China Blue in QUILT (October/November 2012)

I readily confess I am a dish-aholic – it’s on record!

So, my China Blue quilt is inevitably a natural course of events considering just how much I adore and just love dishes, especially the traditional blue and white china.

China Blue is also extra special because it is my first quilt being featured in QUILT magazine.

The fabrics for this quilt are from Benartex‘s (Kanvas Studio) Harmony Collection.

The blocks are paper-pieced pinwheels, and are fun to make too.  The accuracy of paper-pieced blocks really appeals to me.  The way the blocks are arranged and sewn together in the quilt ends up producing a secondary pinwheel effect:

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Here you see the quilt with some of my dishes:

I adore that scroll fabric used for the sashing:

Quilting was done with Aurifil Mako 50 thread (color 2310) over Hobbs Tuscany Silk Batting.  You can catch a glimpse of the feather quilting I did on the quilt here:

Kits to replicate my China Blue are available for sale at Quilting Hen.  Click here to purchase the kit.

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Oh wait, the instructions to make the coordinating 18″ x 18″ double-sided napkins you see nestling in the basket at the bottom of the table are free for download here.

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I hope you have enjoyed my China Blue quilt!  If you collect red and white or any other color scheme, by all means substitute the colors and come up with your own version of your “china” quilt!  Now for the love of dishes and quilting, I leave you with one final china + quilt photo!