Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Rugby Stripe Quilt

I finished up my Rugby Stripe Quilt this past week and have been waiting for a pause in the rain to snap a few pictures.    The color scheme and blocks were inspired by Samantha's blocks which she has now transformed into this unique sewing machine cover.  I enjoyed working with the rather unexpected combination of chartreuse, navy, plum, aqua and black, and I was able to use up quite a few of my 2 1/2" scrap strips.
I made 40 Rugby Stripe blocks (you can find a tutorial for the block here).  In this 8 x 5 setting, the quilt finishes at 56" x 70" which is a nice throw size.
I love the bird print from Violet Craft's Waterfront Park line on the back.  It's just the right scale, and the Comma dot binding frames the quilt nicely.

I quilted in a simple meander which I find to be a good choice for busy quilts like this one.  I've placed this quilt in my shop.

6 comments:

krista said...

Dude. It's so good it hurts!

Debbie said...

Just lovely! An inspired palette and I like your choice of backing/binding as well. Nice!

Annabella said...

It's a wonderful quilt, and I haven't seen one like it before. What Debbie said!

Leanne said...

This quilt is lovely, this unexpected colour scheme works so well.

Katie B said...

This quilt is so fun and simple! I see myself making LOTS.

craftytammie said...

It's so cool!