Tuesday, July 27, 2010

market square!

I finished my flea market fancy quilt, and I LOVE it a lot.  Just simple squares, 3 inches each, randomly sewed together--I literally drew each square out of a bag, the only adjusting I did was to make sure that nothing exactly the same was next to each other.
It's a good lap size, measuring 52 x 66 inches.
I quilted straight lines about 1/4 inch from each seam.
I almost pieced together more of my hoarded flea market fancy stash for the back, but decided to save it instead.  I used some cake rock beach and sandi henderson in green instead.  
 I'm pretty sure green is my favorite color, it seems to be my go to color in a colorful quilt-- when I'm not sure what to use.
 for now we'll use it as a picnic blanket, it's just too hot to sit under it. I'm so happy to finally have all these prints in a quilt.

89 comments:

leigh said...

It's so great to see all those fmf prints together! Love it!

kelly lautenbach said...

absolutely lovely! :) What an sweet way to display those amazing fabrics. :)

Lisa said...

Love it!

freshlemons said...

Oh it's sooooo pretty!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

Busy Bee said...

Beautiful!!!!

Di~ said...

Love Love Love That is what I should do with mine, I love them all together like that! I wonder if I have enough? The cake rock beach is one of my most favorite fabs. also!

comfortstitching said...

Just beautiful!!!

Chrissie Grace said...

It's beautiful! I love all the colors:)

Belinda said...

That is just beautiful! And such a great idea for scraps. Now I think I know what I can do with mine!

Flying Blind... said...

Absolutely fantastic!

Amy said...

Simply wonderful...as usual!

Rebecca said...

love love love!!

Heather said...

fantastic nettie!! i do hope i can build your courage up one day and cut into mine for a personal quilt... i'm such a chicken butt!! i'll just gaze at your's until i do!! ;)

xo

Amy Sp said...

It's really quite pretty. I love the boldness of it all together!

Blue Is Bleu said...

Wow. All the FMF fabrics together are just amazing! I do think the green's my fave too.

Muddling Through said...

That is an amazingly beautiful quilt. Using the same line insures that the fabrics all flow together, and they do!

oversewn said...

It's so amazing!!!! I love it so much!

megan said...

Oooh I love the simple design to show off all that FMF goodness. And the cake rock green was a wonderful backing choice. Congrats of having FMF out of the stash and into your everyday life!

Michele said...

I really, really love it!

Sarah said...

This is fabulous. I love it!

Megan said...

I'm drooling over this quilt. It is beautiful. LOVE it!

Heather G. said...

It's beautiful! I love it!

tasha said...

so pretty! i love what you used for the backing too.

♥♥♥princesita de paris♥♥♥ said...

I love it!!!

Andra Gayle said...

Truly gorgeous!!

Meg said...

That really is gorgeous!

Elaine said...

ooh, that is beautiful. Have been trying to work out what the perfect size for a random square quilt is, and you have showed me, thank you v much!

Petit Design Co. said...

this is so absolutely gorgeous!

Susan said...

I love this quilt. This is maybe the nicest quilt I have seen with Flea Market Fancy--with its earthy colors and simple layout it has such a peasanty feel.
Thanks for sharing!

Allie said...

I'm new to quilting, but not new to sewing. When you make a quilt like this do you piece together an entire row, or do you work in smaller pieces or squares? I'm asking because I'm attempting to make my first quilt, and when I tried to sew one entire row together, then sew it to the next row, the seams were not lining up. I'd appreciate your advice!

Angelina S. said...

That. Is. Beautiful. I have been trying to think of what to make myself with my small hoard of fmf, & this might be it. I may have to throw some solids in there, because I don't have a lot of fmf, but I think it will still work! Thanks for the idea!

Lorraine said...

just so beautiful , I love the simplicity !

Kelly said...

It is so beautiful, fmf really shines in such a simple layout like this, it really lets the fabric be the star. And I'm another who needs to find the courage (and time!) to cut into my FMF stash!

Sue, Joe and Michael Webber said...

Oh wow I love that! :D

Rachel at Stitched in Color said...

I really need to be brave and try random piecing like that. The results are fab.

Green is my favorite color too. It really does enhance every color.

Trish said...

Absolutely gorgeous quilt!! I'd love to do these one day but need to store up those scraps!

Andi said...

Absolutely stunning!!!

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

It's perfect!! Simple squares is all these wonderful fabrics need. LOVE it.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

******Wow*****

live a colorful life said...

Oh, how I love this quilt. I have just a few scraps of FMF. And the other day I saw a charm pack going for $75!!! Take good care of this quilt....

Marit said...

simply beautiful!!

; )

Sara said...

absolutely beautiful!

Melanie said...

Gorgeous!! I love the beauty of a simple patchwork. I haven't decided how to use my FMF stash yet, but this is a gorgeous option - it really lets the fabric do the talking! Beautiful work!

