Friday, January 20, 2012

Citrus Berry Punch baby quilt: complete




Citrus Berry Punch baby quilt

Pardon the crappy indoor pics, but I had to get this off to the auction committee, so crappy indoor pics were the best I could do!

Citrus Berry Punch baby quilt

I can't believe it's taken me until now to put together a simple scrappy square patchwork quilt, but I must say it will not be my last.  I am loving how all the colors play together, and the simplicity of the piecing really lets them stand out.  

Citrus Berry Punch baby quilt

I raided my yellow, green and orange scrap bins to start with, and then added a few pops of aqua and red to add some visual interest.  I incorporated a few scraps of some of my absolute favorite prints, (hello Tufted Tweets), and with the pops of light grey (my newest obsession) to work as a neutral, this just screams "happy" to me.  

Citrus Berry Punch baby quilt

This quilt is headed off to our local heart association chapter's annual Heart Gala to be auctioned off along with this pretty cool Mamaroo.  I'd say this package is headed to one hip mama.  

Citrus Berry Punch baby quilt

I'd been wanting to try out Bertha's walking foot, and I thought this was the perfect quilt for it.  I straight line quilted 1/4" on either side of all the seams, and let me just say the ease of my machine/walking foot combo has restored my faith in straight line quilting.  

Citrus Berry Punch baby quilt

On an aside, this quilt makes me happy for another reason, in that it came entirely from my stash!  Even the backing was from stash, and I even pieced together scraps of batting instead of buying new, which worked like a charm.

Quilt Stats
Name:  Citrus Berry Punch baby quilt
Size: 36" square-total of 144 finished 3" squares
Fabrics:  Assorted scraps in greens, yellows, oranges, greys, aquas and reds from my stash.
Binding:  Aqua leaf print 
Quilting: straight line quilting 1/4" from each side of every seam, done by me

{Sew} Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations

I will be linking up to Sew Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations, head over and check out all the modern quilty goodness!

12 comments:

  1. Citrus Berry Punch is the perfect name for this quilt. It came out totally awesome!

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  2. Very nice! I like the variety of fabrics. Congrats on the finish!

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  3. It's absolutely gorgeous. Good luck with the auction.

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  4. It looks fantastic! You did a great job. And doesn't it feel so good to just use stash? I'm so doing more of that this year. Congrats on the finish and good luck at the auction!

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  5. Yay for stash busters, especially such bright cheery ones :o)

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  6. Wonderful so bright and happy! I do love my walking foot :)

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  7. I love one patches...you did a great job with the colors on this one.

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  8. love the bright colors in this baby quilt.

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  9. I love this patchwork! The colors are bright and beautiful!

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  10. I love these fabrics (not surprising for me). It's so fun and bright--perfect for a little quilt. Thanks for linking up to Slash the Stash!

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