Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Japanese Fruit Salad

Some photo's as promised...!



This quilt is based on the beautiful Fruit Salad quilt designed by Liza Prior Lucy and found in Kaffe Fassetts book Quilts en Provence (pub. 2010).

Liza Prior Lucys quilt Fruit Salad Quilt

Kaffe Fassett's Striped Vase fabric is delightful as the backing for this quilt.


I had a lot of fun quilting this one. I really didn't have a plan to start with, so I decided firstly to do some hand quilted straight lines using Perle 8 threads in various colours.


I felt it needed a little more than that so I added tan machine quilted lines in between.


Still not satisfied I decided to add some machined curvy zig zag lines in coloured threads.


Lastly the border was hand quilted with a cream perle 8. Very happy now!!!


The binding is a gorgeous lime green Japanese fabric.

 

 It is so nice to have a finished quilt! Have you had a finish lately?

55 comments:

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Your quilt looks lovely Cathy. Love the first photo and how the quilting came about step by step. Beautifully done. No quilt finishes here, still working slowly on my current one.

Dan R said...

This is really lovely. The candy colors are so vibrant, and I love the triangle pattern.

My last finish was at 3am this morning, when I finished hand sewing the binding for the Modern Quilt Guild Habitat challenge. Sometimes you just have to finish!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I'm drooling over your Japanese Fruit Salad Cathy! Everything about it is perfect.
Been finishing ups some small projects, but not quilts lately. Single Girl top is calling to me though!

Donna~~ said...

Gorgeous Cathy! Your quilting looks like so much fun, and so perfect! (Love the background of your photos too--is that lovely view where you live? If so lucky you!)

Adele said...

oh this quilt is so so gorgeous and the colours are to die for.

To answer your question, i have had plenty of starts and no finishes lol

Andi said...

Crikey Cathy.
It's bloody stunning!!!!
xx

Jackie @ craftonmymind said...

WOW!!

Oops-Lah said...

Love it! Just gorgeous. As I still have plenty of Japanese Fabrics left from my "Japanese phase" I might take a leaf out of your book, if you don't mind!

Miriam said...

Congratulations on a beautiful quilt, Cathy!
I love that first photograph!

No finished quilts here, but I have finished a quilt top.

susis quilts said...

dear cathy,what a colourful new quilt,congratulations,happy stitching,susi

Cardygirl said...

Just gorgeous Cathy!

Little Island Quilting said...

Gorgeous

Lynne (Lily's Quilts) said...

Wonderful wonderful wonderful, I love this so much - your fabulous use of colour strikes again

Michelle @ the quilted tortoise said...

Absolutely beautiful Cathy!! I love your hand and machine quilting combo and the lime binding is a gorgeous touch!

quilteuseforever said...

This is a gorgeous quilt, and I love to see the stunning result of an uncommon mix : hand- and machine-quilting !
Great choice of fabrics too, you are very talented !
Katell from France

mieke said...

I just love your version of "fruit salade", Cathy! Quilts in Provence is one of the few books I didn't buy yet, I think I need it right away...!!!( Recently, I seem to love all geometric shapes..) x

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Simply awesome Cathy!

Christine said...

Love it Cathy, what size needle did you use for the hand quilting with perle thread?

cheers
Christine

bearpaw said...

Just stunning Cathy! I love your mix of machine and hand quilting and your gorgeous colour palette. I have had a finish recently, but it is hanging in my new craft classroom and I need to get it back home to photograph it outside (that's if it will stop raining long enough!).

circle retreat quilter said...

Oh it is just stunning and the use of all those beautiful prints. just lovely. well done and I like that you have hand and machine quilted the quilt.

Jackie said...

Gorgeous! All the different prints came together beautifully!

Deezebra said...

Looks fabulous Cathy, love the photos at the beach. And sunshine too!

Jackie said...

This quilt is just fabulous!! I loved it the first time you showed and love it even more now. Wow!! Your version is just spectacular.

GingerCat said...

To put it bluntly - this is beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Ann Marie said...

Looks good enough to eat! I'm inspired by the way you put these fabrics together. And the quilting is giving me ideas too! Thanks for posting this one.

Mama Spark said...

So beautiful! I love the bright vibrant colors and how they work so well together in this quilt.

Lisa said...

Absolutely wonderful! Love the colors and the quilting. A true masterpiece, well done.

Crispy said...

Oh WOW I LOVE this quilt!! It's so bright and cheerful and MUCH prettier than Liza Lucy's IMHO :o)

Crispy

YankeeQuilter said...

Wow...love the fabrics...love how you mixed up the threads and styles of quilting...love the photos...and am drooling over that border fabric!

LynCC said...

What a fun quilt! I love the combination of hand and machine quilting.

Jodi said...

Cathy, it's fabulous! I've been wanting to make a quilt with Japanese fabrics - this is nice and bright and cheerful!

Barb said...

Your quilt is just awesome!

Coach Tina said...

This is a beautiful quilt-I love the bright colors and the wonderful design!

Nifty Quilts said...

I LOVE this quilt!!! Your color choices are really exciting, and the hand with machine quilting is great! Bravo!!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful backdrop for your gorgeous quilt. Love that lime binding and the border is perfect.

shannon said...

i love the colors! it's a lovely quilt!

i have a couple finishes, but i haven't blogged about them yet....

Barb said...

Gorgeous!

Lizzie said...

Love, love, love this one Cathy. I really like the combination of hand and machine quilting..
Lizzie
xxx

Karen said...

Your quilt is simply gorgeous! the hand quilting adds a lovely texture. i haven't had any finishes for ages but this last week I finally finished a quilt top. It was part of a quilt along from last year. It felt soo good.

Jenny said...

oh it is so beautiful CAthy. you are, as ever, so inspiring!

rolleiflex said...

Hello! I am Lily's Quilts sister and I have never commented on another quilting blog apart from hers but this quilt is so amazing I had to let you know. It's just fab.

Sonja♥ said...

I LOVE it!!!!

pomegranateandchintz said...

Looks fabulous Cathy, well done!

fiberchick said...

I think Kaffe and Liza need to take you on as a guest designer in their next book!

Amanda said...

Looks fantastic love the colours

Sarah said...

Ooohhhh, so so so lovely Cathy! I just love the colours... divine!!!!

Ruth said...

This is breathtaking! Really stupendously gorgeous! The hand quilting alone must have taken a lot of hours - I have only dabbled with it myself but I know how time consuming it is! Just...wow!

Just-Do said...

Absolutely beautiful! What a great quilt, I love your colours and the quilting is stunning!

corners of my life said...

Your color choices are very charming.

KylieC said...

Stunning quilt (and backdrop)! Thank you for the quilting info too. Now all I need to do is learn to sew triangles - we don't get on very well and past attempts are just that - attempts - and gone no further. Any hints?

Geta Grama said...

Gorgeous quilt! I admire your patience/skill to piece so many triangles.

Catherine said...

Another beauty Cathy! Love the fabrics used but especially love how you've combined hand and machine quilting. I have been planning to do a combination of hand and machine on a quilt top I finished recently. Thanks for the inspiration

Susie said...

What an amazing quilt! I love it! I rarely see bright colourful quilts with Japanese fabric or if there is a bright colour it is usually paired with something very dark!! This is beautiful. Well done!
Susie

One Little Thread said...

Just beautiful

Una said...

This is very beautiful! The Japanes fabrics really sparkle - love the binding! Inspiring! Greetings from Una in Norway