Monday, February 21, 2011

Sherbet Pips Quilt Finished!!

A few posts back i showed you a little snippet of this quilt. Well, I'm finished!!!..
and it was an absolute dream to make...
Firstly, i think because i LOVE the new Sherbet Pips  range from Annela Hoey. Although it isn't due to hit stores til April... there have been a few pre cuts floating around. But, I cant wait till more yardage is available... The little pictures are so so cute. Its perfect for a either a girl or boy.
 I only had a little charm pack to work with, and most of the other fabric came from my stash
 The red dot is an old Christmas range....something Jolly? By Mary Engelbreit.  The Pink is Kona cotton Candy Pink, the white is Kona Cotton Snow and the blue was scraps from a previous quilt. It was a really easy quilt to make. Perfect for a beginner.
I bordered each 5' x 5" charm square in 1 1/2" strips, of the varying colours. And the strips across the quilt were also cut 1 1/2" wide. The red dot was cut 3 1/2"wide...
 

The quilt was 49" across.. so unfortunately it was just that little bit too wide for one 44" strip. Which also meant this quilt needed a pieced back... I really like how it turned out!  The backing fabric is a gorgeous new range from Melanie Hurlston "Where the wind blows".

I straight line quilted it across the strips ... and hand quilted it using soft pink Pearle Cotton 8 around the white squares.

My girlfriend Kate has a great Hand Quilting Tutorial on her blog . I hold my needle to hand quilt slightly different, i might show you one day... but Kate's tutorial is a perfect step by step guide from start to finish.

This quilt was made for my girlfriend Hayley, for her new baby girl....
....i hope she like it!! xx


37 comments:

  1. Looks stunning! great quilt...hard when we have to wait for yardage...love what you have done.

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  2. It's a beautiful quilt! I'm sure your girlfriend will absolutely love it :)

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  3. Another beautiful quilt. I have an order in for Sherbert Pips pre-cuts and yardage. I hope it is released soon.

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  4. Looks great, love the red dots! A nice arrangement to make the charm pack stretch! I agree, isn't this line fun?

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  5. Your friend will LOVE it! Such a simple but very effective design!

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  6. This turned out so pretty! Now I want some of that Sherbert Pips! Lucky baby!

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  7. Oh I love it!!! I am hoping to have my hands on some Pips soon.

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  8. Wow I love it! Pips is my favourite ever fabric(I just cant get my hands on any yet!!)

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  9. Lovely! Thanks for the link to the hand quilting post too!

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  10. I love it! I like how you did the back too. I'm just wrapping up a quilt for my son and was pondering the back. Now I think I'm just going to piece it. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  11. Just gorgeous! I love the way you quilted it.

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  12. Rebecca, it's gorgeous! I love that fabric line - haven't seen it around here yet, though. Everyone looks at me like I'm crazy when I ask about it! Your additional fabrics work perfectly with it... Tutorial or pattern, please!

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  13. I love that you were able to make this using one charm pack as your starting point - the colors you chose to mix in are perfect! She is going to love it!

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  14. It is wonderful! I'm especially drawn to the red ploka dots after finding out that I love red... ;)

    What a special little girl to get such an awesome quilt!

    Jennifer :)

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  15. Super, super! I love it! I love it with the red polka dots.

    I am finishing up a table runner with my charm pack. I can't wait for more yardage to come out.

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  16. Beautiful quilt. The colors are very yummy. I know the baby will love it.

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  17. Beautiful! I love how the squares are broken up by the stripes.

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  18. What a gorgeous quilt! I'm waiting for the fabric to come available in April locally and would love to recreate something like your quilt for my toddler granddaughter. Absolutely awesome!

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  19. You had the perfect fabrics to work with Sherbert Pips. Super cute!!!

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  20. love it bec! great colours and lovely for a baby girl.
    x

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  21. Love your quilt. The hand quilting is a great addition to the quilt. The design really shows off the charm squares well. Oh, and I love the back too!

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  22. I love it! I have a Sherbet Pips charm pack just sitting here waiting for an idea! Thanks so much for directions.

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  23. This is the very best sherbet pips quilt I have seen and one of my favorite quilts of all time. I am not even that big a fan of red. It really is stunning.

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  24. It looks gorgeous Becky! I'm sure Hayley will love it! XO

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  25. Wow, that is beautiful! Love the colors and the blocks and the fabrics! What a wonderful way to use a charm pack.

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  26. Darling! I have 2 charm packs and a layer cake of this darling fabric. I am trying to decide what to do with them. Thanks for the great idea! The quilting is perfect for your design. Well done. Love your blog. Hugs!

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  27. Wow! I love it! Just bookmarked this quilt....now to find the fabric. I heart the hand quilting ....so stinkin' cute!

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  28. I absolutely love the colors on this quilt! You did a fantastic job! I just know that baby girl has been loving that quilt!

    xoxo Kim

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