sherbet pips quilt

I did it, I made myself cut them up.  Remember those Sherbet Pips?  I landed on this fun tutorial over at Moda Bake Shop and I love me some squares in squares. 

I used Kona medium gray and ash as the borders because I thought they balanced out the pinks and reds nicely.  The binding is from Moda’s It’s a Hoot line, love it.  Lucky for me, my local quilt shop is carrying at least part of the collection. 
As you already may know, this quilt is Natalie’s Christmas present from me, and I know she’s going to love it.  So knowing it would be hers, I had to use flannel for the backing because I knew she wouldn’t want to cuddle with it unless it was warm and cozy. 
And I’d just like to say that the aqua fabric in the backing had one of the shortest turn around times in my fabric pile.  I had gotten it in the afternoon, washed it, and was sewing it up and basting it all in one night.  I didn’t even plan it like that, so it was kind of nice.  It’s part of Patty Young‘s new Sanctuary collection.
I’m also really proud of this quilt because it’s the first time I did free motion quilting on a quilt, it’s the largest quilt I’ve ever made (50×62), and I didn’t get any wrinkles in the backing.  Yay. 
And of course I love the way it crinkled up now that it’s washed!  Thanks Aneela for designing such cute fabrics, I can’t wait to get some more.  I’m thinking they’ll be great for children’s clothes.  ♥

55 thoughts on “sherbet pips quilt

  1. sewtakeahike says:

    It’s fabulous Anna!! I can’t wait to get my hands on some of the sherbet pips! And congrats on so many wonderful firsts with this quilt, you do amazing work!

  2. Leslie says:

    this is amazing…it looks so great. this is a great pattern and that fabric is super cute. your daughter is going to love love it

  3. such cuteness! i love how this came out!

  4. Freddie says:

    Wow! It’s gorgeous!

  5. Katie says:

    Super charming. I am so impressed!

  6. This is gorgeous, Anna. Stunning. Nice work. I can’t wait for Sherbet Pips to come out. Your daughter will cherish this.

  7. Amy says:

    Adorable! I can’t wait to get some of that material too. It is too cute and my Lily would love something made from it!

  8. WOW, Anna, that looks AMAZING! Your little lady is going to love, love, love it. I’ve never really tried quilting (only piecing). You’ve inspired me – I’m going to give it a try!!! I love that quilt – I mean, seriously LOVE!!!


  9. What a great quilt. It’s beautiful.

  10. Tammy says:

    Very pretty!

    I’m saving my pennies for a new machine with a walking foot. My current, very old machine does not have a walking foot, so no machine-quilting for me for a little while! I can’t wait to get my machine…someday I’ll be quilting! 🙂

  11. Betty says:

    How lovely, I like the texture and what a beautiful result – I have no idea how to make a quilt, it looks daunting – well done.

  12. elizabeth says:

    I love this quilt. You did a great job on the quilting too!


  13. Care says:

    It’s gorgeous; she’s going to LOVE it!

  14. Katie says:

    Love the colors, love the fabric! Awesome job! I’m sure you’re thrilled and can’t wait to give it to your daughter! 🙂

  15. Jess says:

    it is adorable! loving the colors-and love the teeny scraps-I am determined to make something from them soon!

  16. Bethany says:

    I’m a bit scared to attempt free motion quilting–you did a heckuva job!!!

  17. beautiful. I keep forgetting to switch to my walking foot. you must be so proud.

  18. Emily says:

    this is beautiful! i love the crafty crafts you make.

  19. Krista says:

    It’s so pretty! Natalie will love it. And good job with the free motion quilting!

  20. Well, I’m biased but of course I love it!
    Great job on the FMQ too!!!!

  21. Kristie says:

    I hate this. It is absolutely terrible. You should send it to me right away…..I will, umm, dispose of it. Yah, that’s right 🙂

    (Great job.)

  22. Rachel says:

    I absolutely LOVE it! Who’s Natalie and why does she need this quilt anyway? Pffft. Let me slip you my mailing address…

  23. It turned out SO lovely! The light gray is perfect. And nice work on the free motion quilting ;). It really isn’t that bad once you get started (and past the intimidation). I think the biggest I’ve done is a full size. Your daughter is going to love this!

