Wednesday, 7 October 2015

retro rail fence quilt {a finish}

Some WiP's proceed at a cracking pace
others linger longer, so it's really nice to celebrate a 'finish' , yes?



Busy few days painting this week out at my sister's house, but while we watched paint dry, I thought I'd take a few pics of my retro Rail Fence quilt. The spare room is next on the list for painting, but in the meantime it's the perfect location for a photo shoot of my finished quilt... check out the 1970's wallpaper!
















Quilt Stats:
 I used Sujata's free form rail fence design from her Cultural Fusion Quilts book
Annette de Raat machine quilted it in an overall stippling pattern for me
and I finished it off using Amy Butler's Hammock Stripes for the binding
For more inspiration check out  cultural fusion quilts here

and this week I'm linking up to tgiff  over here at quiltmatters

14 comments:

  1. Great shots Linda - I think you have to call it 'retro cool', because that wallpaper and the quilt are all the rage now for young hipsters.

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  2. Very fun wallpaper! What a great rail fence quilt. I am just so continually impressed with how you manage to put color and fabric prints together. It's a great vintage/retro look that is all you.:)

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  3. You couldn't have had a better setting to showcase your quilt!

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  4. Your quilt is wonderful. You really got the cozy retro feel. The photos belong in a magazine!

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  5. That's the first time I've seen Rail Fence with color changes in each block; a most interesting effect!

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  6. Great quilt. Love the colours. Your photos are very good, really show off the quilt well.

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    1. Thank you! All this blogging has really improved my computer & my photography skills! Linda

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  7. Another finish - how many is that this year!!! Looks great is this a keeper?

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    1. Thanks Julie! Ah, sadly over the years a few of my WiP's have ended up in the depths of 'the wardrobe' and then one tends to loose motivation, so I've made a real effort lately to finish-as-I-go, just a real pity they weren't on my FAL Q3 list! Linda

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  8. Yay for finishing those longer WIPs! Great rail fence, Linda. Thanks for linking up to TGIFF!

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  9. I always love finishing a project! Especially after a good wash and dry! Love your retro rail fence, beautiful colors! That wall paper is crazy! Does anyone else see 'quilt' when looking at it?!!

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    1. Thank you! I hadn’t really thought ‘quilt’ ... I guess we’re all just so use to seeing THAT wallpaper, that we don’t really look at it now! It’s been there for years, used to be her ex’s drum room! Linda

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  10. Wow - that's a brilliant quilt. Love the photo of it hanging over the staircase bannister - it looks so good with that lovely warm wood. Stunning colours.

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  11. I also love the photo of the quilt on the banister!.... And those of us from the 70's- gotta love the wallpaper!!!

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