I was always good at keeping secrets, but for some reason, I was itching to come out with this one: Our latest Scrap Squad project was AWESOME! What a beautiful, beautiful pattern! Designed by Julie Herman of Jaybird quilts (http://www.jaybirdquilts.com/), the pattern is called RASPBERRY DESSERT, all in pink hues. My seven partners in crime and I, the Quiltmaker Scrap Squad, were assigned this pattern to be made with our scraps. The result is just awesome! Let me show you a picture of mine:
It was a VERY EASY pattern to make. I used scraps from my fall/autumn bin, then scraps from my neutrals bin and for the cornerstones, an array of scraps from my reds. While working on this quilt, we Scrap Squad Girls are in constant communication, uploading pictures of our work in progress... asking advice... giving advice and generally motivating each other. Jane, one of our colleagues, told me this quilt reminded her of tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches we devoured on cold winter days... Such a fitting description! Warm and cozy!
The pattern was different from any I had ever made because of the beautiful pieced set-in triangles that improves the overall effect of the quilt: Here is a picture of the top BEFORE it was trimmed: You can see the '' raggedy'' edges. It is well indicated on the pattern where to trim off and it is actually very easy to do.
Here is a picture of the finished quilt on a bed and then, a closeup picture of the quilting I did on my own HQ16: not perfect quilting, but I am getting there.
You can find this lovely pattern in the next edition of Quiltmaker Magazine (May/June) which will be out on the newsstands within the next few weeks.
GOOD NEWS: The designer of this RASPBERRY DESSERT pattern, Julie Herman, has generously donated one of her latest patterns to each of the Scrap Squad members to give away on her blog. If you scroll down to my next post, you will read all the details of the giveaway.. You can participate in this contest on my blog or any of the Scrap Squad member`s blog. We EACH have a pattern to give away. This is how to connect to their blogs and enter the contest.
Dionne's blog: http://sewmanyquilts.blogspot.com/
Donna`s blog: http://www.donnaquilts4u2c.blogspot.com/
Kim`s blog: http://pokeytown3.blogspot.com/
Linda`s blog: http://linfer101.blogspot.com/
Carol`s quilting page: http://quiltwithus.connectingthreads.com/profile/CarolVickers
Jane`s blog: http://forestjane.blogspot.com/
Ruth's blog: http://threadsofmine.blogspot.com/
In addition, Quiltmaker magazine also has a FABRIC giveaway on their blog:
Now isn`t this a FUN week?????? Anyone want to join me in a NINE-PATCH FRENZY Quiltalong? Just comment on the said post. I would love to hear from you!
Keeping you in stitches,