    Happy Day!

  24. Vanessa says:

    That quilt rocks! Love the colors and your free motion quilting looks awesome.

  25. Jacqui says:

    Very nice! I don’t know if I’d have looked twice at that patter/tutorial previously because I don’t like the colours in it, but yours is lovely so I’ve bookmarked the tutorial because I can see the potential now 🙂

  26. this is about the sweetest quilt I have seen in awhile. so girly in a subtle way. i am definatly going to have to get some of those pips when they come out. love the back too!!

  27. I love that quilt!!! You did a beautiful job, your quilting looks so perfect!!

  28. Good for you…this quilt is yummy…

  29. Dolly says:

    Oh, you did a wonderful job…….once you start free-motion quilting, there’s no going back. Especially meandering.

    That’s one nice quilt…….she’s gonna love it up !

  30. Amanda says:

    So jealous right now… Been trying to free motion quilt for too long (maybe 2 months now??) I keep having issues.

    This is beautiful!!

  31. Cindy says:

    Wow Anna- absolutely gorgeous!! I mean, seriously!! You did a great job and look at that free motion quilting- looks like a pro did it!! The colors blend perfectly and the grey was a nice touch. I don’t know how you can part with it!!:)

  32. QuiltyGirl says:

    I love square in a square blocks too. I think it was the perfect design for these super adorable prints! I can’t wait until this line hits stores. 🙂

    And great job with the fmq!

  33. Wynn says:

    it’s sooo pretty!!! love it love it!

  34. KarrieLyne says:

    Your quilt AND the quilting is absolutely beautiful and I’m glad you liked my tutorial!!! Thank you for linking back to it! 😀

  35. Mary says:

    This is so great Anna! And great job on the free motion quilting! I really need to dig out my free-motion foot (is that what it’s called?!) and give it a go! 🙂

  36. CraftCrave says:

    Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [30 Nov 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  37. Sew Much Ado says:

    I’m sure she’ll be thrilled, that is adorable! What a lucky little girl. And awesome job on the free motion quilting, one day maybe I’ll get the nerve to try it :).

  38. Delia says:

    Man you are fast. I love how fun this quilt is. You never cease to amaze me.

  39. I am in love….I have already ordered this line, now I know what I want to make with it!
    Fab Job!!!!

  40. Lesley says:

    Love the colours. And I too love the crinkliness…. snug.

  41. amy says:

    That is beautiful!!! I can’t wait to get my hands on some of that fabric!

  42. Maggie says:

    Oh my heck!! I absolutely LOVE this Anna! If you feel so inclined, you could make me one too 🙂 Your little girl is going to love this, trust me I’m not a little girl and I want it!!

  43. I LOVE your work… can’t wait to make a pouch for myself. waiting to get out of school to follow your tutorial.

  44. Vivian says:

    That is beautiful!

  45. Pam says:

    Adorable! Gotta run get me some of these fabrics!

  46. Jeni says:

    Gaaaah, love this! Cannot wait until this line comes out! The solids you used are perfect! 🙂

    BTW – are you on twitter?

  47. ayumills says:

    This is so lovely, Anna! I can’t believe this is the largest quilt you’ve ever made because it’s just perfect! Oh and I am loving that you picked the medium gray for the border!!

  48. Ohhh Anna, it’s stunning! You did such a gorgeous job!! Love it! I just got a whole bunch of the a It’s a Hoot line and am so in love with it as well. the Sherbert Pips is to die for! What foot did you use on the machine to do your free motion quilting?

  49. I’m in love with this quilt, what a lucky girl!


  50. Vanessa says:

    Gorgeous Anna! Love the gray with the other colors!

  51. amy smart says:

    Anna, this turned out so beautiful! Perfect fabric for that pattern too. Love it!

  52. CraftCrave says:

    Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [08 Dec 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  53. I’m late to the party, but this is so cute! I’m sure she loves it! Those pips are too adorable. I can’t wait!

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