Friday, October 26, 2012

Cherry Pie Quilt

Can I tell you how excited I am for the Blogger's Quilt Festival?  It was so perfectly timed with my recent finish, a quilt I made for the Tula Pink Quilt Along at Sew Sweetness!

Cherry Pie Quilt

The pattern is Tula Pink's "Cherry Pie"  and it's a fun pattern for beginners, and very easy to follow. I made 9 blocks instead of 16, which made it a quick top to piece! The sashing was also fairly easy to piece by following the pattern.

Cherry Pie Quilt

I dug into a fat quarter bundle of "Bespoken" by Pat Bravo for Art Gallery that I picked up at spring Quilt Market, and fell in love with the jewel tones. I chose FreeSpirit and Kona solids from my stash, and amazingly, I found four great matches for my prints. For the binding, I opted for Art Gallery's Oval Elements, and the lime color gave a fresh pop of bright color to contrast the darker tones.

Cherry Pie Quilt

In case you can't tell, I had too much fun taking this quilt on a photo shoot. This is a little gem from the alley, right behind my house. This "No tresspas'n" was a fun find. It almost seems I tried to find the dirtiest places (it was a wet day) to put this quilt to get the photo that was just right. I told my mom not to worry, but that I'd wash it in time to give to her!

Cherry Pie Quilt

I chose a free motion pebble design for the squares and a stipple for the sashing. This quilt uses Pellon Legacy Wool batting, which gives an awesome "puffy" texture to my free motion quilting! I love it, and can't wait to see how it looks washed.
Cherry Pie Quilt

I also used Coats and Clark Dual Duty XP Thread, which was strong enough to get me few a few hours of quilting without breakage. After you've sewn with vintage thread (which I used for the wine color) and have to start and stop several times because the thread breaks, you learn to appreciate a good thread! 
Cherry Pie Quilt - Back

For the backing, I chose Tufted Tweets by Laurie Wisbrun, and a strip of wine-colored solid I had left over from the sashing. Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the quilts at Blogger's Quilt Festival!



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Quilt Stats: #161
Finished Size: 58" x 58"
Quilted By: Me
Best Categories: Home Machine Quilted, Quilt Photographer




9 comments:

  1. I love the colors of this quilt. I really like how you used the solids to pull out the great colors in those Art Gallery fabrics.

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  2. I saw some of my favorites in there. Love how bright it is.

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  3. great colours...love cherry pie

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  4. It's just gorgeous, Lindsay! I love your photo shoot locale - "no tresspas'n" is priceless!

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  5. Very pretty! I love how the pebbles show on the back...

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  6. Great quilt !!! Love the colors and the design.

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  7. The quilting really gives a lovely texture. Gorgeous!

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  8. The colors really make this! Very nice!

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