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:

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

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

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

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  4. 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!

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

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

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  7. Simply wonderful...as usual!

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  8. 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

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

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

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

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

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  13. 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!

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  14. This is fabulous. I love it!

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

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

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  17. 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!

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  18. 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!

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  19. 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!

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  20. 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!

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  21. just so beautiful , I love the simplicity !

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  22. 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!

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  23. 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.

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

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

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  26. 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....

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  27. 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!

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  28. 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.

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

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  30. It's gorgeous! Love the quilting, too.

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  31. 拒絕冒險和成長的人,終將被生命的潮流陶汰。..................................................

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  39. 人生有如洶湧的波濤,如果沒有岩石的阻擋,怎能激起美麗的浪花?......................................................

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

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

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

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  43. 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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  44. 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.

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

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  46. I LOOOOVE this!! It is awesome!!

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  47. 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.

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

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  49. This is fab! I love the colors.

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  50. 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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  51. 好的開始並不代表會成功,壞的開始並不代表是失敗..................................................

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  52. 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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  53. 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?

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  54. 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.

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  55. This is stunning! Really impressive!

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

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  57. 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.

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  58. 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

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

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  60. 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.

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  61. hi sunny,

    i believe i used 45 different prints.

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

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

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  64. 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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