Friday, February 4, 2011

Sherbet Pips Quilt

Oh the joy and deliberation a simple jelly roll can bring!  Having got my hands on a Sherbet Pips jelly roll I was keen to make the most of the fabrics and their featured characters (they are so cute!) and after much consideration I decided to keep it simple, really simple:


Sewing long strips of fabric together can come with it's own set of tribulations like curved/wavy strip sets.  Thankfully the Jelly Roll strips were all cut fairly straight/on grain which certainly makes for happy piecing.  


For the back of the quilt I 'sacrificed' some pieces from my Sherbet Pips Layer Cake which adds a little interest to the otherwise solid (Rober Kaufman Kona Cotton ~ Ash) quilt back.  The great thing about a solid quilt back is that it really makes the quilting lines stand out.  As you can see I have quilted both straight and way lines without any regular repeat.


I did match the top quilting thread to the fabrics in the quilt top using a selection of Rowan threads,  and changing the top thread as required.  The bobbin thread remained unchanged (grey thread).   For most other quilts, where the fabric colors do not remain constant from edge to edge, I use a beige/cream or light grey thread that blends well with all of the colors of the quilt top.

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Machine stitched binding ~ Kei Honeycomb in tomato red with a white dot fabric finished the quilt.  Almost... And then some labels were added to the bottom edge of the quilt back.


The Sherbet Pips quilt has been listed in my Etsy Store.  You can find the listing here.    SOLD



Happy browsing,
Rita

40 comments:

  1. Goodness, we sure had similar ideas! I just made a baby quilt with two Sherbet Pips charm packs, used Kona Ash as the sashing, and used a VERY similar red polka dot (from the Moda Bliss line) as the binding! Too funny!

    Now I just have to wait for this baby to be born so I can label it and wash it and show it off. :-)

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  2. Great quilt! I love the backing fabric. I think sewing strips together can be challenging, too. And I have sometimes had jelly rolls that were less than straight. Yours looks perfect, and I like the variations in the quilting. It gives it a little something extra.

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  3. very cute. And I see what you mean about the machine quilting showing up on the solid backing.....I guess that is a good reason why I always use a print on the back LOL.

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  4. love it - question where do you get your labels or do you make them?
    Karen
    http://karensquilting.com/blog/

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  5. This quilt is adorable, and I like the idea of the simple strips. I have contemplating "sacrificing" some of my layer cake pieces for the backing - I think I am convinced now - it's perfect!

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  6. LOVE IT! I can't wait to get my hands on this line...and I don't even usually fall in love with whole lines, but I think this is one of the few that I need every print. :)

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  7. Love the straight and curving quilting.

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  8. Beautiful! I love seeing the fabrics in the long strips like this in your quilt. Amazing!

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  9. It's so cute!!! I can't wait to get my hands on loads and loads of Sherbet Pips fabric when it's finally released.

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  10. Oh, how I want some of that fabric! Your quilt just keeps me wishing! Love your idea..so cute!

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  11. Lovely Rita. Those Sherbet Pips fabric is wonderful. You showed it off well :).

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  12. Gorgeous quilt Rita! Love that Sherbet pips line. Your wavy lines are so perfect. Did you use a curvy stitch setting or use your walking foot and just move the fabric from side to side?

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  13. I have made a heap of waterbottle holders from this range for the market I am doing. Seriously love the fabric.

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  14. Very cute! And I love your new header!

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  15. Do you ever get tired of me saying the same thing: I love this quilt! Everything about it. Quilting, backing, quilting, binding, love it!

    P.S. Selvages,really? The final perfect touch!

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  16. I so badly want to get my hands on some of that fabric!!! I'm in love with the Pips. :-) Love your simple plan that really showcases these precious prints.

    One question....how do you get your wavies so perfect? Are they free hand?

    Love your plan for changing thread colors. This one is a real winner.

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  17. Yay, I love that wavy line quilting!
    Is it a special setting on your machine?
    And this is such a cute fabric line, I think the long strips suit it, those little girls scooting along the whole width :-)

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  18. So simple, yet so effective! I really admire you for not following the temptation to cut them up and make something really complicated but just to let the fabrics and colours shine through! Well done!

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  19. Perfect pattern for this jelly roll and love the quilting... really makes the quilt! I'm gonna have to check out the Kona Ash... I like that color a lot...

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  20. Yes Rita...first thing I wondered was if you have a curvy setting on your machine or is that perfectness all you?:)

    I convinced the owner of the quilt shop I work at that we needed Pips...she said I was right when she saw all the excitement at Market....she tried to get me some there but they were wiped clean out! Can't wait for April!

    Your new header is just perfect. It's great to see all your wonderful creations blazed across the top!

    What is that fabric with the daisies next to the Pure on the third from the right quilt...beautiful!!

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  21. This is so cute, I love how the simple pattern showcases the fabrics so nicely.

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  22. Such a cute quilt! I love the quilting especially!

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  23. I really love that color combination... the reds plus light blues seem so cherry and modern. Glad you said that about wavy pieces - I thought it was something I was doing.

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  24. Dang it! I'm seeing Pips everywhere but in my stash! I can't wait for it to come out!

    Very cute quilt!

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  25. I love your labels where do you get them?

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  26. Fabulous quilt and such cute fabric...another masterpiece! Do you have any tips on getting the back straight when layering so that the seams are parallel with the bound edge when it's finished? Mine are never quite right and yours always look spot on!

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  27. What a great quilt! Many times, simple can be the best way to make a quilt :) Beautiful!!

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  28. I am in love with this fabric line and cannot wait to get some!!!! This is a great and simple idea to show off these fabrics!

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  29. I just love how you labelled the quilt with girl on a swing. That Rowan thread looks divine - I've not seen it here yet!. Another fantastic quilt, Rita!

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  30. Yeah! That wavy quilting adds such fun motion to a simple design. Very cute!

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  31. Adorable! I love the squiggly quilting. And by the way - really cute new header!

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  32. This is so fun! I LOVE the random quilting! If only I had a daughter (3 boys for me!)

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  33. It's beautiful, and I bet if you had 10 more just like it they would sell just as quickly!!

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  34. What an adorable little quilt!

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  35. Gorgeous gorgeous quilt. Just love it.
    Patti xxx

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  36. Hi. So cute, fresh and inspiring

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