Monday, April 25, 2011

Sherbet Pips @ the Circus Quilt

I have had a box of fabric scraps from a half used Sherbet Pips Layer Cake for some time now, and thought it might be fun to mix up this collection of fabrics by adding some splashes of color and make a cute quilt.


And with a motto of keeping things simple for a few sessions of relaxing Easter break sewing this quilt involved some fabric color play and quick patchwork piecing.  Adding a selection of new colors to the Sherbet Pips color palette has certainly changed the overall feel of this fabric range.


The back of the quilt features my favorite print from the Sherbet Pips range ~  Girl on Swing in Vanilla Ice Cream ~ rather indulgent and a little extravagant but also delightfully sweet.


In keeping with both the simplicity of this quilt and my motto for the weekend, I have kept the quilting at a minimum.  I have stitched straight lines using a walking foot just a quarter inch away, and on both sides of all seam lines.


A grey and white pin stripe fabric was used to bind the quilt and ...


... labels were added to the back of the quilt including a piece of the selvage from the Sherbet Pips collection.



As usual, I have updated my Etsy Store You can find the listing for this quilt here:  Sherbet Pips @ the Circus.

Thank you for stopping by,
Rita

44 comments:

  1. so cute! i love the striped binding. another fantastic job.

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  2. Rita, I love what you've done here! I have purchased a yard of several of the Pips fabrics and plan to do something similar, add other fabrics to them, and possibly not use all of them at once. I've learned that I loved what solids do to a quilt's overall feel, and yours is a beautiful example. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. The colours you added are just perfect!!! Love this!

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  4. I love the green and yellow with the pips Rita. It looks so good.

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  5. This is super fun and I *LOVE* the backing fabric!

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  6. My favorite Pips quilt so far, I love how you brightened it up.

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  7. Love it! So cheerful and sweet!

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  8. Love it Rita, your added colours certainly complement this range beautifully. xo

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  9. This worked well Rita and I love you binding choice too.The labels look great. Do you usually attach your labels prior to quilting or afterwards as in this quilt?

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  10. I LOVE this!! and your quilting is inspiring!! I'm doing a quilt almost like this and now I know how to quilt it...thanks soooo much for the inspiration, Rita!! ♥

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  11. Gorgeous Rita! A grey striped binding gets me every time. It'll be in your store for about five minutes I reckon!

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  12. I really like this. I have made a Pips quilt, and have some leftovers that I wasn't sure what to do with. To tell you the truth, I am kind of "over" SP. But this fresh take on it revives my interest! I like it here in little bits!

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  13. I would never have thought of adding those colors Rita, but they look great (of course)!!

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  14. It's like an entirely new fabric range.
    LOVE your work!!!
    xx

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  15. LOVE the addition of the bright colors! I never would have thought to add those in! Gives a totally different look to the already fantastic Pips line! LOVE!

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  16. Love the girls on the swing. What darling fabric, great for the back too!

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  17. Another fantastic quilt, love those other colors. Wow it's just great!

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  18. Just love this one, Sherbet pips is such a sweet line

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  19. Love your style - it is always gorgeous.

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  20. Looks like you got to do a little bit of fussy cutting, too. Such inspired simplicity, it's absolutely gorgeous!

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  21. Very cute quilt! I have the same question about labels. Before or after quilting? And I am a newbie to quilting so my next question is How do you attach labels?

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  22. Beautifully simple and clean! Love the fabric too!

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  23. I love the fabric you chose for the back of the quilt. Nice!

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  24. Stunning as usual!! I just love how all your quilts pop and really show off all the beautiful fabrics you use.

    Cheers!
    Rachel
    http://www.dewberrylane.com

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  25. Love the fabric choice, the little girl/swing fabric is so cute!

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  26. Oh my goodness! Love! It was a great idea to mix in some other brighter colors. What a great combo! I also adore the back fabric. So cute!

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  27. It's so refreshing to see this collection done up in a new color scheme. Despite the hoopla on my blog right now, I can honestly say I really like what you've done here with color and movement - especially the addition of solids. The back is darling.

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  28. I am not a fan of gray but you made it look great in this quilt. Looks like it was great fun to make. You have made the eyes of the viewer dance across the quilt. Great Job!

    Have a great day.

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  29. Wow! It's gorgeous! I love the backing. Fabulous!

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  30. I would have never thought of those color combos but it totally works! I need to think outside the box a bit more. Great work!

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  31. Pretty quilt! I love the back!

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  32. So bright and happy. I love the fabric you used for the backing.

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  33. Those colour additions are simply perfect. Improving on something already sweet.

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  34. Rita, it looks wonderful! Such a smart addition of solids!

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  35. Cute little quilt - I love the back!

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  36. It's so funny, I've revived girl on a swing this week too in a little baby quilt. It was really fun seeing how the Pips worked intermingled with other prints in simple patchwork. Your new version is so fresh and fun!

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  37. Can I ask how you sew your labels on? They appear to be machined, but also appear to have been put on after the quilting...

    And I do love the colours you added to the Sherbit Pips! and that backing fabric is devine.

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  38. Abso-Bloomin-Lutely Brilliant, Rita.

    I love the addition of colour to the mix. It's what's always held me back from the Pips - I love love love the design, just not so keen on the palette. You've opened my eyes to how lovely it is.

    Great backing too.

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  39. Love how you intermingled different prints in with the Sherbet Pips colorway...absolutely fantastic quilt!

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