Saturday, 25 October 2014

Square Peg


I'm linking up this post to the Bloggers Quilt Festival.  Thank you to Amy for hosting such a fantastic event - it's so interesting seeing the diversity of quilts!

If you are visiting from the festival welcome to my blog - please have a poke around:-)   This is my entry to the Small Quilt Category:  

Square Peg



I started this quilt as a prototype for another idea, but it took on a life of its own.


The central pattern is made using a background of low-volume prints along with a handful of Oakshott shot cottons in pale neutrals. The appliqued circles and blue square are all Oakshott.  The square is in the only cool colour, but I chose some purples to suggest the influence of the square peg on the circles around it!



The borders are yarn-dyed essex linen and the binding is made from scraps of the same shot cottons in varying widths, with one tiny piece of blue along the bottom to represent the square.




I had finished and quilted the central panel before I decided to add the borders, which meant sewing on the batting and essex linen, and then carefully lining up the matchstitch quilting.  Way to make life difficult:-)


I love the texture of this lichen-covered wall just round the corner from my house.



My eldest daughter helped me fix the quilt to the wall using the sophisticated method of rolled up wodges of duck tape, and until it blew off we took pictures of it while trying to ignore the fact that someone was apparently in the process of being arrested further along the road.  It's all excitement here.


I'm so pleased with the way this one turned out and hope you like it too.  Thank you for visiting!


Quilt details:

Size: 25 inches x 25 inches
Materials: Yarn-dyed essex linen, and Oakshott shot cottons
Quilting: Matchstick in white Gutermann 50 weight
Binding: half-inch single, in essex linen and Oakshott scraps

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32 comments:

  1. I do love this one! Gorgeous and love the design and quilting!

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  2. Lovely! I am quite fond of Essex linen, I love its texture. The red and burgundies compliment the flax color of the linen perfectly. You are quite creative!

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  3. that is absolutely bloody gorgeous!

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  4. Yes, it IS beautiful. The colours and the cotton - I can nearly feel it and you did a good job with quilting this all over.

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  5. This is beautiful! So creative. I think all the color choices are perfect, and love the way you quilted it!

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  6. So glad you didn't get arrested! Love, love, love that wall. 'Tis such a creative and lovely quilt. The fabrics are gorgeous and your quilting is superb. Good luck!

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  7. I love this quilt! I love the pattern, the fabrics, the matchstick quilting and the binding is a fantastic finish too!

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  8. Beautiful x I love the way the white quilting looks on the Oakshott and the scraps in the binding are just the right finishing touch.

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  9. Wonderful! the wide border totally makes it :)

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  10. This is lovely, and goodness only knows where you found the patience to match up all that matchstick quilting!

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  11. I love it!! The 1 square in a cool colour is a clever contrast to the circles. The wide border frames it beautifully! What a perfect place to take photos, It looks so striking against the lichen covered wall.

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  12. Such a lovely quilt. The texture looks wonderful.

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  13. oh, this is wonderful, very original. I really like it. You've inspired me to just go ahead and start with the fabrics I have (for a quilt for my Grand daughter) and not think I need to go out and buy more fabric.

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  14. What a great concept. It turned out really nice. Good luck in the festival.

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  15. I loved this when I saw it on facebook and now I'm so excited to see these more detailed photos. What a great project! I love the way the neutrals are balanced and interesting and the design is fabulous.

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  16. So creative and such beautiful work!! This is a gorgeous, gorgeous quilt.

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  17. LOve love! Gorgeous colours and the fabrics and the square peg in the round hole idea! Amazing!

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  18. Very modern and fun. Great quilt.

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  19. It really is gorgeous, such beautiful fabrics. Love the quilting, too.

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  20. this is lovely, cool clean modern quilts are definitely your style and trademark

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  21. This is an awesome quilt! Love the texture.:)

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  22. This is a terrific quilt! I love the border and that "one blue square" as it really emphasizes that idea of a square peg/round hole. The matchstick quilting is lovely.

    Elizabeth

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  23. I love the Oakshott cottons, and the one square. I am in love with the binding too!

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  24. Wow! What an interesting design. I love all of it. You've got my vote!

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    1. MegsAnn, As you're a no-reply blogger I'm replying to you here to say thank you very much! Your lovely comment has brightened up my evening:-)

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  25. Love this little one. What a great idea, and I really like all the thoughtful details that went into it with the colours. And you'd never know that border was added later - your quilting lines match up amazingly!

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  26. wowsers, I am loving this. Such a cool idea and excellently pulled off!

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  27. I cannot tell you how much I like this quilt! Wow - it is just amazing in every way :-) I love your designs :-)

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  28. We went to London too, but we visited the HMS Belfast instead... and the Tower or London, and the Shard, and a bunch of museums... it was great!!

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