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Occasionally I make quilts on commission and I am happy to say that I have just completed one such quilt.  The quilt design chosen was my Rainbow Checks quilt pattern.  When I designed my quilt I used beautiful Kaffe Fassettfabrics.  They are so stunningly lovely that I find it difficult to go past them when they are all sitting in a row on the patchwork shop shelf like a waterfall of colour. Pretty poetic right?!?!?

However, it was wonderful to be given the chance to make my quilt in other fabrics. A lovely, bright, clean, fresh palette was chosen. Coupled with a white tone-on-tone the finished quilt is beautifully modern. As it is intended for a teenage girl this seems eminently appropriate.



The fabrics are a mixture of different designs - spots, geometrics, solid tone-on-tones and, my personal faves, big bouncing florals and all the colours of the rainbow. 

The quilting for this quilt is kept very simple. There is so much going on with the design that there is no need for elaborate quilting - indeed it would get lost in the many squares of changing colour. I quilted 'stitch-in-the-ditch' in a simple grid style. 

I love a striped binding, don't you?  In the original quilt I made a binding from all the leftover pieces of Kaffe fabrics that I had used. In this quilt, however, I decided that a multi-coloured stripe would be perfect. And as luck would have it I found the perfect one at Ballarat Patchwork. Ah ha - yummy!!!

And so, while I always want to keep a quilt once I have made it, I am also happy to know that this one is going to find a new home with quilt loving folk - in fact, it will be joining the other four I have previously made for this beautiful Family.

Until next time, happy quilting, knitting, sewing, crafting ....



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Comment by Patricia on September 17, 2012 at 2:23pm

love checking this out

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