Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Raspberry Lemonade Quilt

I know you are all keeping close tabs on me and are quietly wondering what happened to the quilt with the pink and green fabrics that I made way back in May?  Well I have decided to name it Raspberry Lemonade and I have finally added the finishing touches to this quilt.

 Finished quilt measures 48 inches x 48 inches

The binding fabric caused much grief, only because I was so very indecisive.  In the end I have gone with a Joel Dewberry stripe from his Aviary Collection.  A good decision, I am very happy with these colors.


The binding is once again sewn on by machine, which I am finding a little easier each time.  For those of you who have been wondering, I cut my binding strips 2.25 inches wide.  Once the strips are joined together, I sew the binding onto the front of the quilt, then pin the binding down around to back of the quilt using lots of pins.  I then stitch in the ditch along the binding edge (from the front of the quilt), thereby also catching the outer edge of the binding. 

This quilt is now for sale in my Etsy Store I you have any questions regarding this or any other listing, please don't hesitate to email me.

31 comments:

  1. Love love love the pink and green together! Another beautiful work of art! Jenn

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  2. It reminds me of a lady bug
    pick-nick.

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  3. Whauw, it is a georgeous quilt!

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  4. so pretty! I love the pinks around the edge, along with the binding!

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  5. What lovely colours. The quilt is gorgeous. You are so talented!

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  6. looks great - interesting how you do your binding - I might have to give that a try.
    Karen
    http://karensquilting.com/blog/

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  7. What a cute little girl quilt :-) It reminds me of watermelon! But I like your name, Pink Lemonade, too!
    Pink Lemonade w/a slice of Lime maybe...

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  8. VERY pretty! and thanks for the binding info! I'm going to try that one!

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  9. Very Pretty - and clean and crisp... refreshing just like it's name ;)

    I've just started doing my bindings the same as you thanks to JudyL's video tutorial at www.patchworktimes.com and like you, I find the more I do it the better I get. :)

    That little tag on there is adorable! My 2 year old son loves tags on his blankets like that.. they are his thumb hook ;)

    Love from Texas! ~bonnie

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  10. What a gorgeous quilt - I particularly like your darker pink border.

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  11. I love this! The colors are beautiful. I think your boarder and binding has brought it together so well. Check out my quilt top laid out on my blog. I would love to have your opinion because your quilts are so lovely.

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  12. Another gorgeous quilt and I love the pink border at the edge (and the binding fabric is perfect!

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  13. My favorite combos pink and green! Love this quilt and Raspberry Lemonade!

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  14. this is lovely. i really like the striped border

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  15. The colours are amazing together! Love your choice for the binding :)

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  16. I forgot about this one!! I love this quilt, the binding sets it off so beautifully....but you know, I am SO taken with that backing fabric. Is it a newish range? Must acquire ;)

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  17. Oh, what's the fabric on the back? I LOVE that. It's wonderful!

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  18. Great name for your quilt. Thanks for sharing your technique for sewing on the binding. I have tried that before (because too much hand work is not good for my arthritis) but have never been happy with the results. I will try your method next time. Enjoy your day.

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  19. Beeeeeeautiful!!! I LOVE it! But wait -- it's green -- lemonade with a twist of lime. Or limeade! At any rate, the name is gorgeous, just like the quilt!

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  20. So pretty! I love the pieced border. Pink Perfection!

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  21. This is stunning! I have fabrics sitting on my table all ready to cut out for a baby quilt and I was debating between coins or squares, but this points me to squares. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Randi
    http://ihavetosay.typepad.com/

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  22. Ooh Yum, it's looks delicious! I love that raspberry pink!

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  23. Darling backing fabric, too. You can't go wrong with a striped binding. Another charming quilt!

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  24. I love the colors of this quilt :-)

    Blessings,
    Tammy ~@~

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  25. wow!!! I love it!!!congratulations
    hugs

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  26. the binding and fabric on the back is my favorite! love how it goes together.

    thanks for the tip on how you bound it... i think i might try that for the first time on a baby girl quilt i am making for my sister. :)

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  27. Hello,
    I absolutely love this quilt, I wish I could make quilts that are half as good as yours.

    Where do you get your custom made "Red Pepper" labels from?

    Thanks,
    Minnie

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