Saturday, August 16, 2014

Cobbled...

Back in late May I received some fabric from 

P&B Textiles....

look at that cute red door!

I was particularly drawn to the black, white and grey 

range called Illustrations 2, and began planning!

I knew I wanted to feature the terrace houses, 


so I carefully cut them out and added one inch red 

borders onto two sides of each one.

I also knew I wanted to keep the prints large, to 

show them off properly!


So I chose a four inch by four and half inch block to 

join everything together.

I had ten 'whole' terrace houses, 

but couldn't quite make it work....


So I found the scraps I had left would allow me to 

'cobble' together one more terrace section,
Two of the three terrace scraps on the right hand side....

with a whole red strip to bring it up 

to the required size.

Of course, cobbles are also used to pave roads, 

so the name is quite appropriate, don't you think?

I have used the rest of the fat quarters to piece a 

back!


It finishes at lap size = 42" X 53"

I am looking forward to quilting this one.

Happy days,

SUZ


21 comments:

  1. How cool, Suz, I can't wait to see the quilting - are you thinking hand or machine? I love that red door too. I'd love to have a feature door like that for real. One day, one day!

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  2. Really cool idea with the reds. They accenturate the black and white perfectly. Not to much, not too little :)

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  3. I love the red door! It makes me miss my Gothic Melbourne cottage's red door. Sniff.

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  4. fun quilt. That is a great fabric!

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  5. I like this fabric! I often pass black and white fabric by...but that red door makes this very special. I like the way you put this together! The red is almost like a pathway meandering through the quilt! Congrats on the win too!

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  6. What a wonderful idea! Love the red door. Can't wait to see it all quilted.

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  7. I'm anxious to see this in its fullness. Great job

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  8. oh this is so interesting! I love what you've done with the red and look forward to seeing it all quilted up!

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  9. That is a great fabric line. I love what you did with the houses. I agree, great prints you do not want to cut too small. I think of red as a neutral, a great place for your eyes to rest. Just love it!

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  10. This is looking fun. I love black and white and red.

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  11. Cool idea! Love the addition of the red solid and the way you feature the terrace houses. Can't wait to see how you will quilt this.

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  12. Yes! I love these colors. So clever to 'cobble' that last square. It's perfect.

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  13. The framing of the Terrace houses is perfect - black, white and red is always a fab combo!

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  14. Looking forward to seeing this one finished - lots for the eye to play with amongst the prints.

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  15. Lovely way to use this fabric. It looks great!

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  16. Love that fabric and how your added the red.

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  17. Oh, you clever girl, you! What a creative quilt!

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  18. Brilliant! Love the way the fabric pattern suggests what one does next! Creativity at its best! xCathy

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  19. I've always wanted to make a B&W quilt. Yours looks good

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  20. That red really makes the quilt snap, crackle and pop! Great use of a large-print fabric. I don't think I'd want to cut it up into bitsy pieces, either.

    Elizabeth

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