Wednesday, 13 January 2021

started last year, finished this year

 




- backing fabric


- binding prep


















I've had Brigitte Giblin's book "Feathering the Nest 2" 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 vintage looking strippy quilt. They must be the easiest two projects in her book!

I started this quilt back in June 2020, you may remember the earlier progress photos. I used an eclectic mix of prints from my fabric baskets, including precious snippets of Liberty & Kaffe, plus a few designer treats, and anything else that I thought would create depth and interest. I'm sure you will note that a few of my 'lights' are more 'mediums' this time, all just adds to the mix, yes? 
And with those sashing pieces cut in long strips, I'm hoping it looks like some wild striped wallpaper, adding to the handmade vintage feel.
For my backing I chose 'Fern' by Amy Butler, a soft cotton sateen. I had it machine quilted by Leeanne from quiltmekiwi last year, in an edge to edge pattern called "ripples'.

Fast forward to this year, and I've just finished adding the binding today. It's an older Joel Dewberry print 'ornate floral' and seems to draw out the pinks & plums quite well. 
With a little clash of pattern and some strong colours to stand out amongst the others … this little quilt is done. The finished size is 126 x 162cm (49" x 63").

My vintage strippy quilt will live here for a while, and then when I feel okay about it, I’ll donate it. (Probably once I forget how long it took to make, and how many $ went into it!)
Feels so good to get another one finished #emptyingtheufocupboard

Linking up with Kelly for 'needleandthreadThursday' here
Until next time, Linda
 


18 comments:

  1. Congratulations on finishing your quilt - I found myself lingering over these photos - so many great fabrics all jammed up together in these interesting rows. It's just the best kind of scrappy quilt because it really is scrappy and it all just works!

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  2. I don't know that I would ever get to the point of being willing to donate this beauty. The scrappy vibe is just so awesome!

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  3. I love the look of vertical quilts. I have made a few myself and they are some of my favorites.

    Beatuful finish. I love how you quilted it.

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  4. That’s a lovely quilt and nice quilting too.

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  5. What a lovely traditional quilt - great finish. xx

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  6. What a lovely quilt, I like the scrappy and colourfull look. The pattern is on my 'want to make' list for some time.

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  7. Your "Strippy" quilt is just beautiful!! I love its scrappiness...
    hugs, Julierose

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  8. As always, a gorgeous quilt. Love the way the fabrics mix together in this design. A hard one to give away.

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  9. Such a pretty quilt. Love the fabrics you chose for the long sashing strips. A definite keeper.

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  10. Yes the sashing does give the effect of wallpaper from another era. It is simply stunning! Looks like another book to add to the collection 😆

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  11. Love the vintage look, and your remark about donating it! Your fabrics are just devine! Enjoy your weekend

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  12. I like the sashing fabric a lot. It adds movement and, as you hoped, a cool vintage feeling.

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  13. I am mezmerized by the fabric choices for this quilt. Thank you.

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  14. This is my favorite kind of quilt, so scrappy and cheerful! It is just glorious. I scrolled down to a lot of your past posts and I really love all of your quilts!

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  15. Yay for a UFO finish! Isn't it the best feeling? Nice that you could pick and choose your favorite fabrics to include in it. I know what you mean about keeping it for a while, and donating it later. I have quite a few quilts in that category myself. But when a need arises, I'll give more away. Hope you find more happy finishes among your UFOs.

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  16. A very fun and scrappy quilt. My favorite style!!

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  17. You chose lovely colors and fabrics for this quilt. The binding in a great choice. How delightful that it's done and in use.

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  18. Such a lovely scrappy quilt. It looks so cozy to snuggle up under.

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