Sunday, 22 April 2012

What would Rita do?

Umming and Ahhing about what to do with this fabulous stack of Summersville Lu sent me (her first line for Moda, shipping to stores right now), I got to thinking "what would Rita do?"


You know Rita, of course, everyone knows Rita.  Her quilts have a unique look and have been a huge inspiration to me and probably to 99% of you.  She modestly said to me "many of my quilts really aren't all that unique in design; most are traditional quilt patterns that I never would claim to be my designs," and yet I reckon I can generally spot one of her quilts at a hundred paces when they come up in my Flickr feed.  Bright, fresh, modern and simple but always with a lovely balance of colour, print and shape.  So I channelled my inner Rita in making this quilt top.


It's just as the basting stage right now and I'm not sure it has quite the sparkle and zing of Rita's quilts but I love it all the same and hopefully so will its mystery recipient.

21 comments:

  1. Think it is Lynne with more than a dash of Rita - love her quilts too and in particular her yummy bindings!

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  2. WWRD? - the new question for quilters :)

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  3. Less is often more! Your quilt looks lovely. Di xo

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  4. Your quilt is looking delicious. Lynne quilt in a Rita style.

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  5. WWRD? I would have said "add white" and I see that you did.

    Smart woman.

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  6. I completely agree with you on Rita's impact! You are doing a great job, and don't forget your own impact on the quilting world!!
    WWRD-remember to add the striped binding!

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  7. Wiping the drool off my keyboard over the fabrics...

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  8. Rita'a great, but I'm actually very fond of Lynne so dont channel too much now :-)

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  9. Really looking forward to getting my hands on those little houses. I've got plans for them!

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  10. It's perfect. Love the Summerville, I need to get some!

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  11. WWRD? Too funny! Those fabrics are great - I can't wait to see the finished quilt.

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  12. Such a fun line of fabrics isn't it!!! I need some!

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  13. Rita and Lynne - you both offer great inspiration.

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  14. You know, I have no idea what she'd do, but yours looks great x

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  15. Mystery recipient...ooo the intrigue!

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  16. Rita would donate the quilt to her beloved older sister because she's nice like that.

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  17. I love this line and can't wait to see more of what you've done with it. I love Rita's stuff but yours will have your own spin! www.paperstarfish.prettyposies.com

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  18. Ha, funny. Your quilt looks awesome. I try to channel each of you. And I totally agree with Sarah's comment.

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  19. (Like Cindy) I agree with Sarah! It looks like a brilliant quilt, I can't wait to see more of it!!

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