These are the fabrics I started with for my Sherbet Pips quilt. This is going to be a gift, I want this quilt to be special and have meaning. Sometimes, after I get going on a quilt that will be a gift I worry that the recipient is not going to 'get' the quilt. I don't want to over-explain my meanings to people, but I feel as if they need to know the value I have placed on their quilt. Not the monetary value, but why I find them 'quilt worthy'.
I thought this was going to be 5 rows by 5 rows. The blocks were 11" unfinished. Looking at it on the wall I didn't feel it would be large enough to snuggle under on the couch or have a picnic on.
I added one more horizontal row to the bottom. I had very little of the Girl on The Swing print. I almost left it out, because I felt like hoarding it. I did end up using it, as I was working on the blocks, I realized that if I thought it was so pretty, so would the owners of the quilt. And I wanted the little girl feel of the prints. There are 4 blocks with Girl on The Swing with the white background. That was pretty much all that I had. I have an idea for the back now that the top is complete. I want to use all the prints in the Sherbet Pips collection, I don't want left overs. This will be the only quilt I make with the Sherbet Pips. Some later time I will talk about the recipients and why I made them this quilt.
Yay! Bee Blocks Done. This is for Sew Modern Bee and Rachel also is working with Sherbet Pips! Her quilt will have a completely different feel than mine, but I love this line, and I can't wait to see all her blocks together.
These blocks are called Fractured Starburst and there is a good tutorial HERE. Carrie provided a paper piece template to use, as her blocks are larger than in the tutorial. I used the template for this block using fabrics she provided.
I've made this block BEFORE, and it took a few tries to get this one right! I made this block with my fabrics to send to Carrie. I felt like I needed to prove to this block that I have it down pat.
This block, another paper pieced, is for a LQG. It wasn't hard, but it did take awhile, and I can see why she wanted a group to make these blocks! We were asked to make our own center.