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sherbet pips quilt

I did it, I made myself cut them up.  Remember those Sherbet Pips?  I landed on this fun tutorial over at Moda Bake Shop and I love me some squares in squares. 

I used Kona medium gray and ash as the borders because I thought they balanced out the pinks and reds nicely.  The binding is from Moda’s It’s a Hoot line, love it.  Lucky for me, my local quilt shop is carrying at least part of the collection. 
As you already may know, this quilt is Natalie’s Christmas present from me, and I know she’s going to love it.  So knowing it would be hers, I had to use flannel for the backing because I knew she wouldn’t want to cuddle with it unless it was warm and cozy. 
And I’d just like to say that the aqua fabric in the backing had one of the shortest turn around times in my fabric pile.  I had gotten it in the afternoon, washed it, and was sewing it up and basting it all in one night.  I didn’t even plan it like that, so it was kind of nice.  It’s part of Patty Young‘s new Sanctuary collection.
I’m also really proud of this quilt because it’s the first time I did free motion quilting on a quilt, it’s the largest quilt I’ve ever made (50×62), and I didn’t get any wrinkles in the backing.  Yay. 
And of course I love the way it crinkled up now that it’s washed!  Thanks Aneela for designing such cute fabrics, I can’t wait to get some more.  I’m thinking they’ll be great for children’s clothes.  ♥

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55 Responses to sherbet pips quilt

  1. Tanya-Yanata 11.29.2010 at 9:37 am #

    Awesome work!

  2. sewtakeahike 11.29.2010 at 9:42 am #

    It’s fabulous Anna!! I can’t wait to get my hands on some of the sherbet pips! And congrats on so many wonderful firsts with this quilt, you do amazing work!

  3. Leslie 11.29.2010 at 9:54 am #

    this is amazing…it looks so great. this is a great pattern and that fabric is super cute. your daughter is going to love love it

  4. randi---i have to say 11.29.2010 at 9:56 am #

    such cuteness! i love how this came out!

  5. Freddie 11.29.2010 at 9:56 am #

    Wow! It’s gorgeous!

  6. Katie 11.29.2010 at 9:57 am #

    Super charming. I am so impressed!

  7. Gwen @ Gwenny Penny 11.29.2010 at 10:08 am #

    This is gorgeous, Anna. Stunning. Nice work. I can’t wait for Sherbet Pips to come out. Your daughter will cherish this.

  8. Amy 11.29.2010 at 10:09 am #

    Adorable! I can’t wait to get some of that material too. It is too cute and my Lily would love something made from it!

  9. The Cottage Mama 11.29.2010 at 10:15 am #

    WOW, Anna, that looks AMAZING! Your little lady is going to love, love, love it. I’ve never really tried quilting (only piecing). You’ve inspired me – I’m going to give it a try!!! I love that quilt – I mean, seriously LOVE!!!


  10. houseonhilltop 11.29.2010 at 10:40 am #

    What a great quilt. It’s beautiful.

  11. Tammy 11.29.2010 at 10:50 am #

    Very pretty!

    I’m saving my pennies for a new machine with a walking foot. My current, very old machine does not have a walking foot, so no machine-quilting for me for a little while! I can’t wait to get my machine…someday I’ll be quilting! :)

  12. Betty 11.29.2010 at 11:16 am #

    How lovely, I like the texture and what a beautiful result – I have no idea how to make a quilt, it looks daunting – well done.

  13. elizabeth 11.29.2010 at 11:16 am #

    I love this quilt. You did a great job on the quilting too!

  14. Care 11.29.2010 at 11:26 am #

    It’s gorgeous; she’s going to LOVE it!

  15. Katie 11.29.2010 at 11:39 am #

    Love the colors, love the fabric! Awesome job! I’m sure you’re thrilled and can’t wait to give it to your daughter! :)

  16. Jess 11.29.2010 at 11:40 am #

    it is adorable! loving the colors-and love the teeny scraps-I am determined to make something from them soon!

  17. Bethany 11.29.2010 at 11:46 am #

    I’m a bit scared to attempt free motion quilting–you did a heckuva job!!!

  18. Linen and Tulle 11.29.2010 at 11:48 am #

    beautiful. I keep forgetting to switch to my walking foot. you must be so proud.

  19. Emily 11.29.2010 at 11:55 am #

    this is beautiful! i love the crafty crafts you make.

  20. Krista 11.29.2010 at 12:44 pm #

    It’s so pretty! Natalie will love it. And good job with the free motion quilting!

  21. comfortstitching 11.29.2010 at 1:27 pm #

    Well, I’m biased but of course I love it!
    Great job on the FMQ too!!!!

  22. Kristie 11.29.2010 at 1:57 pm #

    I hate this. It is absolutely terrible. You should send it to me right away…..I will, umm, dispose of it. Yah, that’s right :-)

    (Great job.)

  23. Rachel 11.29.2010 at 2:23 pm #

    I absolutely LOVE it! Who’s Natalie and why does she need this quilt anyway? Pffft. Let me slip you my mailing address…

  24. Andrea @ Knitty Bitties 11.29.2010 at 3:28 pm #

    It turned out SO lovely! The light gray is perfect. And nice work on the free motion quilting ;). It really isn’t that bad once you get started (and past the intimidation). I think the biggest I’ve done is a full size. Your daughter is going to love this!

