Monday, April 21, 2014

A Rapture Making Rows Quilt : :

Rapture Making Rows Quilt

Happy Monday everyone, I'm excited to have a new quilt to share with you all today!

Rapture Making Rows Quilt

Yesterday, just before Easter dinner, Kevin and I slipped away to a pretty spot in town to take photos of my newly finished Rapture Quilt. It was such a beautiful, sunny day which certainly made for pretty, yet extra bright photos!

Floating!

This quilt is made in my "making rows" style of piecing, similar to the approach I used for this favorite quilt I designed for my son Kaiden. Rather than creating an assortment of quilt blocks, I simply make rows in the length of my desired quilt, keeping symmetry and balance. My favorite parts of this one are the strips of solids I added to break up this soft-hued Rapture collection. The ultra sweet color palette is so Springy, such a perfect finish for this time of year!

Making Rows #2

Inspired by Rapture's Windswept print, I sent this one off to Melissa, Sew Shabby Quilting, to long arm quilt with her loops & swirls pattern. I'm so happy with my choice and am always so impressed with Melissa's work!

Loops & Swirls quilting!

This quilt is bound in Art Gallery Fabric's Squared Element in Noir, to highlight the black bits of this quilt that I love so much!

Bound in Squared Elements Noir

For the back I went with my most favorite Rapture print, Wild Beauty in Pineapple, saving one row of patchwork to add in, as well!

Rapture Quilt Back

Rapture Quilt Back

While snapping photos of my quilt against the ashy woods and rock, if I focused in just enough, I could see little peeks of green sprouts on a few of the branches and beneath the layer of last Fall's leaves. It was encouraging to see!

Rapture Making Rows Quilt

Today we'll be celebrating my son Jacob, who's turning ten! I wish you all a wonderful day & happy sewing!!

  Maureen

51 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous Maureen! Congrats another great finish! =D

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  2. Love it! I ordered 2 fat quarter bundles of Rapture and it arrived this weekend. I'm excited to make a quilt with it.

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    1. Thank you! You're guaranteed to make something gorgeous with this collection! It's even more beautiful in person, don't you think?

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  3. It's so lovely! And what an awesome "quilt photo assistant" you have! :)

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  4. I love this quilt! I would never have thought to add the bits of black solid fabric, but those few squares make the other fabrics shine. You know you're a genius, right??? I love all of your quilts!

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  5. Beautiful quilt and stunning backdrop too.

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  6. Another beautiful one! Your quilts make my FB feed so much more colorful! Thanks for that.

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  7. Beautiful Maureen - one of my very favorites! Happy Birthday to your son!

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  8. My favorite part is the pop of black in the patchwork. Beautiful! I've been loving the black and brights combo lately!

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  9. Another beautiful quilt! As always your photo settings are spectacular! Best birthday wishes to your son.

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  10. I was so looking forward to seeing this quilt finished and I wasn't disappointed! I just love the fabrics and colors, the way you pieced it and especially the quilting. The back is perfect too!!

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  11. Fantabulous!!!! Love it!! Love your backdrop choice for you photo's on this one too.

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  12. Your quilts are such inspiration! Beautiful colours and patterns!

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  13. Maureen, it's just lovely! Happy birthday to your little guy too!

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  14. Very pretty! Love those fabrics -- and the chevron-y stripes rows add such a cool design element!

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  15. I love this collection and your interpretation and inspiration of this quilt with these fabrics is fabulous. Any chance of a pattern? Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thank you! For this quilt I improvised from start to finish and didn't take any notes along the way. I do hope to release a pattern for my "making rows" style of quilt making in the near future, that will have a very similar feel to both this one and my last making rows quilt! :)


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  16. You make such lovely quilts. I really enjoy reading your blog and the photos you take of the quilts in nature. Really nice.

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    1. Thank you, Charmaine! I love the photographing that comes after finishing each new quilt and my husband is the best partner! I love the area of PA that I live in, it's so wonderful to visit my favorite places to share here on my blog in this way! I'm so glad to read you enjoy it!! Thanks again!

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  17. It's beautiful and it looks soft and snuggly too. What a fabulous quilt.

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  18. Great pattern...and those colors! Well Done!

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  19. What a superb quilt!! I Loved seeing all your Pictures. Thank goodness for Sunshine and Spring coming your way!!

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  20. Love the balance the zigzag gives it! And I like the binding too - I've used it too. Nice quilting as well. I'm so glad to see someone else using overall quilting. I like the look of 'compartmentalized' quilting (is there a name for that?), but who has time for that?

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    1. Thank you, Carol! I love the quilts I splurge to get long arm quilted! My machine is capable of so much, but I like to send them out when I can to get the different quilting patterns. It makes them look extra special and always enhanced my quilt pattern! :)

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  21. Lovely quilt! Happy Birthday to Jacob. I have a Jacob, too...... and it seems like just yesterday he was turning 10. He will be 30 in October! :)

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  22. It is a Beauty M. :)

    Your Hubby is such a sweetie to hold the quilt just so, he is becoming a true pro at it, lol :)

    Hope you had a lovely Easter, cheers, T. :)

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  23. It's YUMMY! I love the rows of solids too!

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  24. A beautiful quilt. Thanks for the description of your process -- I went back to the quilt for your son Kaiden, and I like your row approach. Controlled spontaneity, I suppose. And a happy birthday to Jacob who has reached double digits. I love how you are "celebrating Jacob" tonight and not just his birthday.

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  26. Absolutely love the fresh colours in this quilt - you did such a lovely job with this one :)

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  28. This quilt is super gorgeous!!

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  30. Its beautiful. happy birthday boy

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  31. Maureen, this is a really gorgeous work! You must be thrilled with how it came out! Will start following your blog!

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