I finished the Sherbet Pips Quilt! And to say that I am proud of myself is really an understatement.
This quilt started when I won a Sherbet Pips charm pack from Jaceycraft. Along with a fabric bundle I won from Lizzie, I felt I had to put it all to good use and make a quilt. A real quilt, made with quilt blocks, basted to batting, and with binding.
I love the Sherbet Pips fabric line because it can be gender neutral if you want it to be. But you can also girl it out too! I added lots and lots of pink to the quilt because my girl really loves all things pink. I personally very much appreciate the blues and greys in there too.
The back of the quilt is mostly a clearance sheet from the Company store. Does any other quilter out there do this? I loved it because I didn't have to peice together a whole back. I threw in a peiced strip for some eye catching interest and also to make the quilt reversible if we don't want such a busy top showing.
I quilted it with basic straight lines, randomly placed. I really love how it turned out, echoing all the 90 degree angles in the blocks.
I am so thrilled with how the binding turned out. It's the first time I've ever done binding and I was so daunted. I made it wider than the average - I think the finished width is about 3/4". I also made very good use of my demo machine's embroidery function and machine stitched the binding with a cute star pattern. I absolutely love how it looks.
Here's Lili, the proud owner of a new handmade quilt! It's total coincidence that her outfit today matches the quilt :)
And the quilt in it's intended resting place, on the big girl bed.
In all, this quilt took me about a month to complete. I don't know if I'll do it again, but MAN it was satisfying. I am so glad I finished it!
To see where/when I started, and my accountability process, see previous posts:
Pips Start off
Pips in Progress
Pips almost done
I am submitting this quilt to:
Blogger's Quilt Festival