Sunday, March 22, 2015

summer flag quilt

Hello everyone, how was your weekend? I'm super glad to say mine was pretty productive and I even finished my Summer Flag Quilt.


Such a riot of color, isn't it? I used mostly Cotton + Steel fabrics because their beautifully saturated colors are my absolute favorites at the moment.


Katy (I'm a ginger monkey) designed this Fly The Flag quilt for Quilt Now issue 2 magazine and the combination of big flags and beautiful colors reminds me of colored summer beach huts.


 This is a pretty large quilt (67" x 80") and I'm planning on using it as a picnic blanket so I wanted something bright and colorful for the back as well. I pieced this variety of prints and colors from my stash and I think it matches the top quite well. Plus, I'm hoping these colors will be good at hiding stains as well :).


I love how this quilt was quite a departure from my "regular" quilts. Have you noticed lack of white and low volume fabrics? I even quilted it using four different colors of thread - magenta, navy, green, and gray. See, not even white thread in sight. 


And since I could not decide on any one color for the binding, I went scrappy. 

I attached binding completely by machine as I'm thinking this quilt will see a lot of action this summer and thus will end up being washed a lot.

Now, if only warm weather decided to show up already. Instead, though, we're expecting yet another snow storm tomorrow :(. Totally not cool !!

Svetlana

28 comments:

  1. Definitely a riot of colour!! You'll be the envy of all the other picnic-ers!! Can't believe you are still getting snow! Brrrrr! Jxo

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  2. Oh I love it! What a great pattern, and I love your interpretation of it with those colours and fabrics!

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  3. Oh yes! Such a lovely finish!!! I love all the colour ... enjoy your picnics :)

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  4. Beautiful quilt! Thank you for sharing!

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  5. What a happy quilt! Definitely a departure from classic Svetlana, but so much fun!

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  6. I love it, it is not quite your usual colour palette, but still it is you all the same.

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  7. Waiting for summer :) I love your choice of colors!
    I can imagine this quilt in solids (I've just a few waiting in line)
    Thanks for inspiration :*
    Karin

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  8. I really love your flag quilt...so bright and cheery. Did all of the fabrics come from Cotton & Steel? I like the new direction. It will make a great summer bring along. ;-)
    Karen

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  9. Great stuff! I'll be thinking of this cheerful quilt all day. Nice work!

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  10. So fresh and beautiful...love this!!

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  11. It may be a riot of color, but you have balanced them out so beautifully and chosen such great fabrics!! I love it and I hope you have many memorable picnics!!

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  12. Love the shapes for these blocks, it came out so beautifully and you nailed it in the cheerful and colorful category!

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  13. what a fresh summer feeling! I love your work Svetlana. But somehow your weekends must be twice as long than mine...
    I am happy if I manage to sew a lola pouch.
    :-)

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  14. Svetlanko, Tve deky jsou uzasne a tahle se ti take moc povedla. Je uzasne barevna, na leto idealni. Krasne :) Pa, Jola

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  15. This is for sure my favorite quilt of yours;)

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  16. This will be such a bright and fun picnic quilt (if summer ever gets here)! You have such an eye for color!

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  17. This quilt really makes me happy and also made me spend a bit on some Cotton + Steel bundles. Luckily they are on sale right now at Craftsy. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

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  18. This quilt is so festive and cheerful. Is there anyway to get the pattern?

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    1. I got it from Quilt Now issue 2 magazine, I don't think the pattern available for sale on its own :(

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  19. this is a lovely riot of colour! I am feeling quite inspired--thank you for sharing!

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  20. This is complete eye candy! I love it!!

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  22. Ohh, I would be so happy sitting on this enjoying my picnic!:) Just beautiful!

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  23. This quilt is a beautiful combination of color, graphic interest and fun fabric!

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  24. Handicraft
    Handicrafts are the creative products made by the skill of the hand without the help of modern machinery and equipments

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