cut my center square 2" x 2" and
rectangles were cut 2" x 4".
After piecing the block together the block was 
trimmed to measure 4½ inches x 4½ inches. 
Batting:
Low Loft Cotton Batting

Bright Hopes Quilt - Color My World | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #brighthopesquilt #scrapquilt #patchwork #redpepperquilts

Bright Hopes Quilt - Color My World | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #brighthopesquilt #scrapquilt #patchwork #redpepperquilts
Bright Hopes Quilt - Color My World | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #brighthopesquilt #scrapquilt #patchwork #redpepperquilts

As always, thank you for stopping by!
Rita

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10 comments:

  1. Absolutely stunning@ Love how bright and cheery it is!

    Sandy

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  2. Rita, you should rename this 1350 Smiles because I am POSITIVE that my two little granddaughters would be delighted by every single piece of fabric in this darling quilt. Thank you so very much for providing the block tutorial. Now I have to start collecting adorable novelty prints. :-)

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  3. Fabulous. you must have an amazing stash of fabric. x

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  4. The diagonal lines are the perfect little extra bit that makes the quilt!

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  5. What a great way to put scraps to good use! Beautiful!

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  6. I love this quilt, it is really a happy pattern, and yes the fabrics are all loved.

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  7. Thanks for sharing your colourful world

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