Habitat Quilt

Monday, December 29, 2008

I've been on vacation from work for the past week and I don't have to go back until January 12, so I've been in project mode around here (home, Christmas, knitting, sewing and otherwise)






First up is a quilt that I made my aunt Dani for Christmas...






I first saw this kit/pattern at a quilt show in October 2007. It's the Habitat Quilt by Fourth and Sixth designs. At the time, the booth was sold out and rather than special ordering it, I let it go. Then, earlier this year, I saw the same quilt kit at a different quilting show and it was in stock, so I scooped it up. I've had this sitting in my sewing room since March. In August I washed and cut out the fabric and then I let it sit for another four months and did a marathon quilting/cutting session last Monday and Tuesday. I finished it just in time for Christmas.






The fabric for this quilt was hand-dyed, so it has a slightly mottled and suede look to it. I really liked the texture and dimension it adds to the quilt.





I did my standard free motion stippling on the quilt. The quilt measures 50" x 58" and is composed of 56 blocks and a small border around the edge.





24 comments

  1. OMG, it is gorgeous!! Your aunt must have been thrilled!! The hand dyed fabric really adds something special.
    Glad to hear that you are enjoying your time off. I can't wait to see all of your projects.

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  2. Wowza! That is gorgeous. Nice work! You must be so happy having anice block of time to deidicate to fun projects.

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  3. I like how it looks after you washed it. What kind of batting did you use?

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  4. Kit quilts don't usually appeal to me, but this one is wonderful. Maybe it's the hand-dyed fabrics, but I like the offset square-in-a-square, too. And the quilting reminds me of the kind my mom did on the two quilts I inherited from her. A great job.

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  5. Wow! This is a lovely quilt, beautiful colors, spectacular quilting job on it too.

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  6. This quilt is absolutely beautiful! The colors are just amazing! Wow!

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  7. It looks gorgeous! The colors are so rich and that is such an amazing pattern. Amazing!

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  8. Oops not sure if my comments went through but this came out great!

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  9. Amazing!! what a special gift!

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  10. that is really a beautiful quilt! i really like it! :)

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  11. SO pretty! I'd love a quilt like that! That long of a vacation off of work sounds neato...Happy New Year Rebekah!

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  12. Wow it is beautiful! I'm sure your aunt just loved it. What a fantastic pattern. Great job as always!

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  13. so cute! i love it!
    and enjoy the rest of your time off! i love you!

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  14. amazing texture and beautiful fabrics = gorgeous! have a great start to the new year and enjoy your time away from work!

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  15. The texture on it is phenomenal. I have to ask as well - what batting did you use to make it pucker up like that even with prewashing the fabrics?

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  16. I absolutely love this quilt!!! Is that solid fabric or a batik?

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  17. beautiful quilt! (and i'm glad you enjoyed your prize!)

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  18. This quilt is fantastic! What batting did you use?

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  19. this quilt looks amazing, great work!

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  20. I love the died fabrics - beautiful :)

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  21. woo-hoo! that is one gorgeous quilt!!! i love the rich colors and the suede-y look. i bet your aunt dani loved it, too!

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  22. this your aunt Dani, i just want to thank you for my quilt, i just love it. Just the colors I wanted. Love you

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