    Happy Day!

  25. Vanessa 11.29.2010 at 3:58 pm #

    That quilt rocks! Love the colors and your free motion quilting looks awesome.

  26. Jacqui 11.29.2010 at 4:03 pm #

    Very nice! I don’t know if I’d have looked twice at that patter/tutorial previously because I don’t like the colours in it, but yours is lovely so I’ve bookmarked the tutorial because I can see the potential now :)

  27. izzy inspired 11.29.2010 at 4:21 pm #

    this is about the sweetest quilt I have seen in awhile. so girly in a subtle way. i am definatly going to have to get some of those pips when they come out. love the back too!!

  28. Liz @ LivingMySweetLife 11.29.2010 at 4:41 pm #

    I love that quilt!!! You did a beautiful job, your quilting looks so perfect!!

  29. quiltsbagsgardens 11.29.2010 at 5:20 pm #

    Good for you…this quilt is yummy…

  30. Dolly 11.29.2010 at 6:35 pm #

    Oh, you did a wonderful job…….once you start free-motion quilting, there’s no going back. Especially meandering.

    That’s one nice quilt…….she’s gonna love it up !

  31. Amanda 11.29.2010 at 6:35 pm #

    So jealous right now… Been trying to free motion quilt for too long (maybe 2 months now??) I keep having issues.

    This is beautiful!!

  32. Cindy 11.29.2010 at 6:43 pm #

    Wow Anna- absolutely gorgeous!! I mean, seriously!! You did a great job and look at that free motion quilting- looks like a pro did it!! The colors blend perfectly and the grey was a nice touch. I don’t know how you can part with it!!:)

  33. QuiltyGirl 11.29.2010 at 7:49 pm #

    I love square in a square blocks too. I think it was the perfect design for these super adorable prints! I can’t wait until this line hits stores. :)

    And great job with the fmq!

  34. Jess 11.29.2010 at 8:59 pm #

    Very cute!

    Urban Patchwork

  35. Wynn 11.29.2010 at 11:04 pm #

    it’s sooo pretty!!! love it love it!

  36. KarrieLyne 11.29.2010 at 11:12 pm #

    Your quilt AND the quilting is absolutely beautiful and I’m glad you liked my tutorial!!! Thank you for linking back to it! 😀

  37. Mary 11.29.2010 at 11:42 pm #

    This is so great Anna! And great job on the free motion quilting! I really need to dig out my free-motion foot (is that what it’s called?!) and give it a go! :-)

  38. CraftCrave 11.30.2010 at 12:14 am #

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  39. Sew Much Ado 11.30.2010 at 12:46 am #

    I’m sure she’ll be thrilled, that is adorable! What a lucky little girl. And awesome job on the free motion quilting, one day maybe I’ll get the nerve to try it :).

  40. Delia 11.30.2010 at 12:50 am #

    Man you are fast. I love how fun this quilt is. You never cease to amaze me.

  41. ladybugquilting 11.30.2010 at 2:13 am #

    I am in love….I have already ordered this line, now I know what I want to make with it!
    Fab Job!!!!

  42. Lesley 11.30.2010 at 4:10 am #

    Love the colours. And I too love the crinkliness…. snug.

  43. amy 11.30.2010 at 7:33 am #

    That is beautiful!!! I can’t wait to get my hands on some of that fabric!

  44. Maggie 11.30.2010 at 11:46 am #

    Oh my heck!! I absolutely LOVE this Anna! If you feel so inclined, you could make me one too :-) Your little girl is going to love this, trust me I’m not a little girl and I want it!!

  45. sharmiladabare 11.30.2010 at 12:02 pm #

    I LOVE your work… can’t wait to make a pouch for myself. waiting to get out of school to follow your tutorial.

  46. Vivian 11.30.2010 at 12:25 pm #

    That is beautiful!

  47. Pam 11.30.2010 at 4:34 pm #

    Adorable! Gotta run get me some of these fabrics!

  48. Jeni 12.01.2010 at 12:09 am #

    Gaaaah, love this! Cannot wait until this line comes out! The solids you used are perfect! :)

    BTW – are you on twitter?

  49. ayumills 12.01.2010 at 12:36 am #

    This is so lovely, Anna! I can’t believe this is the largest quilt you’ve ever made because it’s just perfect! Oh and I am loving that you picked the medium gray for the border!!

  50. luvinthemommyhood 12.01.2010 at 2:31 am #

    Ohhh Anna, it’s stunning! You did such a gorgeous job!! Love it! I just got a whole bunch of the a It’s a Hoot line and am so in love with it as well. the Sherbert Pips is to die for! What foot did you use on the machine to do your free motion quilting?

  51. MaryJanes and Galoshes 12.01.2010 at 11:53 am #

    I’m in love with this quilt, what a lucky girl!


  52. Vanessa 12.01.2010 at 5:35 pm #

    Gorgeous Anna! Love the gray with the other colors!

  53. amy smart 12.02.2010 at 5:43 pm #

    Anna, this turned out so beautiful! Perfect fabric for that pattern too. Love it!

  54. CraftCrave 12.08.2010 at 12:13 am #

    Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [08 Dec 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  55. Rachel Hauser 12.29.2010 at 11:06 pm #

    I’m late to the party, but this is so cute! I’m sure she loves it! Those pips are too adorable. I can’t wait!

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