Giddy for Paisley said...

It is beautiful! I have been planning on doing this with my Heather Ross Fabrics but with 4" squares :) Seeing your quilt just makes me want to get started on mine.

pratima said...

So vibrant and beautiful! The backing is very lovely too :)

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

It's gorgeous! Love the quilting, too.

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Misty Russell said...

What a lovely combination of color and depth! These fabrics were the perfect fit..... fantastic!

Misty Russell said...

Lovely!! Just looking at this design makes me want to run to my machine and start sewing!

Kerri said...

what a fun and cheery quilt!! LOVE it, nettie!!

Micki said...

I love the quilt! It is just so colorful!
Micki

Kate said...

Love it. I think I might start on a square quilt tonight. It looks so simple but gorgeous!

Nini said...

Love it! Thanks for the inspiration to go dig in my stash bag!

JTay said...

I LOVE this one!

Catswhiskers said...

gorgeous colours
gorgeous work.
Lovely way to display those fabulous fabrics
Gina

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Trisha said...

Wonderful quilt! What a treasure you have in all those great fmf fabrics.

prsd4tim2 said...

Just lovely.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Well it is lovely. Simple and lovely. I love squares in a quilt.

Miss Sews-it-all said...

Fabulous! This quilt looks so comfy cozy, and I love all the bright prints and colors together!

WendyLou said...

Oh my!! This is so lovely!!

GardenofDaisies said...

OH I love this scrap quilt!!!

Andriana said...

I love this quilt! I love the idea of quilting on either side instead of in the ditch- I want to try that on a quilt- it really looks great.

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Annette said...

I just discovered your blog and when I checked out your shop I noticed that you are called nettiepete - what a coincidence, my name is Annette Petty and people call me Nettie Petty!
Your quilts are lovely and I hope you don't mind that I have added your blog to my blog list. I hope you will visit my blog sometime.

cathleen said...

Totally stunning....I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all those beautiful colors of fabrics.

Lindsey said...

I LOOOOVE this!! It is awesome!!

amandajean said...

i love this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i think i may need to copy you. it's absolutely stunning. i'm seriously drooling over here! love the simple quilting. it suits the quilt perfectly.

twin fibers said...

pretty, pretty! I love it, too! Now you can enjoy that fabric wherever you go. :)

Valerie said...

This is fab! I love the colors.

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Janice said...

I love simple patchwork quilts. This is the perfect way to display your collection. I've been trying to figure out what to do with my Katie Jump Rope.

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Caro said...

Awesome! I'm getting ready to use the same exact fabrics along with a few Kona cottons thrown in to do some English paper piecing.

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A House and Home said...

I just found your blog, through A Room Somewhere. I love your quilts! Beautiful. I have two quilting projects sitting in my closet, but I haven't done a quilt since I was eight years old with my grandmother...one is to take my husband's old t-shirts that he doesn't wear anymore out of our space-constrained dresser and sew the interesting parts together in a quilt...any suggestions about working with t-shirt material? or any suggestions at all?

leslie said...

amazing. i have tried to visualize how i would use mine in a quilt and this never occured to me. the most obvious is more likely than not to be the best choice. this is by far my favorite of all the fmf quilts i have seen. i look at my fmf all the time and i never realized how colorful it is. i love your quilts.

Lin said...

This is stunning! Really impressive!

Sharon said...

So colorful. This is the perfect pattern to use up those scraps.

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Jan said...

I love the 3" square size and then the array of colors and prints are SUPER. Good job. I enjoy looking at the fun things you do.

Purple Quilter Queen said...

LOVE it!!! So bright and cheery! Jenn

Annette said...

What a beautiful market quilt. That is the type of quilt I want to make. I am new to this quilting field and have just started to browse the blog world of quilting. Found you via Film in the Fridge. Will be back to check out more of your posts and tutorials. Eager to learn and you semme to share a lot of great tips. Thanks.
Annette
My Rose Valley

Ahmed said...

You have done a marvelous job! I am really inspired with your work.

Sunny said...

How many different fabrics did you use? I tried to count and got to 31 but wanted to know for sure. I just cut about 300 squares for my own 3" quilt and have 13 different fabrics but think I need more.

nettie said...

hi sunny,

i believe i used 45 different prints.

M.McCafferty said...

Cute cute cute! I love all your fabrics they work so well together. You're very talented.

Holly said...

This is beautiful! I am trying to make a quilt something like this (just little squares). This is just delightful! Excellent work!

zylie said...


I'm new to quilting, but not new to sewing. When you make a quilt like this do you piece together an entire row, or do you work in smaller pieces or squares? I'm asking because I'm attempting to make my first quilt, and when I tried to sew one entire row together, then sew it to the next row, the seams were not lining up. I'd appreciate your advice!

Thank you.
Leana

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