February 13 ~ Quilt of the Day

on February 13 | in Sewing Inspiration | by | with 59 Comments

Orange Flying Geese
By Rita, ritacor

Rita writes that the “flying geese” pattern was her inspiration for this quilt’s pattern. It is one of her most recent works and measures approximately 1,45m x 1,90m. Rita used Amy Butler´s “Chrysanthemum Orange” and Moda´s “Mod Mum Orange” for the triangles combined with a light beige cotton fabric.

Rita adds, “The stripes of fabrics with the orange trees are from my own sheets when I was a child – a real treasure. For the upper up and down borders I used a Japanese fabric print with sewing notions. On the back I used a mix of some Portuguese fabrics prints, from my local fabric shop. I quilted it on the machine, using simple straight lines along the stripes with the orange trees fabric, and used organic cotton batting.” Rita’s blog ritacor is in Portugese but you’ll easily understand the beauty of her quilting and design.

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59 Responses to February 13 ~ Quilt of the Day

  1. Glaucia says:

    Rita’s blog is on my blogroll list. I love to visit it and see all the wonderful quilts she makes, and I´m glad to see her work represented here by this stunning quilt 🙂

  2. erin says:

    I have never read Portugese, but I will check it out.

  3. Lil' d says:

    I love the idea of using fabrics attached to memories.

  4. Missy says:

    Simple and Elegant.I love the WOW fabrics.

  5. Ellen says:

    Beautiful quilt and great incorporation of your childhood sheets…

  6. Kieny says:

    Absolutely lovely!

  7. Carol says:

    I love how all the colors coordinate, but she found such different prints.

  8. Sarah says:

    oh my word, i LOVE this! I just love the colors!


  9. Gina says:

    I love the orange and the pattern!

  10. jodie says:

    Love the color orange, and this is gorgeous!

  11. Mealy says:

    ORANGE HEAVEN! I love it. I’m so happy to see a quilt with Orange as the central color. I’m going to put up some pictures on Flickr of the quilt top I just finished laying out to sew together. What color do you ask? Why orange of course! It’s such an under appreciated color~

  12. Christine says:

    Orange is my favorite color. And I love the paisley on the back!!!

  13. Sara says:

    I would so love this quilt on my bed! Whoever is graced with this beauty will be a blessed one indeed. I really dig the colors and pattern mixtures on this one. Great work!

  14. Sally says:

    it’s beautiful!

  15. alicia says:

    I love the busy back–so cool.

  16. Carrie says:

    Orange can be so challenging to work with, but this quilt is so cohesive!

  17. nana says:

    Hmmmmm, how long does it take to be so wonderfully adventurous with colors and prints? I try to resist “matchy matchy” but don’t always get pleasing results. 🙁

  18. Violet says:

    The colors are just beautiful together.

  19. Julia D says:

    Wow. This one is really pretty. The patterns of the cotton are lovely.

  20. Stacey says:

    The moment I saw this quilt I realized how neglected the color orange is. I wonder why that is the case. I’ll have to make a point of working with orange more often. It is so cool that she used her childhood bed sheet in the quilt.

  21. Judy D. says:

    this is beautiful, i love the colors, and especially that you used your childhood sheets.

  22. Stacy says:

    Your quilting is beautiful. Love the oranges in this one!


  23. Rose L says:

    THis quilt is adorable!

  24. Sam says:

    I’m dying to make a flying geese quilt, and this has only strengthened my resolve! Beautiful, and I lovelovelove the orange.

  25. Andrea says:

    I agree that the sheets are just magical.

  26. beverley says:

    This quilt is gorgeous! Such an inspiration for me! I love all things orange…

  27. Shelly says:

    Very interesting quilt. Looks great!

  28. Kristi Van Os says:

    This quilt is so bright and cheery. I love orange.

  29. Sam VanDerPuy says:

    Using her old kiddie sheets is SUCH a cool touch. Great memories of comfort and warmth. I love orange!

  30. Courtney says:

    The fabrics on the back are sooooo lovely! I’m a sucker for paisley though.

  31. alison says:

    Love the idea of using orange as the main color. It’s gorgeous!

  32. amelia says:

    i would have never thought to combine these fabrics, but they look wonderful together!!

  33. Mellissa says:

    Very beautiful, I love the pattern and I love the orange.

  34. Susan F. says:

    This is beautiful. I just realized every day that I can’t click on the information that goes with the little picture fast enough because I am dying to see the whole quilt! What a treat, I got to see back, front, the whole thing!

  35. Deb says:

    I love the flying geese pattern. Yes, I agree with an earlier commenter who said all these quilts seem VERY doable!

  36. Tex says:

    I love orange! And I’ve always found the “Flying Geese” pattern to be trickier than it looks.

  37. Amy Hodge says:

    I would never find all these people and sites if you weren’t digging them all up for us this month. Thanks so much. This quilt is really lovely.

  38. LadySnow says:

    Love the fabric combinations

  39. renee says:

    those fabrics are killing me! I want i want i want!

  40. Rita says:

    Thank you so much for all the flatering comments!
    great quilting month, thanks for the Sew Mama Sew crew for the very good idea!

  41. Lynn says:

    Oh wow, that is gorgeous. Makes me want to make one too!

  42. Apple Cyder says:

    I love the fabric on the back in particular. Makes me want to create something orange….

  43. mj says:

    I’ve never seen a Flying Geese quilt with a larger scale print- it looks great!

  44. Deborah Fair says:

    Be sure to look at Rita’s blog and her Simple Squares quilt. It’s really pretty.

  45. Regina says:

    I love working with orange – it is so very cheery – and how neat that you incorporated your childhood sheets into this. That’s a treasure!

  46. amandajean says:

    it’s beautiful!

  47. Annmarie says:

    all of the orange is georgous! makes the whole quilt very modern looking.

  48. Michelle says:

    Beautiful Pattern!

  49. Andrea Elizabeth Johnson says:

    Rita, This quilt is so darling! Maravilhoso! I looked at your blog and I just love your style.

  50. Sarah says:

    Argh, these daily quilts are driving me nuts – they’re so gorgeous, and just make me want to run to my machine and get started, but I always check in at work, far away from my sewing room… Love this quilt!

  51. Bella says:

    Isn’t it funny how I can never decide how (or if) I can use orange in a quilt UNTIL I see one that’s just gorgeous and it uses orange…yep, funny how that works. Have a quilty day.

  52. Cassie Ogle says:

    So beautiful!! I love the bright colorful fabrics 😀 The straight line quilting is nice too.

  53. Michele says:

    I love the fact that she used/recycled her old childhood sheets…how wonderful!

  54. The fabrics she used are gorgeous!

  55. Katie says:

    That’s a gorgeous quilt. I love how vibrant it is! I am totally dying to get quilting!

  56. Melissa says:

    very lovely. it seems orange it very popular lately

  57. Sharon Gollman says:

    Your quilts are awesome! Such imagination, use of colors and fabrics! You are an inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

  58. Rose says:

    Absolutely adore it. The clear lines and the orange really make it.

  59. Carrie says:

    I’m loving all these quilts!!! So happy to see another simple quilt that still has that “wow” factor…. I’m starting to think I might actually be capable of making a whole quilt myself!! I love the fact that she used her childhood sheets too.

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