Tuesday, 30 June 2020

the easiest one in the book











With a little clash of pattern and some strong colours to stand out amongst the others … this little quilt top is done. The finished size is 126 x 162cm (49" x 63").
I've had Brigitte Giblin's "Feathering the Nest 2" book for ages now, the quilts are delightful. Her designs are inspired by vintage quilts, with a little more colour here & there. 
'Quilt dos a dos' is Brigitte's back to back quilt. The front is a scrappy combo of hourglasses, HSTs and squares and the back is the strippy quilt. They must be the easiest quilts in her book! And just perfect for what I feel like sewing at present. 

I decided to make the strippy quilt using an eclectic mix of fabrics from my baskets, including Liberty, checks, Kaffe, and anything else that I thought would create depth and interest. And with those sashing pieces cut in long strips, I’m hoping it will look like some wild striped wallpaper, adding to the handmade vintage feel.

















Until next time, Linda


11 comments:

  1. Gorgeous quilt Linda! I think I’ve said it before, but it’s worth repeating ..... you have an incredible ability in coordinating such a diverse group of fabric!

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  2. It may be the simplest in the book but that mean it can also be the most interesting. This is a lovely result.

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  3. A really lovely quilt. I love how you've put all of these different fabrics together into a work of art.

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  4. great mix of color and pattern!!!

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  5. Yes. I like how you mixed all the fabric patterns and colors here. And how nice to have a finish! Will it stay on your bed?

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  6. I actually think that often the simpler quilt designs can be the best - this is delightful Linda, lovely mix of fabrics.

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  7. It may be the easiest one in the book, but so worthwhile! Love this sweet looking quilt. I'm very drawn to vertical layout quilts right now and this scrappy version is just fabulous done up in your fabrics.:)

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  8. That's a classic super scrappy quilt! Your mix of scrappiness is fabulous.
    I'm a fan.

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  9. That is a beautiful quilt, makes me wish I hadn't cut all my scraps into rectangles now :( very vintage looking with all those different fabrics.

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  10. It may be the easiest one in the book, but your fabric choices make it the most stunning! What a beauty!

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  11. Love the quilt, and so funny to see this quilt which I looked at two weeks ago and I would like to make one using some colourfull fabric. Yours is beautiful.

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