Sunday, 23 September 2018

a new spin on tradition


























Quilt stats:
'Star Crossed' quilt
pattern from the book "utility style quilts for everyday living" by Sharon Holland
I used a fabric stack of a recently released fabric collection as my starting point
- lovestoryfabrics by Maureen Cracknell
I then added in a DS plaid, a few quirky vintage prints and a couple of blending peachy solids
. . . the surprising colour and fabric combos put a new spin on this traditional block
 don't you think?
Beautifully custom quilted by Leeanne Hopper @ quiltmekiwi using cotton batting
Finished quilt measures 62" x 88" 

Linking up to the bloggers quilt festival here at amyscreativeside



21 comments:

  1. what a nice looking quilt this is - love it so old fashioned looking

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  2. Beautiful quilt with beautiful quilting!

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    1. Thanks Karrin. It’s on our bed now, and I’m loving this modern fabric combo with a vintage twist. (p.s. I've tried twice to email you with my reply but it hasn't gone through.)

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  3. It’s beautiful! You’re always so fast and so is your long arm quilter! Our long arm quilters have waiting lists of 3 to 5 months!

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  4. Love the peach colored fabric with the beautiful feathers!

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  5. So sweet! I'm not much of a pink person....but, pink works so well in the quilt! Love it!

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  6. fabulous finished photo's Linda. I love your use of fabrics and colours. Looks like it's right at home on the bed with the book too.

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  7. Wow...this is really lovely...the peach just makes it.

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  8. A beautiful quilt. Perfect fabric and quilting choices. I have the DS plaid in a different colorway. I love that it's printed on the diagonal. Congratulations on another great finish.

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  9. The different sashing gives it a very unusual setting - perfect for the variety of fabrics! I thought I recognised Leeanne's feathers!

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    1. Hi Suz, I must say, it was a simple make with those big blocks.
      And with the assorted sashing sizes and the swopping out of fabrics in some of the blocks, it gives a real make- do utility look. You know, like... I ran out of fabric, but I substituted this, and this... and see... it all still works... kinda! Have a good week, L

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  10. Lovely combination of colours. An unusual fabric for the binding which looks great, draws the eye to the quilt blocks. The quilting looks exquisite.

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  11. This is a beautiful quilt. I especially like the binding.

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  12. I really like your quilt. The colors, fabrics, and block pattern all come together so nicely. Thank you for telling us about the book. I will have to seek it out.

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  13. This is such a restful quilt, another beautiful finish.

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  14. So love the prints and colours in this quilt. Love the peachy borders and the quilting is exquisite. A most beautiful finish!

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  15. Everything about this is wonderful, from the colors to the quilting! And, oh that binding - I just want to hug it!

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  16. Your quilt looks great and the quilting is delightful.

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  17. Lots of scrappy fun! Congrats on a beautiful finish.

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