Thursday, January 23, 2014

the sherbert quilt


Back in December, I posted a sneak of this quilt saying that I wasn't sure what I thought of it and that I was going to wash it and see if that changed things.


Well, I've washed it and that did make a huge difference! 

I ordered these fabrics when they were on sale at Fat Quarter Shop back in November just to stash but when I was putting them in my fabric box, my 8 year old commented on how they would make a great quilt and I just went with it.  Fortunately she LOVES the finish!


For the back, I used large pieces of novelty prints from my stash.  


My daughter helped with the selection and layout and I think we both agree that we like the back better than the front.


I still wouldn't say it is my favorite or even one of my favorites and I wish I made some different choices regarding which colors I included but all question marks aside, it is big, warm, and cozy - and in this weather especially, getting lots of use!

23 comments:

  1. Fun! I love how you used all of those novelty prints for the back.

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  2. This turned out great! I love the back as well!

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  3. I love this quilt! Seriously, it looks great!

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  4. I think it is a wonderful colour combination!

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  5. That's what quilts are for! Getting use! I like the combination of colors but also have a few tops lately where I finished and thought, "meh". Maybe I should post them and see what others think.

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  6. Your 8 year old was right, beautiful color combination. I love it!

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  7. It is really fun! It's so bright and will be great to use :)

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  8. Are you kidding.....this is a wonderful happy quilt! The colors are perfect with each other. Congrats on a finish.

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  9. Sometimes, you have to just go with the flow, and start sewing! I actually love the colours. Would they be as pretty if they were stashed away? I think not... love!

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  10. Both sides are beautiful, but I agree with you all - the back is my favorite!

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  11. LOVE!!! It's a two sided quilt - So perfect!

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  12. As long as its being used its a win win : )

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  13. It looks great (not every quilt can be a favourite)! I love the name you chose - suits if perfectly.

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  14. I really like it! There are a few months of the year where I prefer something with muted colors, it's nice to have the option.

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  15. Looks gorgeous, I love the crinkly texture! Double sided too...can't get any better than that :)

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  16. Oh man I looove the front! Such rich, cozy solids! And the back is really fun, like an I-Spy quilt.

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  17. It does look soft and warm. Even the colors look a bit soft.

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  18. I love the colours - gorgeous :-)

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  19. Oh I'm going through a solids phase and I just ADORE the front of that quilt. It's a perfect name, sweet, soothing and creamy!!

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  20. Yes! I love the back too, but the front is just as great! And I LOVE the colors you chose for your photography post. Can't wait to see what that becomes.

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  21. I think it turned out beautiful. The texture is amazing and the colors are very much sherbert: yummy. I love it.

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