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Thursday, 28 January 2016

On The Bright Side Quilt


Benartex sent me some Burlap Brights to work with and I knew just what I wanted to do with them...


Remember this On The Bright Side block I made for the Burlap Brights Block Hop?
I shared the tute with you here.


Then I turned it into a pillow cushion and shared the tute with you here.


...well, this time, I wanted to turn that block into a quilt and here's my EQ7 design for it:


So I added two shades of grey and a white solid to the Burlap Bright fat quarters Benartex sent for me to work with.


After I cut all the pieces out I played around with colour layout and decided to go with layout 3 - I feel the tonal weights are balanced more equally in this layout. 


It really didn't take long to piece the quilt top 


and very soon I had a finished quilt approx 46" x 46".


At the centre of each block, I've covered buttons in the white solid and sewn them through to the back of the quilt where they are held in place with another backing button.


Materials used for Quilt Top:
Burlap Brights by Benartex Fabrics Inc
2 greys and 1 white solids
9 self-cover buttons


Materials used for Quilt Back:
Checkmate - Loominous collection by Anna Maria Horner for Free Spirit Fabrics
Stellar Dove by Andover Fabrics


I've quilted the front of the quilt 1/8" from the ditch on all white sections of the quilt.  On the quilt top I've used Aurifil #2024 - White and in the bottom bobbin on the quilt back I've used Aurifil #2600 - Dove.  For the hand quilted binding I've used a No 8 Silver Grey Perle Cotton.


I'm really thrilled with how the quilt looks finished - and it's a great lap size quilt.


On The Bright Side Quilt



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39 comments:

  1. Hi Chris! This is gorgeus quilt! So beautiful colours and the fabrics look soft and nice. Grey is good with these colours. x Teje

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  2. Love those colors and the pattern.

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  3. The fabrics have so vibrant colors, I just love them all as well as the quilt design. Congratulations on this wonderful quilt. Barbora

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  4. I have some of that fabric. I think you made up my mind for the quilt I want to use it in. Thanks for sharing. Lovely quilt!

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    1. That's great to hear Dody, do share a pic if you make the quilt - Chris :D

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  5. What a great quilt, love the colors and layout.

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  6. It's gorgeous Chris - the colours are stunning. Great photo shoot too. xx

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  7. Beautiful quilt. I would love one to cover my kind sized bed. Hmmmm...

    I've never seen quilt stitches in the binding before. What is your binding technique? I love the look.

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    1. Normally for hand quilted binding I machine sew the binding to the back of the quilt and then hand sew the binding to the quilt top using a running stitch. I take my stitches through the quilt top and the batting but not through the quilt backing so they're not visible on that side. On this quilt I used the quilt backing to bind the quilt - trim the backing larger than the quilt top and batting on all sides then fold the backing inwards and over the quilt top to create the binding. Hand stitch into place the same way as before - Chris :D

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  8. Wow it's beautiful! Great shots

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  9. Yes! Layout 3 was the way to go. It's a lovely finish!

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  10. Love those colors! Your binding looks beautiful too, I have used that technique with double gauze quilts and love the organic look:)

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  11. Wow, this is gorgeous! Love every single color...beautiful design and work!

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  12. What lovely colours! I love your choice for the backing and the buttons are a really individual touch. Brilliant!

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  13. This is beautiful! These fabrics are gorgeous, and I adore the colors. The hand quilted binding is perfect. I've not noticed that on a quilt before and it certainly gives it some wow factor! Well done!

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    1. Thanks Christine. I love visibly hand stitching binding into place, especially on a hand quilted quilt and it doesn't take any longer than invisibly hand stitching - Chris :D

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  14. Love how those brights pop against the white. Lovely block design!

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  15. Beautiful quilt and great fabric selection. Love the garden where you photographed it.

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    1. Thanks Jennifer - that's my apartment roof garden, I love it too :D

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  16. The quilt is beautiful, though I especially love the pillow!

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  17. Oh very nice. Beautiful colours

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  18. This is a beautiful quilt, with gorgeous fabrics, your photos are also stunning :)

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  19. Super cute quilt! Love the colors! Great work!

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  20. I love these colours and your photo's are amazing, what a brilliant backdrop :)

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  21. Are the burlap brights actually quilting cotton, but just look like burlap? I like the hand quilting detail on the binding, really sweet.

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    1. They are 100% quilting cotton Lisa, completely flat. To me they don't look like Burlap, more a tone on tone with a tiny, even and all over speckle effect. Imagine if you took a blue fabric, placed burlap over it and spray painted a darker blue paint through the burlap so you had an impression of the burlap's holes on the original fabric. You can see the effect best in the second photo in the post showing all the fabrics Benartex sent to me.

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  22. I love the colours Chrissie, they look stunning on the quilt.

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  23. It's just gorgeous! I love the bold, bright fabrics and the buttons add just the right touch.

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  24. I would not have thought to use a button on the back as well. Interesting way to hand stitch the binding. I'd love if you'd join my new linky at http://quiltingmod.blogspot.com/2016/02/lessons-learned-linky-2.html.

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  25. What a gorgeous quilt. The backing is beautiful as well. Why have I never thought of buttons to decorate and secure my quilts? Stunning background for your photos too.

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  26. I love how you did your binding with the bold hand stitching, Chrissie! Very cool detail. I'm here via Val's archive linky.

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  27. AWESOME! I love the colors and the design :)

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  28. Okay....I bookmarked this page as this pattern is right up my alley...simple and larger pieces. Love the finish look of it!! THANKS for sharing under our EQ linky!

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